Latest News

Culprit implicated in neurodegenerative diseases also critical for normal cells

The propensity of proteins to stick together in large clumps -- termed "protein aggregation" -- is the culprit behind a variety of conditions including Huntington's and Alzheimer's. With this notoriety, protein aggregation is considered to be a bad accident of nature. But new research shows that, when kept in balance, protein aggregation has beneficial functions that allow cells to organize themselves. The findings will be valuable as researchers design treatments for diseases that involve this process.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • No direct link found between rising inequality, reduced trust

  • Diversity in developmental trajectories in kids with autism spectrum disorder

  • Common elements of STEM schools identified

  • Financial incentives help pregnant women to quit smoking

  • Grant to develop therapy to protect against nerve agents

  • Up to 2 per cent of Germany's population is dependent on hypnotics

  • Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson's symptoms

  • Sexual offending treatment programs in prisons, hospitals are ineffective

  • Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells

  • Stress shared by same-sex couples can have unique health impacts

  •