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2014-07-20 10:59:47

University of Delaware researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that acts like a bodyguard to help protect and stabilize another key protein, that when unstable, is involved in Crohn’s disease.

Researchers Discover Achilles Heel Of The Plasmodium And Aim A Molecular Arrow To Destroy It
2014-03-12 15:01:18

The malaria parasite is particularly pernicious since it is built to develop resistance to treatments. The lack of new therapeutic approaches also contributes to the persistence of this global scourge.

Connection Among Protein Misfolding, Sleep Loss, And Age Strengthened By Fruit Fly Study
2014-02-21 13:16:54

Pulling an "all-nighter" before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it's no problem: You stay up all night, take the test, and then crash, rapidly catching up on lost sleep. But as we age, sleep patterns change, and our ability to recoup lost sleep diminishes.

2013-12-06 15:08:40

Groundbreaking new findings by UC Irvine and German chemists about how cataracts form could be used to help prevent the world’s leading cause of blindness, which currently affects nearly 20 million people worldwide.

2013-10-01 15:33:50

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made a discovery that, if replicated in humans, suggests a shortage of zinc may contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have been linked to defective proteins clumping together in the brain.

Stress-related Protein Increases Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease
2013-09-04 10:59:51

A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders contributes to the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida has found.

Chaperone Protein Subverts Removal Of Glaucoma-causing Protein
2012-10-09 15:53:46

Inhibiting the protein, Grp94, could offer new treatment for the sight-robbing eye disease

2012-06-20 11:13:47

Amyloid fibers in the brain are a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, for which there are no effective treatments.

2012-06-11 21:50:23

Strings of all kinds, when jostled, wind up in knots.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.