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2013-12-19 23:23:58

Investment accelerates Floored’s core software engineering, sales, and 3D modeling team growth and enables long-term investment in fundamental computer vision and graphics research. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Floored, New York’s leading technology company for 3D data capture & visualization solutions for the real estate, architecture, interior design and furniture industries, announced today its $5.26 million Series A round. RRE Ventures led the financing, with...

2013-07-26 14:12:08

Study first to use 'structural' approach in hunt for amyloid-inhibiting agents UCLA chemists and molecular biologists have for the first time used a "structure-based" approach to drug design to identify compounds with the potential to delay or treat Alzheimer's disease, and possibly Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease and other degenerative disorders. All of these diseases are marked by harmful, elongated, rope-like structures known as amyloid fibrils, linked protein molecules that form...

2011-06-23 19:52:26

A new advance by UCLA biochemists has brought scientists one step closer to developing treatments that could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease and prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. The researchers report that they have designed molecular inhibitors that target specific proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease and HIV to prevent them from forming amyloid fibers, the elongated chains of interlocking proteins that play a key role in more than two dozen degenerative and often fatal...

2009-06-12 12:46:46

Emil L. Smith, a biochemist who led the first U.S. scientific delegation to China, has died in Los Angeles. He was 97. Smith died May 31 from complications following a heart attack, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Smith chaired the University of California, Los Angeles department of biological chemistry and was picked by President Richard Nixon to lead the first U.S. scientific delegation to China in 1973, the Times reported. Smith pioneered the process of determining the structure of...

2005-06-08 18:21:38

An international team of chemists and molecular biologists has discovered a fundamental molecular mechanism that seems to play an important role in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, mad cow disease and two-dozen other degenerative and fatal diseases. The discovery is reported June 9 in the journal Nature, where it is featured on the cover. Amyloid fibrils, rope-like structures formed by linked protein molecules, are the common feature of these diseases and may well hold important...

2005-06-08 18:03:37

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have provided the first detailed look at the core structure of the abnormal protein filaments found in at least 20 devastating diseases, ranging from Alzheimer's to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human version of "mad cow" disease. The images reveal that the filaments form a short zipper that is closed and stuck. To get a more realistic picture of what the fibrils look like, however, one should picture a towering stack of zippers, each of which is...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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