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2010-03-24 09:40:05

Rival colonies of bacteria can produce a lethal chemical that keeps competitors at bay, scientists report this week.

2010-02-05 13:14:33

Prions are a special class of proteins best known as the source for mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases.

2009-12-03 15:51:59

Scientists at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) and the University of Pennsylvania have found that combining two chemicals, one of which is the green tea component EGCG, can prevent and destroy a variety of protein structures known as amyloids.

2009-12-03 15:35:00

Scientists at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) and the University of Pennsylvania have found that combining two chemicals, one of which is the green tea component EGCG, can prevent and destroy a variety of protein structures known as amyloids.

2009-12-03 08:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) and the University of Pennsylvania have found that combining two chemicals, one of which is the green tea component EGCG, can prevent and destroy a variety of protein structures known as amyloids.

2009-10-06 07:50:42

A collaboration between scientists at Vanderbilt University and the University of California, San Francisco has led to the first direct information about the molecular structure of prions.

2009-04-03 08:02:07

Whitehead Institute researchers have quintupled the number of identifiable prion proteins in yeast and have further clarified the role prions play in the inheritance of both beneficial and detrimental traits.

2009-04-02 13:48:16

Special proteins known as prions, which are perhaps best known as the agents of mad cow and other neurodegenerative diseases, can also serve as an important source of beneficial variation in nature

2009-03-14 09:38:34

The discovery in common brewer's yeast of a new, infectious, misfolded protein -- or prion -- by University of Illinois at Chicago molecular biologists raises new questions about the roles played by these curious molecule

2009-02-26 08:48:40

Yale researchers have filled in a missing gap on the molecular road map of Alzheimer's disease.