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2011-11-24 11:40:32

Scientists studying longevity thought it might be good to lack a copy of a gene, called IGF1 receptor, that is important in insulin signaling.

2011-11-21 22:54:41

Sluggish recycling of a protein-slicing enzyme could promote Alzheimer's disease.

2011-11-14 22:39:50

Researchers from Hull, Bristol and Frankfurt have shown that a new technique for identifying molecular structure can be used effectively on small samples of biological proteins, particularly proteins that are targeted for drug development.

2011-11-10 15:40:04

The future of drug design lies in developing therapies that can target specific cellular processes without causing adverse reactions in other areas of the nervous system.

2011-10-27 22:07:46

In a development that sheds new light on the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a team of Whitehead Institute scientists has identified connections between genetic risk factors for the disease and the effects of a peptide toxic to nerve cells in the brains of AD patients.

2011-10-25 13:24:15

Researchers studying how fluids travel through nanoscale channels were surprised to discover that the fluids don't flow equally well in all directions.

Explanation For Glowing Seas Suggested
2011-10-19 13:30:54

It has long been known that distinctive blue flashes--a type of bioluminescence--that are visible at night in some marine environments are caused by tiny, unicellular plankton known as dinoflagellates..

2011-10-11 13:57:40

Water channels exist not only in nature – microscopical water channels are also present in the cells of the body, where they ensure that water can be transported through the protective surface of the cell.

2011-10-03 22:23:47

Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and Osaka University applied a new approach to take a close look at amyloid plaque formation, a process that plays important roles in Alzheimer's disease.

2011-09-27 12:58:18

A marker for Alzheimer's disease rises and falls in the spinal fluid in a daily pattern that echoes the sleep cycle.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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