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2013-07-08 12:09:26

UConn researchers shed new light on how cellular transport systems harness energy to perform their work inside the cell Using highly sensitive fluorescent probes, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut has captured the never-before-seen structural dynamics of an important protein channel inside the cell's primary power plant – the mitochondrion. The UConn team's study found that the channel complex - known as the translocase of the inner mitochondrial...

Tiny Molecule May Help Treat Alzheimers
2013-06-27 12:23:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Northwestern University say they have been working with a promising new drug-like molecule that could lead to a preventative treatment for Alzheimer's disease, according to their report in the open access journal PLOS ONE. "This is the starting point for the development of a new class of drugs," said lead researcher D. Martin Watterson, a professor molecular biology and biochemistry at Northwestern. "It's possible...

2013-06-24 10:37:13

Researchers in Berlin and Munich, Germany and Oxford, United Kingdom, have revealed that a protein well known for its role in Alzheimer's disease controls spindle development in muscle and leads to impaired movement in mice when the protein is absent or treated with inhibitors. The results, which are published in The EMBO Journal, suggest that drugs under development to target the beta-secretase-1 protein, which may be potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, might produce unwanted side...

Alzheimer's Disease Drug Stopped Mid-Trial
2013-06-17 05:08:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eli Lilly & Co has ended a clinical trial for an Alzheimer's disease drug during the middle of the study after patients showed abnormal liver biochemical tests. The company announced last week that it would be putting a halt to its LY2886721 drug trial. LY2886721, the code-name for the drug, was designed to inhibit beta secretase, which contributes to the buildup of amyloid plaque in the brain that is believed to cause Alzheimer's....

2013-06-13 10:06:12

Mount Sinai researchers find reduction in brain plaques in mice after treatment with drugs currently prescribed for other indications Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The findings are published online in the journal PLoS One. Led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, the Saunders Family Chair and Professor in...

Researchers Quantify Brain Protein Changes In Alzheimer Patients
2013-06-13 08:30:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A significant and potentially pivotal difference between the brains of patients with an inherited form of Alzheimer's disease and healthy family members who do not have it has been measured by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers have long known that a protein fragment called amyloid beta builds up into plaques in Alzheimer´s patient´s brains. The theory is that these plaques...

2013-05-29 10:13:32

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Callaghan Innovation in New Zealand have developed a new chemical approach to help harness the natural ability of complex sugars to treat Alzheimer's disease. The team used a new chemical method to produce a library of sugars, called heparan sulphates, which are known to control the formation of the proteins in the brain that cause memory loss. Heparan sulphates are found in nearly every cell of the body, and are similar to the natural...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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