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2014-04-21 13:49:52

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

2014-04-16 12:13:16

Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery – and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year.

2013-10-14 11:25:10

Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics.

2013-08-05 10:05:27

This is a veritable mechanics of aggression on the nanoscale.

2013-07-22 11:12:34

Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's. Names forever linked to what they represent: diseases that ravage the brain's neurons and leave entire regions to wither and die.

2013-02-06 12:22:35

You might think you have nothing in common with mustard except hotdogs.

2012-12-24 15:17:26

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified two molecules that play an important role in the survival and production of nerve cells in the brain, including nerve cells that produce dopamine.

2012-12-03 16:53:17

A tiny, translucent zebrafish that glows green when its liver makes glucose has helped an international team of researchers identify a compound that regulates whole-body metabolism and appears to protect obese mice from signs of metabolic disorders.

2012-10-22 22:19:48

Biochemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a genetic sequence that can alter its host gene's activity in response to cellular energy levels.

2012-07-09 10:07:58

Humans have known for centuries that copper is a potent weapon against infection.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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