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Last year, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that small amounts of a misfolded brain protein can be taken up by healthy neurons, replicating within them to cause neurodegeneration.
Injection of a small amount of clumped protein triggers a cascade of events leading to a Parkinson's-like disease in mice.
Hidden in the mud, the cone snail Conus purpurascens lies in wait for its victims.
Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is proving effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease, says a Michigan State University researcher.
Food-borne diseases might soon have another warrior to contend with, thanks to a new molecule discovered by chemists at the University of Illinois.
Millions of people suffer from Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and worsens over time.
Sanford-Burnham researchers determine the first 3D structure of the botulinum neurotoxin, together with the protein bodyguard that guides it through the body—revealing weak spots that could
Paneth Cells are one of four principal cell types found in the epithelium of the small intestine; the other three are the goblet cell, enterocyte, and enteroendocrine cell. Paneth cells may also be found in the cecum and appendix, although sporadically. These cells are identifiable microscopically by their location just below the intestinal stem cells in the intestinal glands. and the large eosinophilic refractile granules that occupy most of their cytoplasm. These granules consist of...