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The amyloid protein, known for causing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, may become the next big nanomaterial, say researchers.
New research led by Marco Prado, PhD, of Western University has identified a pathway used by the brain to try to protect itself from toxicity that occurs with Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Dr. William Croft addresses major insurance company conspiracy in new well-documented book MADISON, Wis.
New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman discusses reasonable precautions and medical malpractice following reports of 13 hospital patients possibly exposed to degenerative Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's could be better understood thanks to insight into proteins linked to such conditions, a study suggests.
An iron imbalance caused by prion proteins collecting in the brain is a likely cause of cell death in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has discovered mutations in two genes that lead to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and related degenerative diseases.
The Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata), is a small seabird found throughout oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Its colonies can be found on Gough Island, Marion Island, and on the sub-Antarctic Antipodes Islands off the coast of New Zealand. Though the broad-billed prion is a small seabird, it is a large prion, with a length of 24 inches and a weight of 7 ounces, and a massive bill. It has gray upper plumage, a dark cap, black "W" on the wings, a black-tipped tail,...
The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...
The Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), is a small seabird in the family Procellariidae. They can be found on Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen archipelago, Macquarie Island and South Georgia. At sea they range widely from Australia to South Africa, South America and Antarctica. The Blue petrel is the only member of the genus Halobaena. Its plumage, which is white on the underside of the body and gray with the distinct M banding across the upper sides...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.