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Small Molecule Might Play Big Role In Alzheimer's Disease
2012-07-10 10:58:00

Simulations by UC Santa Barbara researchers improve understanding of plaque formation and suggest new diagnostic and treatment options

2012-06-27 22:26:20

Van Andel Institute announces that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson's disease spreads through the brain.

2012-06-25 23:10:34

Prions, the causal agents of Mad Cow and other diseases, are very unique infectious particles.

2012-06-12 14:32:13

José Onuchic has become an expert at connecting the dots, but finding connections merely implied by the dots … well, that’s quite a trick.

Tiny Living Machines Self-assemble
2012-06-11 07:44:26

Insight may help the development of methods to treat diseases at the nanoscale

Possible Way To Prevent Brain Cell Death Discovered
2012-05-07 03:29:28

In a new study, a team of UK researchers have reportedly found a way to prevent brain cell death in mice -- a discovery which could ultimately lead to improved treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative ailments in humans.

2012-04-25 12:03:57

Protein design is technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering.

2012-04-25 00:01:17

An international team of researchers has reported a new understanding of a little-known process that happens in virtually every cell of our bodies.

2012-04-11 14:44:45

A new technique for analyzing brain images offers the possibility of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases.

2012-03-14 21:30:27

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have developed a new method of observing individual proteins.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.