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August 24, 2021

Novel Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid Beta Polymorph Now Revealed!

Sensitivity-enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy can be used in the structural characterization of amyloid β – the pathogenic protein involved in Alzheimer's disease – as shown by scientists from Tokyo Tech. Their findings bring to light a novel polymorph of the protein and associated structural elements that can be targeted for […]
August 21, 2021

TRIM28 Inhibits Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres

Telomeres are caps of repeated DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes. A little of the telomere length is lost with each cell division. A somatic cell with short telomeres ceases replication, and usually self-destructs. All cancers must thus continually lengthen telomeres in order to engage in unfettered replication and […]
August 20, 2021

Light can trigger key signaling pathway for embryonic development, cancer

Blue light is illuminating new understanding of a key signaling pathway in embryo development, tissue maintenance and cancer genesis. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed an approach using blue light to activate the Wnt (pronounced “wint”) signaling pathway in frog embryos. The pathway plays a wide variety of […]
August 20, 2021

Red blood cell alterations contribute to lupus

The autoimmune disease lupus may be triggered by a defective process in the development of red blood cells (RBCs), according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The discovery could lead to new methods for classifying and treating patients with this disease. The researchers, who published their […]