Archive: 05/12/2008

Seeing Alzheimer's amyloids

In an important step toward demystifying the role protein clumps play in the development of neurodegenerative disease, researchers have created a stunning three-dimensional picture of an Alzheimer’s peptide ...

May 12, 2008
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When following the leader can lead into the jaws of death

For animals that live in social groups, and that includes humans, blindly following a leader could place them in danger. To avoid this, animals have developed simple but effective behaviour to follow where ...

May 12, 2008
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MS can affect children's IQ, thinking skills

Multiple sclerosis (MS) typically starts in young adulthood, but about five percent of cases start in childhood or the teen years. Children with MS are at risk to exhibit low IQ scores and problems with memory, attention ...

May 12, 2008
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What's the difference between a human and a fruit fly?

Fruit flies are dramatically different from humans not in their number of genes, but in the number of protein interactions in their bodies, according to scientists who have developed a new way of estimating the total number ...

May 12, 2008
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