Archive: 12/5/2008

Mutant proteins result in infectious prion disease in mice

A worldwide group of scientists has created an infectious prion disease in a mouse model, in a step that may help unravel the mystery of this progressive disease that affects the nervous system in humans and animals. The ...

Dec 05, 2008
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Protein function may hold key to cures

( -- Not exactly the most well-known protein in the medical world, but they could become very important says University of Alberta biochemist Dave Brindley.

Dec 05, 2008
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Prion infectivity found in white and brown fat tissues of mice

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Scripps Research Institute have found novel prion infectivity in white and brown fat tissues of mice. The study appears December 5 in the open-access journal PLoS Pa ...

Dec 05, 2008
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Depression rife among medical students

Medical students frequently suffer from depression, especially during their internship years. New research published in the open access journal BMC Medical Education reveals the extent of the problem and features a detail ...

Dec 05, 2008
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Discovery of a debilitating genetic syndrome

Canadian researchers announce the discovery of MEDNIK Syndrome, a debilitating genetic syndrome. In a study published today in the online version of PLoS Genetics, and in the December edition, a research team led by Dr. Patrick ...

Dec 05, 2008
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Transporting juvenile salmon hinders adult migration

Scientists have discovered that management efforts intended to assist migrations of salmon and steelhead trout can have unintended consequences for fish populations. Juveniles that are transported downstream on boats can ...

Dec 05, 2008
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