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Solving the next step in the mystery of prions

Working towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease), University of Alberta scientists Michael Woodside, Hao Yu, and Derek Dee are investigating ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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A novel DNA damage alarm

How does our body keep its DNA intact? Researchers at Erasmus MC have just found a new piece of this puzzle. They discovered a novel alarm that cells use to signal DNA damage. "We already knew that DNA damage triggers an ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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The pertussis pathogen—new findings

The worldwide spreading of the whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has substantially increased since 2010. Researchers from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have investigated structure and function of an important ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Putting the squeeze on a cell's nucleus

Nuclear membranes protect genes—life's most precious cargo—but little is known about why they function in different tissue types. For instance, nuclei in brain cells tend to be soft and pliable while ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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