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Road mapping could be key to curing TB

The complex chain of metabolic events in bacteria that lead to fatal diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) may be better understood using mathematical models, according to an article published in the February issue of Microbiology To ...

dateFeb 05, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Critical protein helps mend damaged DNA

In order to preserve our DNA, cells have developed an intricate system for monitoring and repairing DNA damage. Yet precisely how the initial damage signal is converted into a repair response remains unclear. Researchers ...

dateDec 24, 2009 in Cancer
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Upending textbook science on Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is caused by the build-up of a brain peptide called amyloid-beta. That's why eliminating the protein has been the focus of almost all drug research pursuing a cure for the devastating neurodegenerative ...

dateNov 23, 2009 in Neuroscience
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New approach for growing bone

The natural cycle of building bone to maintain skeletal strength and then breaking it down for the body's calcium needs is delicately balanced, but diseases like osteoporosis break down too much bone without adequate bone ...

dateOct 07, 2009 in Medical research
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Researchers seek to create 'fountain of youth'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The same principles that a Biodesign Institute research team has successfully applied to remove harmful contaminants from the environment may one day allow people to clean up the gunk from ...

dateJan 16, 2009 in
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