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Rescuing fruit flies from Alzheimer's disease

Investigators have found that fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) males -- in which the activity of an Alzheimer's disease protein is reduced by 50 percent -- show impairments in learning and memory as they age. What's more, ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Cholesterol's other way out

Many of us are simply overloaded with cholesterol, and now a report in the July issue of Cell Metabolism brings what might be good news: There is more than one way to get rid of that cholesterol, which can otherwise lead ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Medical research
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How meningitis bacteria attack the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- A specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the brain, initiating the deadly infection known as meningitis. The new finding, which ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Medical research
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Cancer stem cells generated by cancer outgrowth

Scientists have discovered that growing mouse skin cells in spheres can lead to generation of cells with properties of cancer stem cells, even without genetic manipulation of stem cell genes. This unexpected finding, published ...

dateApr 02, 2009 in Cancer
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Genes may predict vascular malformation

A pair of studies, led by Medical College of Wisconsin scientists at Children's Research Institute in Milwaukee, may translate into rapid molecular tests to distinguish between hemangiomas and congenital blood or lymph vessel ...

dateJan 29, 2009 in Genetics
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