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Defective protein is a double hit for ataxia

The neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 5 (SCA5) damages nerve cells in two ways. University of Minnesota researchers now report that the defective protein responsible for the disease cuts the number of ...

dateApr 05, 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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HIV pays a price for invisibility

Mutations that help HIV hide from the immune system undermine the virus's ability to replicate, show an international team of researchers in the April 13 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study was published ...

dateApr 13, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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