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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

( -- 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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