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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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Cellular memory of stressful situations

Stress is unhealthy. The cells use therefore a variety of mechanisms to deal with stress and avert its immediate threat. However, certain stressful situations leave marks that go beyond the immediate response; ...

dateJan 28, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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The ribosome: A new target for antiprion medicines

New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, show that the key to treating neurodegenerative prion diseases such as mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease may lie in the ribosome, the protein synthesis machinery ...

dateJul 02, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Unravelling the mystery of misfolding prions

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Alberta's physics department and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) are the first to map out the folding pathways of prions, malformed ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Biochemistry
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