Archive: 05/12/2008

Return of the Leonids

Astronomers from Caltech and NASA say a strong shower of Leonid meteors is coming in 2009. Their prediction follows an outburst on Nov. 17, 2008, that broke several years of "Leonid quiet" and heralds even more intense activity ...

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Mutant proteins result in infectious prion disease in mice

A worldwide group of scientists has created an infectious prion disease in a mouse model, in a step that may help unravel the mystery of this progressive disease that affects the nervous system in humans and animals. The ...

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Protein function may hold key to cures

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not exactly the most well-known protein in the medical world, but they could become very important says University of Alberta biochemist Dave Brindley.

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Prion infectivity found in white and brown fat tissues of mice

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Scripps Research Institute have found novel prion infectivity in white and brown fat tissues of mice. The study appears December 5 in the open-access journal PLoS ...

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