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Image: A microscope image of a neuron with inclusion (stained orange) caused by Huntington\'s disease (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Molecular Interactions Identified That Block Protein Transfer into Mitochondria of Huntington's Disease Neurons

Researchers have identified a protein complex that interacts with the mutated form of huntingtin protein to impair transport of proteins into the mitochondria of brain cells, which leads to their malfunction... Read more

Drug Discovery

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Image: Transmission electron micrograph of a cell mitochondrion (Photo courtesy of Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR, UC San Diego).

Dose of 100-Year-Old Drug for Sleeping Sickness Reverses Autism-Like Symptoms in Lab Mice

By exploring a unique hypothesis that suggests autism is a result of faulty cell communication, researchers revealed that a nearly 100-year-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness has been found... Read more

Therapeutics

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Vaccine Being Developed for Heart Disease Close to Reality

The world’s first vaccine for heart disease is becoming a possibility with researchers demonstrating significant arterial plaque reduction in concept testing in mice. Klaus Ley, MD, from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LA Jolla, CA, USA), and a vascular immunology specialist, is leading the vaccine... Read more

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European Bioinformatics Sector Expected to Surge

An intra-European purchase agreement will boost the bioinformatics field by combining an exhaustive genomics data base with a highly intuitive software suite. Qiagen N.V. (Venlo, The Netherlands) will be expanding its industry-leading portfolio of bioinformatics solutions called "Ingenuity Knowledge Base" by incorporating... Read more
 
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