Some neurons in the brain protect themselves from Alzheimer's with a cellular cleaning system that sweeps away toxic proteins associated with the disease, according to a new study from Columbia University and the University of Cambridge.
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In sprawling camps that dot Bangladesh’s southern coast, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees spend each day in limbo. Questions about what their future holds have intensified in recent weeks as Bangladesh and Myanmar negotiate the tense push and pull of repatriation.
Using the infrared satellite AKARI, a research team has detected the existence of water in the form of hydrated minerals in some asteroids for the first time. This discovery will contribute to our understanding of the distribution of water in our solar system, the evolution of asteroids, and the origin of water on Earth.
New models which can predict the critical point at which plant pests and diseases shift from being a localized problem to a major outbreak could help us in our fight to save the world's woodlands.
Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), in collaboration with researchers at Nagasaki University, Tokushima Bunri University, Kagoshima University, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute, have discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication typically used to treat malaria, could provide a new therapeutic approach to treating patients infected with Ebola.
More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a "rising pandemic."
A key step in retroviral growth inside a cell, as described by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., and colleagues, is portrayed on the cover of The Journal of Biological Chemistry. It is a visual image, in molecular detail, of their journal article inside that looks at avian sarcoma virus or ASV.
None of the European Union (EU) Member States Demonstrate That They Could reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups , According to a new report from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) .
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system may be able to restore the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer by deleting or " knocking out " a gene in cancer tumors that helps the tumors develop resistance to the drugs.
A simple, fast and effective test to identify concussion in Australian Rules footballers has been investigated in a collaboration between Australian and international researchers. The app involves a speed-reading test by a footballer who has received a knock during play.