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Compound stops formation of toxic peptides in mice with Alzheimer's

Knocking out a certain gene or reducing its expression by using an enzyme inhibitor may provide a new avenue for treating Alzheimer's disease.

Scientist: Let's not discredit acid-bath stem cell studies--yet

Some say the recent allegations about a potential stem cell breakthrough unveiled in January by a major Japanese research institution represent a larger problem of irreproducibility in early science research. But others, like Edward Ahn, managing director and chief science officer of Cambridge, MA-based MedCap Advisors, think we shouldn't jump to conclusions quite yet.

Role of adaptor protein could point the way for new diabetes, cancer treatments

A protein known to be part of a complex communications network within the cell has also been found to be associated with important processes involved in cancer and diabetes.

Nasal vaccine protects mice from West Nile virus

A new nasal vaccine provided protective immunity against West Nile virus in mice after two doses, according to research presented at the American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting.

Reengineered antibiotic gains ability to thwart drug-resistant TB strains

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing public health crisis in many parts of the world, but a new class of antibiotics developed by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital may be able to overcome these deadly strains.

Researchers repair retinas in mice with virus-free stem cells

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a safer way to make human iPS cells, and using these cells, they've successfully repaired damaged retinal vascular tissue in mice.

Genetic platform allows scientists to tap marine microbiota for drug discovery

A new genetic platform that enables scientists to synthetically produce naturally occurring molecules could help propel new drug development by opening up access to marine microbiota that's previously proved difficult to harness.

Alzheimer's research blames a protein for amyloid buildup, memory loss

For the first time, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have linked a protein in the brain that could be responsible for critical memory loss associated with amyloid beta in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Microparticle therapy restores damaged tissue after a heart attack

A microparticle therapy developed by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Sydney in Australia may be able to restore heart tissue damaged by inflammation following a heart attack.

Scientists capture key protein structures that could aid malaria vaccine design

Scientists have mapped the structure of two key proteins that play a leading role in how a deadly strain of malaria infects its host and spreads disease.