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July 1, 2015

Secrets of a Clump-Dissolving Protein Uncovered

Jan. 22, 2015 — Workhorse molecules called heat-shock proteins contribute to refolding proteins that were once misfolded and clumped, causing such disorders as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral ... read more

Toward Unraveling the Alzheimer's Mystery: New Step Points to Proteins

Apr. 23, 2014 — Getting to the bottom of Alzheimer's disease has been a rapidly evolving pursuit with many twists, turns and controversies. In the latest crook in the research road, scientists have found a new ... read more

Apr. 3, 2014 — Transmission of prions between species is inefficient, and only a small proportion of exposed recipients become sick within their lifetimes. A new study takes a close look at one exception to this ... read more

Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Made Possible by Analyzing Spinal Fluid

Mar. 20, 2014 — Researchers can detect tiny, misfolded protein fragments in cerebrospinal fluid taken from patients, according to a new study. Such fragments have been suggested to be the main culprit in ... read more

Blood Test to Screen for Fatal Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Mar. 4, 2014 — A blood test accurately screened for infection with the agent responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a fatal neurological disease. vCJD is a fatal degenerative brain disorder ... read more

Consequences of Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Feb. 14, 2014 — Research has provided new insight into the consequence of accumulated 'misfolded proteins' in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Prion and Alzheimer's disease. These are protein ... read more

Feb. 11, 2014 — Prions can be notoriously destructive, spurring proteins to misfold and interfere with cellular function as they spread without control. New research reveals that certain prion-like proteins, ... read more

Connection Found in Pathogenesis of Neurological Diseases, HIV

Feb. 4, 2014 — A new study published shows similarities in the pathogenesis of prion disease -- misfolded proteins that can lead to neurological diseases -- and the HIV ... read more

Breakthrough in Understanding Secret Life of Prion Molecules

Jan. 16, 2014 — New research has uncovered a quality control mechanism in brain cells that may help keep deadly neurological diseases in check for months or ... read more

Wrong Molecular Turn Leads Down Path to Type 2 Diabetes

Dec. 20, 2013 — Computing resources have helped researchers better grasp how proteins misfold to create the tissue-damaging structures that lead to type 2 diabetes. The structures, called amyloid fibrils, are also ... read more

Dec. 16, 2013 — Amyloid protein causes diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But amyloid also carries unique characteristics that may lead to the development of new composite ... read more

Oct. 31, 2013 — Imagine a 1950s horror movie monster —- a creeping, gluey tangle of gunk that strangles everything around it. That’s what amyloid plaques are like when they form in body tissues. These gooey ... read more

One in 2,000 People in the UK Carry Variant CJD Proteins

Oct. 15, 2013 — Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is a degenerative brain disease -- often called the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease." It emerged after ... read more

Protective Pathway Identified to Counter Toxicity Associated With Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 15, 2013 — New research has identified a pathway used by the brain to try to protect itself from toxicity that occurs with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Researchers have done extensive work on the role of ... read more

Recombinant Human Prion Protein Inhibits Prion Propagation

Oct. 9, 2013 — Researchers have published findings that point to a promising discovery for the treatment and prevention of prion diseases, rare neurodegenerative disorders that are always fatal. They discovered ... read more

Sep. 5, 2013 — Two leading neurology researchers have proposed a theory that could unify scientists' thinking about several neurodegenerative diseases and suggest therapeutic strategies to combat ... read more

Receptor May Aid Spread of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in Brain

Aug. 23, 2013 — Scientists have found a way that corrupted, disease-causing proteins spread in the brain, potentially contributing to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other brain-damaging ... read more

New Models Advance the Study of Deadly Human Prion Diseases

Aug. 19, 2013 — By directly altering the gene coding for the prion protein (PrP), researchers have created mouse models of two neurodegenerative prion diseases, each of which manifests in different regions of the ... read more

Flexible Tail of the Prion Protein Poisons Brain Cells

July 31, 2013 — Prion proteins are the infectious pathogens that cause Mad Cow Disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. They occur when a normal prion protein becomes deformed and clumped. The naturally occurring ... read more

New Approach to Protecting Prion Protein from Altering Shape, Becoming Infectious

July 18, 2013 — Scientists have identified a mechanism that can prevent the normal prion protein from changing its molecular shape into the abnormal form responsible for neurodegenerative ... read more

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