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Life Sciences - Health - 22.09.2015
Promising results with inhibitors of amyloid formation
When proteins change their structure and clump together, formation of amyloid fibrils and plaques may occur. Such "misfolding" and "protein aggregation" processes damage cells and cause diseases such as Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes. A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) headed by Professor Aphrodite Kapurniotu have now developed molecules that suppress protein aggregation and could pave the way for new treatments to combat Alzheimer's, type 2 diabetes and other cell-degenerative diseases.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.09.2015
Ringing in the ears and chronic pain enter by the same gate
Ringing in the ears and chronic pain enter by the same gate
Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of "phantom" sensations. Scientists noted similarities between the two disorders more than thirty years ago. Now advances in brain imaging and associated techniques have enabled researchers to begin homing in on their structural and functional bases, revealing what appears to be a central gatekeeping system implicated in both chronic pain and tinnitus.

Life Sciences - Health - 31.08.2015
Overlooked for 30 years: a new kid on the block
A team led by Christian Haass has identified a novel peptide that plays a role in Alzheimer's disease: The previously overlooked eta-amyloid interferes with neuronal function and may antogonize beta-amyloid - a finding that has implications for ongoing clinical trials. Alzheimer's disease is associated with the appearance of characteristic neurotoxic protein aggregates in various regions in the brain.

Health - Physics - 12.08.2015
Attosecond Electron Catapult
Attosecond Electron Catapult
A team of physicists and chemists has studied the interaction of light with tiny glass particles The relationship between strong laser pulses and glass nanoparticles is a special one - one that could influence medical methods, as scientists from Rostock, Munich, and Berlin have discovered.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.08.2015
Simply Turn Off a Virus
Scientists at Freie Universität Develop a New Method for the Detailed Investigation of Functional RNA Elements Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Strasbourg (France) have developed a new method for studying the function of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that provides more detailed results, is more cost-effective, as well as easier to work with than previous methods.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.08.2015
Stroke: News about platelets
Stroke: News about platelets
Platelets play a key role in strokes: They can even drive nerve cells in the brain into a kind of suicide mode, as scientists from the University of Würzburg now report in the journal "Blood". A stroke typically develops as follows: A blood vessel supplying the brain with vital oxygen and nutrients is blocked by a blood clot, resulting in nerve cell death.