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Alzheimer’s: A New Approach to Treating an Old Disease

"Memory is all we are. Take a man's memories and you take all of him." (Mark Lawrence). Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It is the only one of the top ten causes of death in the US for which there is... click to read more

  • Pamela Maher | Research Assistant at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Views 661
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 3, 2018
A new paradigm for metabolic health: reduced intake of dietary branched-chain amino acids

Obesity is an increasing problem worldwide. While even a modest reduction in weight can improve the health of overweight and obese people, and reduce the risk of developing associated diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, most people have trouble losing weight by cutting... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Assistant Professor at Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Healt, Madison, USA
Views 1699
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 22, 2018
Finding Zika’s Achilles heel

Zika virus has been put in the spotlight after the large 2015 outbreak in Brazil. Infections have been seen in many other countries across the world, but so far there is no special treatment or vaccine available. Most of the people infected with Zika virus... click to read more

  • Beata Kusmider | PhD student at Department of Molecular Biology, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 804
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 13, 2018
Lego blocks for precise gene editing

DNA is the core-element of life as we know it. It can be imagined as a long helical double strand composed of sequences of information written with four chemical "letters" called nucleotides. Determinate sequences of letters delineate stretches of DNA called genes, which in turn... click to read more

  • Jared Carlson-Stevermer | PhD student at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
Views 799
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 6, 2018
A novel treatment for inherited blinding eye diseases

The cornea is the window at the front of the eye through which light passes allowing us to see clearly. Corneal dystrophies, which cause a loss of this essential transparency, are a group of inherited blinding eye diseases for which there is no cure. They... click to read more

  • Tara Moore | Professor at School of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, UK
Views 773
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 1, 2018