News tagged with molecules

Important discovery for the diagnosis of genetic diseases

A study conducted by Marie Kmita's team at the IRCM, in collaboration with Josée Dostie at McGill University, shows the importance of the chromatin architecture in controlling the activity of genes, especially those required ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Silent RNAs express themselves in ALS disease

RNA molecules, used by cells to make proteins, are generally thought to be "silent" when stowed in cytoplasmic granules. But a protein mutated in some ALS patients forms granules that permit translation of ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Brain surgeons go with the flow

(Medical Xpress)—Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are using a new approach to visualize the brain's delicate anatomy prior to surgery. The novel technique allows neurosurgeons to see the brain's ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Monster mash: Protein folding gone wrong

Imagine a 1950s horror movie monster—a creeping, gelatinous, gluey tangle of gunk that strangles everything around it. That's what amyloid plaques are like when they form in body tissues. These gooey protein ...

Nov 01, 2013
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New knowledge about serious muscle disease

About 3,000 people in Denmark suffer from one of the serious muscle-related diseases that come under the heading of muscular dystrophy. Some patients diagnosed with muscular dystrophy die shortly after birth, others become ...

Oct 31, 2013
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