Neuroscience

Neuroscientists identify mechanism for long-term memory storage

A University of Iowa neuroscience research team has identified a fundamental biochemical mechanism underlying memory storage and has linked this mechanism to cognitive deficits in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and related ...

Immunology

Shedding more light on how the body controls our immune systems

The membrane attack complex (MAC) is a set of proteins typically formed on the surface of pathogen cell membranes. They punch tiny holes in an invading bacteria's membrane. The bacteria ultimately dies if enough holes are ...

Medical research

Alzheimer's and an unusual molecular chaperone

Among the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease are the Alzheimer fibrils, deposits of the tau protein, which accumulate in nerve cells in the form of fibres and disrupt communication between nerve cells. But how does this fibre ...

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