Following the hops of disordered proteins could lead to future treatments of Alzheimer’s disease

Study shows how to determine the elusive motions of proteins that remain disordered.

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Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests

Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

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One in three adults drank more alcohol during first lockdown

COVID-19 and lockdown measures drove some individuals more than others to use alcohol to cope with stress, a new study has revealed. While overall alcohol

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Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Common drug for build-up of blood following head injury worse than placebo, study finds

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma – the build-up of ‘old’ blood in the space between the brain and the skull, usually as a result of

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Dec. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

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Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window of

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Dec. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures,

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Dec. 8, 2020 ~4 min

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Rhythm and bleughs: how changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights

Does the sight of maggots squirming in rotten food make you look away in disgust? The phrase ‘makes my stomach turn’ takes on a new meaning today as

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Nov. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Technique to regenerate the optic nerve offers hope for future glaucoma treatment

Scientists have used gene therapy to regenerate damaged nerve fibres in the eye, in a discovery that could aid the development of new treatments for glaucoma,

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Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously

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Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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