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Dilute bleach solution may fight skin damage, aging

Processes that age and damage skin are impeded by dilute bleach solution, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of...

‘Microbial clock’ may help determine time of death

An intriguing study led by the University of Colorado Boulder may provide a powerful new tool in the quiver of forensic scientists attempting to...

A Major Cause of Age-Related Memory Loss Identified

A team of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers, led by Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, MD, has found that deficiency of a protein...

Discovery Could Lead to End of Sunburn Pain

The painful, red skin that comes from too much time in the sun is caused by a molecule abundant in the skin's epidermis, a...

Compounds target amyloid fibrils in Alzheimer’s, other brain diseases

UCLA chemists and molecular biologists have for the first time used a "structure-based" approach to drug design to identify compounds with the potential to...

Dodging the cognitive hit of early-life seizures

About half of newborns who have seizures go on to have long-term intellectual and memory deficits and cognitive disorders such as autism, but why this occurs has been unknown. In the December 14 Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at Children's Hospit...

Gene therapy achieves early success against hemophilia

Symptoms improved significantly in adults with the bleeding disorder hemophilia B following a single treatment with gene therapy developed by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and de...

Quest for designer bacteria uncovers a ‘Spy’

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Scientists have discovered a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bacteria excel at producing proteins for medical and industrial purposes. Bacteria are widely used to manufacture proteins used in medicine and indus...

Firefly glow: Berkeley Lab scientists develop a hydrogen peroxide probe based...

A unique new probe based on luciferase, the enzyme that gives fireflies their glow, enables researchers to monitor hydrogen peroxide levels in mice and thereby track the progression of infectious diseases or cancerous tumors without harming t...

Unlocking the secret(ase) of building neural circuits

LA JOLLA, CA -- Mutant presenilin is infamous for its role in the most aggressive form of Alzheimer's disease -- early-onset familial Alzheimer's -- which can strike people as early as their 30s. In their latest study, researchers at the Sal...

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