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SLU Researchers Discover Structure of Protein Associated with Inflammation, Parkinson’s

In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Saint Louis University scientists report that they have determined the structure of a key protein that is involved in the body’s inflammatory response. This finding opens the door to developing new treatments for a wide range of illnesses, from heart disease, diabetes and cancer to neurodegenerative disorders, including

New Test Paves Way for Potential Treatments to Target Alzheimer’s

by University of Bradford A simple methodology for capturing proteins implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions has been developed by researchers at the University of Bradford and University of Dundee. The new methodology involves easily trapping proteins that bear a specific modification that can provide potential markers for conditions. The specific

New clues found to common respiratory virus

Discovery provides potential target for vaccines, treatments by Tamara Bhandari By age 2, most children have been infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which usually causes only mild cold symptoms. But people with weakened immune systems, such as infants and the elderly, can face serious complications, including pneumonia and – in some cases – death.

First Detailed View of Morphing Parkinson’s Protein Revealed, by Staff ~ October 8, 2013 "A better understanding of the mechanism yields fresh insight into the pathogenesis of amyloid-related diseases and may provide us the opportunity to develop additional therapeutic strategies." –Dr. Lia Stanciu. Researchers have taken detailed images and measurements of the morphing structure of a brain protein thought to play a