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A protein’s surprise role in Alzheimer’s

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A protein’s surprise role in Alzheimer’s

Medical school researchers find that an unexpected culprit plays a part in triggering dementia

In 1906, the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer first described the disease that now bears his name, noting that clumps of protein known as plaques had built up between nerve cells in the brain of one of his patients who suffered from dementia. But in the century...

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How membranes get the bends

How membranes get the bends

In cells, as in people, flexibility is important. To move, communicate, divide, or shuttle cargo about their interiors, cells must shape membranes—the fatty sheets that form their outer boundaries and the borders of...

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Supporting medical education

Supporting medical education

Each spring, fourth-year students at medical schools across the country eagerly anticipate Match Day, when students receive word of acceptance in residency training programs. It is a joyous day—the reward for four years...

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