Findings

A clear solution to a protein puzzle

A clear solution to a protein puzzle

An enzyme’s structure plus oil and water may yield a clue to Alzheimer’s disease.

Several years ago, when researchers discovered intramembrane proteases—a class of hydrophilic enzymes that seemed to work despite being surrounded by cells’ oily membranes—many scientists were...

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Yale scientist finds two genetic anomalies linked to macular degeneration

Yale scientist finds two genetic anomalies linked to macular degeneration

In late 2004, Josephine J. Hoh, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and of ophthalmology and visual science, used new DNA chip technology to identify a gene for age-related macular...

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Cancer mutations common

Cancer gene mutations are found in about 1 percent of the general population, more frequently than previously thought,...

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A gene for nicotine addiction

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 1 billion people smoke worldwide, and that smoking causes nearly...

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