Medical Research Council Scientists Repurpose Two Drugs That arrest neurodegeneration in mice

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MRC researchers have identified two drugs currently used to treat other conditions slow down neurodegeneration in animal models.

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E-Cigarettes and 21st Century Toxicology

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21st Century Toxicology provides a wealth of new technology that can enable faster, more accurate and more physiologically relevant eCigarette product safety assessment. And it avoids the need for animal testing.

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Genomic Screen of Arabidopsis Paves Way to New Therapies

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Vanderbilt researchers used a global co-expression network approach to map genes to metabolic pathways in Arabidopsis, providing a powerful resource for the development of novel therapies from plants.

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 Simple Method for Synthesizing Boronic Acid-Based Drugs

Simple Method for Synthesizing Boronic Acid-Based Drugs

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Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broad and strikingly easy method for synthesizing Boronic acid-based drugs.

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A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
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Study describes how a complete knockout of the Ngly1 gene in mice leads to death just before birth, which can be partially rescued by the second knockout of another gene called Engase.

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Diet Therapy Could Be Effective at Starving Cancer
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Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research published in Nature.

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Reversing Gene Damage to Treat Blindness
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n mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones.

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