Sugar Rots Your Brain

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UK scientists describe link between high blood glucose levels and glycation of MIF, an enzyme involved in the glial immune response to the fibrillary tangles characteristic of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Whipworms Whipped

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New family of drugs kill parasitic worms that infect 500million people globally.

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Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Seven days in science - 17 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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New Player in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis Identified

New Player in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis Identified

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Using proteomics, microscopic analysis, and functional assays, scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check.

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Researchers Find a Way to Separate Side Effects of Opioid Drugs Reducing Risk
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Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing, opening a window of opportunity to make effective pain medications without the risk of respiratory failure.

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Biological Mechanism of a Leading Cause of Childhood Blindness Revealed
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Scientists have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations.

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Machine Learning: Helping Determine How a Drug Affects the Brain
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Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published today in Brain.

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