Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
A hormone treatment contaminated with amyloid-β given to mice caused the protein’s accumulation in their brains, suggesting the same could have occurred in humans given the therapy.
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone

A hormone treatment contaminated with amyloid-β given to mice caused the protein’s accumulation in their brains, suggesting the same could have occurred in humans given the therapy.

A hormone treatment contaminated with amyloid-β given to mice caused the protein’s accumulation in their brains, suggesting the same could have occurred in humans given the therapy.

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Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Kerry Grens | Dec 14, 2018
It’s the latest fallout from an investigation by Harvard and Brigham and Women’s into work overseen by Piero Anversa.
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Catherine Offord | Dec 14, 2018
The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
The UC system is pushing to change the subscription model and accelerate open access, but if there’s no contract agreement by December 31, faculty and students lose access altogether.
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
They hope to develop the “exercise hormone” into therapeutics that harness the benefits of exercise for people unable to do so.
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution
Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2018
Environmental groups are concerned and plan litigation.
Suit Filed to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Suit Filed to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Ashley Yeager | Dec 12, 2018
Eight environmental groups took the legal measure in an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales and other marine organisms.
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
John D. Loike | Dec 12, 2018
The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Life Deep Underground Is Twice the Volume of the Oceans: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 11, 2018
Scientists estimate that subterranean organisms constitute a massive amount of carbon, 245 to 385 times greater than that contained in all humans.