Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
An enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice.
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study

An enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice.

An enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice.

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Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 16, 2019
Researchers hacked the genetic machinery of E. coli to make them glow and identify proteins linked to cancer.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Ashley Yeager | Dec 14, 2018
During plants’ cell division, mother cells give daughter cells a signal to show them which way is up.
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
The University of Kansas professor is also known for her leadership among early-career researchers.
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s DiseaseAppendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Appendectomy May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
The neurodegenerative disease shares protein clumps in common with appendixes, perhaps explaining why removing the organ is protective.
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
The protein RhoA coordinates pulses of movement in Caenorhabditis elegans cells.
How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples
How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
Myosin proteins tug on the cell membrane, giving an erythrocyte its distinct shape.
Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape
Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
What happens when myosin inside red blood cells can't do its job?
Muscles Hold a Key to Sleep Recovery
Muscles Hold a Key to Sleep Recovery
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
A protein in skeletal muscles helps mice recover from sleep deprivation.