protein aggregating
Detecting Protein Clumps
Detecting Protein Clumps
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2018
A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.
 
Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning
Image of the Day: When Cells Stop Cleaning
The Scientist Staff | Sep 12, 2017
By stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.
Getting Back in Shape
Getting Back in Shape
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.
Neurodegeneration’s Spread
Neurodegeneration’s Spread
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 4, 2014
Researchers show that pathogenic protein aggregates that accumulate within neurons and are a hallmark of Huntington’s disease can propagate from cell to cell.
Mea Culpa Retractions
Mea Culpa Retractions
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2013
Researchers earn applause after recalling two papers containing misinterpreted findings.
Prions Involved in Learning
Prions Involved in Learning
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 15, 2013
Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.
Neil Bence: Manipulating Degradation
Neil Bence: Manipulating Degradation
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2012
Senior Scientist, Millennium Pharmaceuticals: The Takeda Oncology Company Age: 39
A New Model of Yeast Aging
Hannah Waters | Nov 23, 2011
New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.