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  • Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Prevailing theories posit plaques in the brain cause Alzheimer’s disease. New UC Riverside research points to cells’ slowing ability to clean themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.  Along with signs of dementia, doctors make a definitive Alzheimer’s diagnosis if they find a combi more

  • A tapeworm drug against COVID-19?

    Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Bonn have examined the way in which SARS-CoV-2 reprograms the metabolism of the host cell in order to gain an overall advantage. According to their report in Nature Communic more

  • Anti-ageing: Spermidine reduces hair loss and protects the heart

    As we begin our lives, we get a little older every day. This biological process is irreversible and, with increasing lifespan, is accompanied by a variety of pathological changes that can lead, for example, to heart failure (cardiac insufficiency), the loss of nerve cells (neurodegeneration) or redu more

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Videos Autophagy

Nobel lecture: Yoshinori Ohsumi, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2016

Autophagy - an Intracellular Recycling Systemby Yoshinori OhsumiTokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JapanYoshinori Ohsumi delivered his Nobel Lecture on 7 December 2016 at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. more

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discovering the mechanisms of autophagy. more

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Autophagy In cell biology , autophagy, or autophagocytosis, is a catabolic process involving the degradation of a cell's own components through the lysosomal machinery. It is a tightly regulated process which plays a normal part in cell growth ... more


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