Archive | November 2016

Untangling fibril formation and dissociation in Parkinson’s disease

Prions are a type of protein gone wrong. The complex three-dimensional structure of a prion’s progenitor protein has been altered, somehow causing it to no longer function as expected. Worse, the malformation of these progenitor proteins into prions causes them to aggregate into amyloid…
Source: Untangling fibril formation and dissociation in Parkinson’s disease

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Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator

IMAGE: Nanoscale defects in a superconducting material can interact with weak magnetic fields to put the brakes on superconducting electrons, new research shows. It’s a demonstration of a phase change from…
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Credit: Valles Lab / Brown University
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Japan trade minister says deals with Russia to be ‘win-win’

By Amy Miyazaki and Linda SiegTOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s trade minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns that boosting economic ties with Russia as part of a push for progress on a decades-old territorial row would mainly benefit Moscow, saying any business deals would be “win-win” for…
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Radioactive water splashes Japan reactor workers; no injuries, contamination: power firm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Atomic Power Co said on Wednesday water used for cooling its Tsuruga No.2 reactor, shut for maintenance, splashed on 10 employees at work inside an auxiliary plant building without causing injuries or radioactive contamination.The electricity wholesaler said about 160…
Source: Radioactive water splashes Japan reactor workers; no injuries, contamination: power firm

Syrian state news agency says eight people killed by rebel shelling in government-held Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state news agency SANA said on Wednesday that eight people, including two children, were killed by rebel shelling of government-held districts of western Aleppo.The shells hit the Aadhamiyeh, New Aleppo, and Furqan areas, wounding seven people, SANA reported, quoting a…
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4 ways to make sure you never have to get a hip replacement

Considering the big jump in the number of hip replacements performed each year—according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the amount of procedures more than doubled over the last 10 years—you might think the surgery is no …
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9 foods you should never eat when you’re sick

Food probably isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’re battling the flu or a stomach bug.

But you have to fuel the tank eventually, and what you choose to do so matt…
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