Scientists create molecular tool to remove toxic protein from neuronal models of dementia

Tool will be used to study accumulation of toxic protein in brain cells of patients with forms of dementia Represents first successful technique for targeted clearing of abnormal tau protein from human neurons Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute…

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Teen series continue to feature stereotyped characters that perpetuate gender differences

A study has sought to identify and analyse adolescents’ favourite kind of character in Spanish teen series. Teen series are fictional and feature characters that specifically target teenagers and a younger audience. The work by the researchers María José Masanet, of the Department of Communication at UPF, and Maddalena Fedele, of Ramon Llull University, was…

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