Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and links them to Alzheimer’s disease

IMAGE: Proteins in the fluid surrounding the target cell bind to a virus and can make it more infectious. The virus can also accelerate the formation of threadlike amyloid fibrils that… view more  Credit: E. Wikander/Azote/Stockholm University New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of…

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New causes of autism found in ‘junk’ DNA

Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called ‘junk’ DNA can cause autism. The study, published May 27 in Nature Genetics, is the first to functionally link such mutations to the neurodevelopmental condition. The research was led by Olga Troyanskaya in collaboration with Robert Darnell. Troyanskaya is deputy director for genomics at…

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