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New method reveals how Parkinson's protein damages cell membranes

In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as the ‘Parkinson’s protein’, are found in the brain. These destroy cell membranes, eventually resulting …

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New method reveals how Parkinson's protein damages cell membranes

In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as the ‘Parkinson’s protein’, are found in the brain. These destroy cell membranes, eventually resulting …

In Depth

Knowing a lot about very little

The potential of nanomedicine to tackle many diseases is immense, but we really don’t know much about how they get into cells and what potential damage – as well as good – they could do. Here we lear…

Comment And Analysis

Game Theory: Linkage

Games have never been more popular and in their column the newest recruits to the Lab News team, Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner, take us through a science based-game each month to find out if i…

Interviews

A question of reagents

At the time of writing, more than 1.3M people have been infected and more than 72,600 deaths have been linked to the current outbreak of coronavirus. We caught up with Trey Martin, President, of spec…