Decreased protein degradation in cerebellum leads to motor dysfunction

A research team from Kumamoto University, Japan has developed an animal model that reproduces motor dysfunction and cerebellar neurodegeneration similar to that in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) by inhibiting chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) in cerebellar neurons. Since CMA activity is reduced in cells expressing SCA causing proteins, CMA is expected to become a new therapeutic target for […]

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How Transparent Solar Panels And ‘Quantum Dots’ Could Make Skyscrapers Power Themselves

In labs around the world, scientists and engineers are working to transform skyscrapers into giant solar energy-generating pylons. This has been made possible by a seemingly fictional invention that has appeared over the last few years—organic, transparent solar cells that when inserted into panes of glass, absorb sun and turn it into electricity to power […]

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Meditation for mind-control

Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering Department Head Bin He and his team have discovered that mindful meditation can help subjects learn and improve the ability to mind-control brain computer interfaces (BCIs). A BCI is an apparatus that allows an individual to control a machine or computer directly from their brain. Non-invasive means of control like electroencephalogram […]

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Singapore central bank ‘closely studying’ reports on suspicious bank transfers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Tuesday that it was ‘closely studying’ media reports that Singapore banks had informed U.S. regulators of suspicious transactions. The move came as global banks faced a fresh scandal about dirty money on Monday as they sought to limit the fallout from a cache of leaked documents showing […]

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