Model explains how charged biopolymers enhance protein clustering in amyloid diseases

Amyloid diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type-2 diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, involve pathologic deposits of normally soluble proteins or peptides as insoluble amyloid fibrils. When this happens in vital organs, such as the brain, kidney, liver and heart, it causes organ damage and, if left untreated, death. Unfortunately, the available treatment options are very limited. […]

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A novel method for controlling the microstructure and performance of 3D printed human implants

With the rapid development of biomedical technology, the replacement of human skeletal elements with implants has become an application market with high technical content and huge benefits. In order to quickly customize human implants with complex structures, Chinese scientists use 3D printing technology to prepare Ti-Mo alloy human implants, and then adjust the microstructure and […]

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The most curious babies become the most curious toddlers

A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of infant curiosity found that months-old babies most captivated by magic tricks became the most curious toddlers, suggesting a pre-verbal baby’s level of interest in surprising aspects of the world remains constant over time and could predict their future cognitive ability. “Something about a baby’s curiosity about magic tricks is predicting […]

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