Experts rise to the challenge in fighting deadly diseases

Posted by egg3 at Apr 02, 2014 09:14 AM |
Baker’s yeast analysed to discover potential for combatting neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and even cancer
Experts rise to the challenge in fighting deadly diseases

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Scientists have looked at a humble ingredient of bread - baker’s yeast – to try and understand basic processes likely to be involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s and cancer.

The study, published in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), has for the first time described a key feature in cellular development linked to the onset of these devastating diseases.

The research team was directed by long-time collaborators and senior authors Dr Flaviano Giorgini of our Department of Genetics and Professor Tiago Outeiro of the University Medical Center Goettingen and Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon.

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