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Are the 'viral' agents of MS, ALS and schizophrenia buried in our genome?

"HERVs have been implicated in the onset and progression of multiple sclerosis [MS], amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS] and schizophrenia [SCZ]," says senior author Prof. Patrick Kuery. "Dormant HERVs can be reactivated by environmental factors such as …Read more

Are the viral agents of MS ALS and schizophrenia buried in our genome

What if the missing environmental factor in some of our deadliest neurological diseases were really written in our genome MS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS and schizophrenia
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Epigenetic protein families a new frontier for drug discovery

Whether this cofactor pocket is druggable is unclear By contrast EP300 contains a unique loop that folds onto the cofactor which becomes buried in an enclosed and probably chemically tractable pocket 128 The chemical tractability of other HATs remains
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Vaccine-autism debate coming to La Crosse

Two of the most prominent figures in the debate over whether vaccines contribute to autism are coming to La Crosse Andrew Wakefield the English doctor who championed the now-dismissed link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and the onset of autism
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Army Biodefense Lab Shuts Down to Check If Anything Is Missing

I believe that the probability that there are additional vials of BSAT biological select agents and toxins not captured in our database is high from germ attacks and disease outbreaks Ms Vander Linden said some critical experiments
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Neurodegenerative Diseases and Prions

3-5 Much less common are amyotrophic lateral sclerosis frontotemporal dementia prion diseases Huntingtons disease and spinocerebellar ataxias Virtually all neurodegenerative disorders involve abnormal processing of neuronal proteins The aberrant
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A sad premature death cynically exploited by antivaccinationists

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