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World 19 Dec 2020 | 2:34 AM

Study links protein involved in removing Alzheimer's buildup to circadian rhythm

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have reported that protein YKL-40 is both regulated by clock genes and involved in clearing away potentially toxic buildup of Alzheimer's proteins in the brain.

Letters 12 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

When to call a spade a spade

From DR ANG PEI SOO, DR YEO SIANG LEE and DR LEELA KORAN Faculty of Languages and Linguistics Universiti Malaya.

World 08 Dec 2020 | 3:11 AM

Novel form of Alzheimer's protein in spinal fluid indicates stage of disease

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A novel form of an Alzheimer's protein found in the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord indicates what stage of the disease a person is in, and tracks with tangles of tau protein in the brain, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Singapore 01 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

Poo may hold secret to tackling ageing

From slathering mud to eating strange roots, people have tried different ways to stay young, but an experiment on mice involving faecal matter is giving hope that humans may slow down the ageing process while tackling conditions such as dementia.