‘Junk DNA’ reveals clue to autism treatment

  ‘Junk DNA’ reveals clue to autism treatment People living with autism spectrum disorder are one step closer to receiving personalised genetic diagnosis and treatment, thanks to University of Queensland research. UQ Diamantina Institute systems biologist Dr Alex Cristino said ...

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Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays

  Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays In some ways, star clusters are like giant families with thousands of stellar siblings. These stars come from the same origins – a common cloud of gas and dust – and are bound to ...

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New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves

  New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves By Vibeke Lykke Stenstrop In a large-scale project, researchers will reproduce PET packaging using sustainable microwave technology. Large volumes of PET packaging—used for, for example, non-transparent soft drinks bottles—bypass the ...

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Alzheimer’s: Breaking the “code of Tau”

Neurofibrillary tangles (dark purple, elongated structure) in the hippocampus of an old person with Alzheimer-related pathology (credit: Wikimedia Commons user Patho)   Alzheimer’s: Breaking the “code of Tau” Tau protein is one of the major targets in Alzheimer’s disease. EPFL ...

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