St. Patty’s Post: Beerzymes (Alpha & Beta Amylase)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! EDIT: This was obviously supposed to post on March 17th.  Personally, this is one of my favorite holidays. Cured meats, good beer, and stories of missionaries driving snakes (an obvious metaphor for Irish druidism) from Ireland – what more could you possibly want? In the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to showcase two interesting enzymes (or beerzymes as I whimsically … Continue reading St. Patty’s Post: Beerzymes (Alpha & Beta Amylase)

Research Rundown: Mouse study to find link between MT-1 protein and Alzheimer’s-associated factors.

Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of neurodegenerative disease thought to be caused by the formation of brain-lesioning plaques of amyloid-β oligomers and tangles of tau proteins accumlati. For a more in-depth look at this process, visit my summary of Alzheimer’s Disease here.

For tips on reading scientific literature, look at my previous blog post on that topic here. These concepts will be applied in the Research Rundown posts.

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