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Old 2020-09-06, 12:04   #2818
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Old 2020-09-08, 04:53   #2819
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Old 2020-09-13, 18:26   #2820
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Rather a lot of speculation about the supposed discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus and how it came to get there ...
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Old 2020-09-13, 20:58   #2821
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My leanings are toward chemistry not biology. We still don't understand the geology of Venus well enough know if there might be a mechanism to produce it. I would not be surprised if it gets found on Io eventually. It has been found on Jupiter and Saturn decades ago.
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Old 2020-10-16, 00:51   #2824
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For any travelling salespeople out there, here is a link to a lay version and the paper referred to:

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Old 2020-10-26, 06:40   #2826
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Cause of Alzheimer's disease traced to mutation in common enzyme
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new mechanism by which clumps of tau protein are created in the brain, killing brain cells and causing Alzheimer's disease. A specific mutation to an enzyme called MARK4 changed the properties of tau, usually an important part of the skeletal structure of cells, making it more likely to aggregate, and more insoluble. Getting to grips with mechanisms like this may lead to breakthrough treatments.
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