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LMU cell biologists show how interactions between RNA-binding proteins affect synaptic plasticity in neurons

LMU scientists demonstrate that interactions between RNA-binding proteins affect translation and consequently the complexity of neurons. Neurons constantly adapt to new requirements. This plasticity is the molecular foundation of learning and remembering. At the cellular level, there is a variety of mechanisms for regulating general gene expression. One of the major players is RNA-binding proteins, […]

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Probiotics do not improve unhealthy vaginal flora, study shows

Pregnancy chances in IVF can be affected by many factors including the type of bacteria which naturally colonize the reproductive tract. 'Good' bacteria in the form of probiotics are of increasing interest in treating women with an imbalance in vaginal microbiota. Now, a new study has concluded that probiotics do not improve unhealthy vaginal flora […]

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Findings do not prove that monkeypox infection can occur from contact with surfaces

During the currently evolving outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of known endemic areas, transmission is mainly driven by close physical contact with symptomatic people. While virus transmission between humans has been described previously, data on environmental contamination of surfaces are rare. Environmental sampling in patient rooms Nörz et al. swabbed surfaces in the immediate and […]