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New research on amyloids —
Functional Amyloid Formation within Mammalian Tissue —
freely available online today.

Dear Colleague,

We’d like to draw your attention to a new paper that is published today in the journal PLoS Biology - Functional Amyloid Formation within Mammalian Tissue by Jeffrey Kelly (Scripps Research Institute, USA) and colleagues.

The discovery of an unprecedented functional amyloid structure involved in melanin formation also has implications for amyloid pathology associated with Neurodegeneration.

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The Synopsis to the above paper is entitled The Unfolding of Amyloid’s True Colors and explains how scientists have found an intriguing molecular connection between neurodegenerative diseases and suntans.

PLoS Biology has attracted a range of fascinating research on Neurodegenerative diseases:

Also published today is an article entitled The Effects of Hypothalamic Neurodegeneration on Energy Balance by Gregory Barsh (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA).

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Hemai Parthasarathy
Managing Editor