Science news: Apr 2016

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Forcing proteins to interact together reveals regulatory circuits within cells.

Scientists have uncovered new ways to regulate cells’ growth by forcing proteins inside a cell to interact in new and different ways with each other.
21 April 2016

Insights into rare psoriasis gene mutations may help treat common causes of the disease

Researchers have discovered how relatively rare mutations cause psoriasis, with implications for treating patients with more common causes of the disease.
12 April 2016

The brain on LSD revealed: first scans show how the drug affects the brain

For the first time, researchers have visualised how the psychedelic drug LSD affects the brain.
11 April 2016

Cell ‘skeletons’ help keep cell division on track and cancer in check

New insights into how microtubules in the cell cytoskeleton switch between phases of growth and shrinkage have implications for research into cancer and other conditions.
04 April 2016