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Deanna MacNeil

Cell Biology

McGill University

As a cellular biologist, I am endlessly curious about the ends of DNA (telomeres), and how telomeres shortening too quickly leads to premature aging. During graduate studies I focused on a protein that is important for telomere maintenance, and is as complex and multifaceted as life itself (to which this protein is essential).

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A potential new treatment for premature aging diseases keeps stem cells fresh longer

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The drug helps keep stem cells telomeres long, preventing them from aging too quickly

Deanna MacNeil

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New research uses CRISPR gene editing to grow new neurons in diseased brains

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Scientists hope the CRISPR-based therapy could treat neurodegenerative disease

Sahana Sitaraman

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Scientists unmask a virus that mimicked human RNA and hit on a potential vaccine

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Human metapneumovirus is a molecular mimic, sneaking past immune systems to cause cold symptoms

Ankita Arora

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