Molecular and Human Genetics News
Analytical tool predicts disease causing genes Yesterday Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins is now possible thanks to a new analytical tool to effectively and efficiently predict such candidate genes.
Mutations in gene TRAF7 associated with multisystem disorder Jun 28, 2018 A team of researchers find that mutations in TRAF7 are likely associated with a multisystem disorder.
Sugar delays neurodegeneration caused by enzyme deficiency Jun 20, 2018 A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB).
Scientists develop new approach to understand Huntington’s Jun 20, 2018 A team of scientists developed a new approach that provides a better understanding of Huntington’s disease and suggested new directions for developing therapeutic interventions.
New evidence sheds light on how Parkinson’s develops Jun 14, 2018 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have identified unexpected new key players in the development of an early onset form of Parkinson’s disease called Parkinsonism.
Novel structure found in ‘antennae’ of light-sensing neurons Jun 13, 2018 Scientists discovered that the antennae-like structures on light-sensing neurons have a unique feature not observed in the ‘antennae’ or cilia of other types of cells.
Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer’s Jun 5, 2018 New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Joint symposium brings advances in genetic research to Asia for second year May 24, 2018 For the second year, top geneticists from around the world gathered for the Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics and 14th Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine in Hong Kong.
Research reveals uncaptured genetic diversity in Botswana Apr 26, 2018 In one of the first data-driven, population-based genomic studies have found significant diversity in the genetic makeup of a population from the southern region of the African continent.
Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 18, 2018 Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.