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Melbourne, Australia – Researchers from Melbourne-based medical research institute, WEHI, have unravelled how mutations in a gene can lead to an incurable neurodevelopmental disorder that causes abnormal brain development in newborns and infants. The study is the first to prove that a protein called Trabid helps control neuronal development, and that mutations...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Accelerated aging was more common in recent birth cohorts and was associated with increased incidence of early-onset solid tumors, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024, held April 5-10. “Multiple cancer types are becoming increasingly common among younger...
New Brunswick, N.J. – “Taking out the trash” takes on a whole new meaning, as investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have discovered that a waste disposal protein is the key to cancer tumor suppression in a process known...
DETROIT, Mich. –  A team of researchers from Wayne State University was awarded a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the study, “Cytochrome c acetylation drives prostate cancer aggressiveness and Warburg effect.” The study, led by Maik Hüttemann, Ph.D., professor of molecular medicine and genetics,...
As the mom of a 16-year-old daughter with a rare disease, I’ve had to learn how to accommodate Grace’s limitations. Many daily activities became much harder after she was diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). My goal is to make her life with LEMS as easy as possible, so I began researching how...
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47 million people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia in the Western world. Despite this, there are currently no treatments that are effective in curing Alzheimer’s disease or preventing its relentless progression. Alzheimer’s disease is caused...
It was a landmark day they never expected to celebrate. Tristan Hall’s family were told he would not reach his first birthday – so they were delighted when he not only surpassed that but is now the proud owner of his first tooth. The brave tot celebrated his birthday in...