Researchers have identified an additional 48 genetic variants which influence the risk of developing MS. There are now 110 genetic variants associated with the disease.
Researchers discover a three molecule complex could be a target for treating Huntington's Disease, a genetic and currently incurable brain disease which causes movement disorders and dementia.
A new study expands and deepens the biological and genetic links between cardiovascular disease and schizophrenia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among schizophrenia patients, who die from heart and blood vessel disorders at a rate double that of persons without the mental disorder.
Future research into the underlying causes of neurological disorders such as autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia, should greatly benefit from a first-of-its-kind atlas of gene-enhancers in the cerebrum (telencephalon). This new atlas identifies and locates thousands of gene-regulating elements in a region of the brain that is of critical importance for cognition, motor functions and emotion.
Researchers discovered a mutant form of Chk1 gene that when expressed in cancer cells, permanently stopped their proliferation and caused cell death without the addition of any chemotherapeutic drugs. This study illustrates an unprecedented finding, that artificially activating Chk1 alone is sufficient to kill cancer cells.
What can a fish tell us about human brain development? Researchers at Duke University Medical Center transplanted a set of...
The findings could point the way to new therapies. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that DNA stays...