Mice that carry a gene associated with red hair have reduced production of dopamine in the substantia nigra and are more susceptible to toxins that can damage these dopaminergic neurons.
A new study reports on a link between circadian cell disruption and cancerous tumor growth.
Researchers discovered that some cases of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain cancer, are caused by the fusion of two adjacent genes. The study also found that drugs that target the protein produced by this genetic aberration can dramatically slow the growth of glioblastomas in mice.
Johns Hopkins scientists hope discovery will drive drug treatments. Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered one of the most...