The Huntington's disease protein huntingtin may have a role external to the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers say Huntingtin is involved in neural injury and regeneration.
Obesity is, in part, determined by epigenetic development in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. Findings suggest developmental epigenetics plays a significant role in both environmental and genetic influences on obesity risk.
Administering a chemical compound called synthetic retinoids to the retina helped restore brain networks associated with vision and prompted the growth of two times more neurons, effectively restoring vision in adult mouse models of the genetic visual disorder LCA.
Traits with the strongest Neanderthal DNA contribution were sleep patterns, smoking habits, and alcohol consumption.
Researchers shed light on why the life expectancy and aging gap is narrowing between men and women.
Gene therapy enables a striking recovery of night vision in those who suffer from the childhood-onset blindness disorder Leber Congenital Amaurosis.
Researchers have identified risk genes for adhesive capsulitis, also known as "frozen shoulder". Carriers of these genes are at a six-fold increased risk of developing frozen shoulder.