Jan 6, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
RNA pathway plays key role in our lifespan
Humans and other animals carry rogue DNA sequences called Transposable Elements (TEs). To prevent passing TEs onto our children, piRNA pathways in reproductive organs block TEs from being active in sperm and eggs.
Jan 5, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The role of mTORC1 in TSC and epilepsy
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a multi-system disease where benign tumors grow on organs such as the brain, kidneys, heart, eyes, skin, and lungs. It can also appear in the central nervous system and result in epilepsy, autism, or other brain issues. The biggest affect on patients are central nervous system disorders.
Jan 4, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Low-carb diet relieves a form of intellectual disability
Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with the rare inherited disease Kabuki syndrome, Johns Hopkins scientists report a very low-carbohydrate diet can "unwind" histones of DNA and improve mental function.
Jan 3, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Brain white matter predicts cognitive functions by age 1 and 2
A new kind of brain imaging study could help identify cognitive problems and psychiatric disorders very early to help develop appropriate interventions.
Jan 2, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How to Turn White Fat Brown
Penn scientists discover a molecular trigger of fat-cell “browning” program, which could lead to better treatments for obesity and diabetes.