Mar 24, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
A 'three-hit' theory of autism
Since the first case was documented in the United States in 1938, finding causes for autism have remained elusive. Hundreds of genes and environmental exposures have been implicated. But, your sex also seems to have something to do with it, About 80 percent of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are boys.
Mar 23, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Defect in non-coding DNA may impair language
The human genome is made up of approximately 3 billion letters of DNA. Each 'letter' can also become reorganized, and therefore be a variant of the norm. Some variants are harmless but others can be detrimental. It's a mammoth task to find out which variant causes a particular disorder.
Mar 22, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Gene mutation may explain female infertility
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and Rice University have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
Mar 21, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Potential clinical test and treatment for preterm birth
A molecule has been identified that drives inflammation. It may answer a key question about what causes mild prenatal infections that trigger preterm birth — and a potential way to suppress that response.
Mar 20, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Male infertility research reveals how a new life begins
Genetic mutation causing some men to be infertile shows an important protein in sperm that is a key to the fertilization process. Phospholipase C zeta (PLC-zeta), is ineffective in these individuals. Discovery could enable earlier sperm diagnosis and treatment for some men.