Jun 2, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The machinery of memory
Understanding how memories are made, retrieved, and eventually fade over a lifetime is the stuff of poems and song. To medical research, solving the mysteries of memory is even more elusive.
Jun 1, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals
Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
May 31, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
TET1 protein, congenital defects and late-onset diseases
In the earliest stages of embryo development, a protein known as TET1 may be the factor that tips the balance toward health or disease. The first evidence for this vital role of TET1 is presented by researchers from the University of Leuven, Belgium, who found TET1 prevents congenital defects such as spina bifida as well as mental retardation and cancer later in life.
May 30, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Answers for kids with inherited kidney disease
A new gene behind a rare form of inherited childhood kidney disease has been identified by a global research team. University of Queensland was part of the team that made the discovery to improve genetic testing and provide clues for future treatments of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).
May 29, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
A key gene contributes to common birth defects
Human chromosome 22 is a hotspot for a variety of birth defects. Scientists learned about the 22q11.2 region of chromosome 22 because it is deleted in about 1 in 4,000 births, causing loss or duplication in up to 40 genes. Chromosome micro-deletion or micro-duplication can result in a number of developmental abnormalities which can vary greatly in severity.