Study discovers new form of congenital #musculardystrophy caused by faulty #INPP5K gene

Originally posted 2017-02-28 16:26:20.

A new form of congenital muscular dystrophy has been discovered which is caused by mutations in a previously un-linked gene.

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#MRC researchers discover genetic ‘switch’ that plays key role in #Parkinson’s disease

Originally posted 2017-02-28 16:27:28.

“Studying the roles of genes such as ATF4 in human neurons could lead to tailored interventions that could one day prevent or delay the neuronal loss seen in Parkinson’s” – Dr Miguel Martins, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester

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Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With #Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

Originally posted 2016-08-31 21:09:51.


New research findings published in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry indicate that nicotine exposure during pregnancy through cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk for Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder (TS/CT), as well as TS/CT with comorbid psychiatric conditions including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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#Autismo: descubren una mutación genética clave para su tratamiento – Infobae

Originally posted 2017-02-28 16:23:17.

Científicos afirman encontrarse cerca del desarrollo de un fármaco para erradicarlo, a partir de la investigación en la mutación en un gen y su posible tratamiento con medicación específica.

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#Bipolar adolescents continue to have elevated substance use disorder risk as young adults

Originally posted 2016-08-31 21:08:49.

A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five years later, particularly among those with persistent bipolar symptoms.

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Japan-based researchers find new tool to predict risk of #Zika virus transmission. #microcephaly

Originally posted 2016-05-29 17:34:52.

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Researchers identify new blood-based biomarker for boys with #autism. | Healthinnovations

Originally posted 2016-05-29 17:29:25.

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#Angelman Syndrome Protein Ube3a Regulates Synaptic Growth and Endocytosis by Inhibiting BMP Signaling in Drosophila. #Genetics

Originally posted 2016-05-29 17:31:43.


mAltered expression of the E3 ubiquitin ligase UBE3A, which is involved in protein degradation through the proteasome-mediated pathway, is associated with neurodevelopmental and behavioral defects observed in Angelman syndrome (AS) and autism. However, little is known about the neuronal function of UBE3A and the pathogenesis of UBE3A-associated disorders.

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#Zika Vaccine Could Solve One Problem While Stoking Another – Scientific American

Originally posted 2016-05-29 17:28:50.

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New Imaging Study Shows How #Schizophrenic Brains Regenerate | Motherboard

Originally posted 2016-05-29 17:22:17.


A group of researchers led by the Lawson Health Research Institute’s Lena Palaniyappan published a study this week in Psychology Medicine offering new evidence that the brain is capable of reorganizing itself in ways that may lead to a reversal of the effects of schizophrenia: hinting at a cure, that is.

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