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July 24, 2016

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development ... read more

Shaken Baby Syndrome Accepted as Diagnosis by Majority of Physicians

July 22, 2016 — Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal ... read more

New Intellectual Disability Syndrome Caused by Genetic Damage to Single Gene

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have found a gene responsible for an intellectual disability disorder and proven how it works. The research, details the role of a gene called BCL11A in a new intellectual disability ... read more

Discovery Yields Answers for Family With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

July 18, 2016 — Through genetic analysis of a family with a history of thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD), investigators have identified mutations in the LOX gene, a gene associated with the integrity of ... read more

Children Are Affected by Parental Substance Use

July 18, 2016 — Children whose caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report, pediatricians hold the ... read more

July 13, 2016 — The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. Now researchers have created a "mini-brain" model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD ... read more

Umbilical Cord Patch Could Be Method for Fetal Spina Bifida Repair

July 12, 2016 — A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to ... read more

Association Discovered Between Atrial Fibrillation, Reduced Frontal Lobe Brain Volumes

July 11, 2016 — People who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume, according to a recent Framingham Heart ... read more

An Epigenetic Mechanism Is Involved in Development of Autoinflammatory Diseases

July 8, 2016 — Scientists have identified an epigenetic mechanism involved in the development of autoinflammatory diseases. The observed epigenetic changes open up possibilities for the development of novel ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Hallmarks of early brain overgrowth have been discovered in cells of people with autism. These findings suggest that it is possible to use stem cell reprogramming technologies developed in the past ... read more

Study Identifies a Developmental Cause of Cardiac Hypertrophy

July 7, 2016 — A developmental cause of adult-onset cardiac hypertrophy, a dangerous thickening of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure and death, has been identified by researchers. They say that the ... read more

Critical Care Health Care Professionals Have High Rates of Burnout Syndrome

July 7, 2016 — A new report on burnout syndrome in critical care health care professionals gives key stakeholders guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to ... read more

New Rapid Gene Test for Mitochondrial Disease

July 7, 2016 — A genetic test has been developed, providing a rapid diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders to identify the first patients with inherited mutations in a new disease gene. The team of medics and ... read more

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

July 7, 2016 — Women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to deliver vaginally than those who do not, and show no greater risk of preterm birth, research ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Nearly Twice as High as Reported

July 7, 2016 — More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to research. The study reveals a significant gap between the number of local, pregnant mothers ... read more

Genetic Testing Can Help Deliver Precision Medicine to Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

July 7, 2016 — Genetic testing in men with advanced prostate cancer could pick up a significant proportion whose disease may be caused by inherited mutations in genes involved in repairing DNA damage, a major new ... read more

Anatomy of a Decision: Mapping Early Development

July 6, 2016 — A new atlas of gene expression during the earliest stages of life boosts studies of development. Understanding very early points of development is vital to understanding how animals develop and how ... read more

Benefits from Freeze-All Embryo Strategy in Older IVF Patients

July 6, 2016 — Conventional IVF protocols involve the transfer of a fresh embryo to the uterus during the same cycle in which the eggs were collected and freezing extra embryos for future use. A novel approach to ... read more

Neuroscience Study Identifies New Trigger Mechanism for Fragile X Syndrome in Mice

July 5, 2016 — A new study identifies an astroglial trigger mechanism as contributing to symptoms of fragile X syndrome in ... read more

Increasing Number of US Adults Living With Congenital Heart Defects

July 5, 2016 — More adults are living with congenital heart defects in the United States, creating the need for specialized health services and systems that track this medical condition across all ages. More adults ... read more

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