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Breakthrough discovery in gene causing severe nerve conditions

Researchers have made a breakthrough genetic discovery into the cause of a spectrum of severe neurological conditions. A research study, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and gracing the cover of and published in the October edition of Human Mutation, found two new mutations in the KIF1A gene cause rare nerve disorders. MCRI […]

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Scientific breakthrough toward treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Scientists at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), and Owerko Centre at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the leading genetic cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study, involving mouse models, shows promise of translating […]

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Mathematical modeling breakthrough for translational research of new CRSD medication

A new mathematical modeling approach has identified major sources of interspecies and inter-individual variations in the clinical efficacy of a clock-modulating drug: photosensitivity and PER2 level. This has enabled precision medicine for circadian disruption. A KAIST mathematics research team led by Professor Jae Kyoung Kim, in collaboration with Pfizer, applied a combination of mathematical modeling […]

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Prosthetic hand can FEEL and be controlled by the mind

Scientists develop world’s most advanced bionic hand that can be controlled by the mind and even gives amputees back a sense of TOUCH Offers a greater degree of sensitivity than existing artificial limbs Does not require amputees carry technology in a large computer in rucksack Swedish woman first to be fitted with prosthetic, which she […]