Researchers have found that long-term exposure to ionizing radiation is causing blindness in animals in the vicinity of the Chernobyl disaster.
New findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease examine biochemical changes in the blood that occur in a rare inherited form of Alzheimer's and how this could potentially lead to a method of both diagnosis and treatment for this and other forms of the health issue.
It turns out that harmful mutations may have accumulated during early migrations out of Africa. Researchers have found that if humans migrated in small bands, then these groups progressively accumulated slightly harmful mutations.
Children with a particular gene mutation who are exposed to small amounts of lead may be at an increased risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent study.
Now, scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern, Harvard University and Duke University are using gene editing to correct a mutation that results in the disorder. Researchers used the CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing to correct a mutation that causes the health issue.
Low levels of zinc have been linked to problems in breastfeeding, according to a recent study.
Researchers at the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB, Seattle), Free University Medical Center (VUMC, Amsterdam), and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg established the cause of the rare syndrome that's consistent with Fanconi Anemia
The deadly Ebola virus may be a lot more dangerous than we once thought. It seems as if genetic mutations called "escape variants" in Ebola block the ability of antibody-based treatments to ward of infection.
New findings published in the journal Neurology reveal that a liver drug could help to slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Researchers found that the drug ursodeoxycholic acid, which is used to decrease acids that are involved in liver disease, could address a mutation of the LRRK2 gene, ...
As researchers learn more about what's responsible for the health issue, new findings published in the journal Cell show how one specific mutation contributes to autism. While studying the development of a rare neurological disorder known as Angelman syndrome, the study authors found that they could...
No, eating human brains doesn't sound like the healthiest idea nor the safest. But it may also be able to save our lives, contrary to previous findings.