Tag Archives: gene mutations

January, 2018

September, 2017

  • 1 September

    Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Genes Fueling Neuroblastoma Spread

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues present data on how nervous system tumors, called neuroblastomas, spread. Their paper, published in Cancer Cell, clarifies the relationship between two genes that fuel the aggressive spread of neuroblastomas. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that most commonly affects children age …

August, 2017

July, 2017

  • 14 July

    New Data Network for Huntington’s Disease Research

    Huntington’s disease is an hereditary disorder of the nervous system caused by a faulty gene on chromosome four. The faulty gene leads to cell death in neurons in the brain resulting in gradual physical, mental and emotional changes, and ultimately death. Those born to a parent with Huntington’s disease have …

March, 2017

November, 2016

October, 2016

  • 26 October

    Researchers Use CRISPR to Accelerate Search for HIV Cure

    Researchers at UC San Francisco and the academically affiliated Gladstone Institutes have used a newly developed gene-editing system to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV infection. The team built a high-throughput cell-editing platform using a variant of CRISPR/Cas9 technology that allowed them to test how …

August, 2016

June, 2016

May, 2016

  • 11 May

    Gene Mutations Shown to Cause Form of HSP

    Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease. It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized …