News tagged with disabilities

Gene linked to common intellectual disability

(Medical Xpress)—University of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation leads to a reduction in certain proteins ...

Nov 13, 2013
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Exercise rescues mutated neural stem cells

CHARGE syndrome is a severe developmental disorder affecting multiple organs. It affects 1 in 8500 newborns worldwide. The majority of patients carry a mutation in a gene called CHD7. How this single mutation ...

Jul 05, 2013
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Your eyes may hold clues to stroke risk

Your eyes may be a window to your stroke risk. In a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, researchers said retinal imaging may someday help assess if you're more likely to develop a stroke ...

Aug 12, 2013
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