News tagged with genetic syndromes

Rett syndrome drug shows promise in clinical trial

Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes mental retardation, autism, and physical deformities, has no cure. However, a small clinical trial has found that a growth factor known as IGF1 can help treat some symptoms ...

Jun 23, 2014
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Severe scoliosis linked to rare mutations

Children with rare mutations in two genes are about four times more likely to develop severe scoliosis than their peers with normal versions of the genes, scientists have found. The research at Washington University School ...

Jun 13, 2014
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Study provides clearer picture of cancer risk

(Medical Xpress)—A University of Vermont researcher has helped to develop a more accurate way of studying genetic changes to identify people at high risk for colon and other cancers. The findings are published in Nature ...

Jan 27, 2014
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