News tagged with protein synthesis

Rett syndrome gene dysfunction redefined

Whitehead Institute researchers have redefined the function of a gene whose mutation causes Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental autism spectrum disorder. This new research offers an improved understanding of the defects found ...

Oct 03, 2013
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Understanding the effects of genes on human traits

Recent technological developments in genomics have revealed a large number of genetic influences on common complex diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, cancer or schizophrenia. However, discovering a genetic variant predisposing ...

Jul 31, 2013
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Protecting the body in good times and bad

The nasty side effects of radiation and chemotherapy are well known: fatigue, hair loss and nausea, to name a few. Cancer treatment can seem as harsh as the disease because it can't differentiate healthy cells from cancerous ...

Jul 16, 2013
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Why hard drinking is harder on the body with age

(Medical Xpress)—It's no secret that chronic alcohol abuse can cause a variety of health problems. Along with a greater risk of cancer, cardiovascular and liver disease, and depression, heavy over time drinking leads to ...

Jun 24, 2013
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