News tagged with x chromosome
(Medical Xpress)—Early diagnosis and intervention for ADHD, autism and schizophrenia could be made possible after Australian scientists discovered the molecular networks in the brain showing psychiatric and developmental ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevents the ...
Medical research Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A single genetic defect on the X chromosome that can result in a wide array of conditions—from learning and emotional difficulties to primary ovarian insufficiency in women and tremors in middle-aged men—occurs at a much ...
Genetics Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers have pieced together new genetic clues to the arthritis puzzle in a study that brings potential treatments closer to reality and could also provide insights into why more women than men succumb to the disabling ...
Genetics Nov 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome, a condition in which the body's ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 0 |
In a newly reported set of experiments that show the value of a particularly precise but difficult genetic engineering technique, researchers at Brown University and the University of California–Irvine have created a Drosophila fruit ...
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
American and European scientists have found that increasing natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 25, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—An experimental drug can improve sociability in patients with fragile X syndrome and may be helpful as a treatment for autism, according to a study.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have established a genetic mouse model for primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), a human condition in which women experience irregular menstrual cycles and reduced fertility, ...
Genetics Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Intellectual disability due to Fragile X and Down syndromes involves similar molecular pathways report researchers in The EMBO Journal. The two disorders share disturbances in the molecular events that regula ...
Genetics Aug 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The European X-ALD project undertook an initiative to understand the mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The gene therapy approach for treating ALD developed during the ...
Genetics Jul 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified five rare mutations in a single gene that appear to increase the chances that a boy will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism spectrum disorders Jul 12, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Using a mouse model of autism, researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have successfully treated an autism spectrum disorder characterized by severe cognitive impairment.
Autism spectrum disorders Jul 02, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers at McGill University have discovered the cause of an inherited form of epilepsy. The disease, known as double-cortex syndrome, primarily affects females and arises from mutations on a gene located on the X chromosome. ...
Medical research Jun 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The X chromosome is one of the two sex-determining chromosomes in many animal species, including mammals (the other is the Y chromosome). It is a part of the XY sex-determination system and X0 sex-determination system. The X chromosome was named for its unique properties by early researchers, and this resulted in its counterpart being named the Y chromosome for the next letter in the alphabet when it was discovered later.
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