Disease Models and Mechanisms

Disease Models & Mechanisms is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal focusing on the use of model organisms and other basic science approaches to better understand, diagnose and treat human disease. The journal aims to promote communication between basic researchers, translational researchers and clinicians.

Publisher
The Company of Biologists
Website
http://dmm.biologists.org/
Impact factor
4.940 (2011)

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers link rare medical condition to its cause

Virginia Tech scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have manipulated genes to link an undiagnosed human disease with a rare mutation in the PHETA1 gene.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Tiny worm mimics key genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Researchers at The University of Alabama have shown a tiny worm can replicate genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease, expanding the breadth of preclinical models for the disease.