Disease Models & Mechanisms

Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) is a biomedical research journal committed to presenting highly significant research providing insight into disease mechanisms, diagnostics and treatment. The journal aspires to promote the development of new ideas, projects and collaborations among basic researchers, translational researchers, and clinicians. DMM also provides expert reviews and commentaries on key findings in the field, as well as clinical perspectives and challenges. As with other journals published by the Company of Biologists - Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology - DMM aims to provide strong support for our authors and great quality and breadth of published content to our readers.

Publisher
The Company of Biologists
Website
http://dmm.biologists.org/
Impact factor
4.584 (2010)

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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.

Diabetes

Diabetes-associated pain linked to disrupted insulin signalling

The chronic pain experienced by a number of patients with diabetes has widely been assumed to originate from damage to blood vessels or to local tissue surrounding neurons caused by high blood-sugar levels. However, a new ...

HIV & AIDS

The first animal model for sexual transmission of HIV

Infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a debilitating disorder in which progressive weakening of the immune system makes affected individuals more susceptible to ...

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