Oncology & Cancer

Revealing the most commonly mutated gene in all cancers

For the past fifteen years, cancer researchers have been using DNA sequencing technology to identify the gene mutations that cause the different forms of cancer. Now, Salk Assistant Professor Edward Stites and his team of ...

Neuroscience

Physical function worse for migraine, overlapping pain

(HealthDay)—Patients with chronic migraine (CM) and overlapping pain have worse pain-related physical function and psychosocial functioning than those with localized CM, according to a study recently published in Headache.

Genetics

Links between genetic risk, glaucoma prevalence examined

(HealthDay)—Polygenic variants are associated with comparable risk for developing open-angle glaucoma as that associated with the most common single-gene pathogenic variant, according to a study published online July 15 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mitochondria malfunction shown to be the major cause of Parkinson's

12,000 people in Denmark and 7 to 10 million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's Disease (PD). It is the second most common neurogenerative disorder of aging and the most common movement disorder, but the cause of the ...

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