Genetics

New antibiotic resistance genes identified in tuberculosis

A massive analysis of more than 10,000 different Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria isolates from 23 countries has revealed new genes associated with resistance to 13 first- and second-line new and repurposed antibiotics. ...

Genetics

Researchers refine understanding of fetal hemoglobin regulation

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have discovered a new part of the regulatory cascade responsible for silencing fetal hemoglobin in adult cells. The findings, published today in Nature Genetics, refine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Raising awareness of spina bifida

Spina bifida is the most common birth defect of the central nervous system and the second most common of all structural birth defects. To learn more about it, Baylor College of Medicine's From the Labs sat with Dr. Richard ...

Medical research

Designing a tool for better diagnosis of rare and genetic diseases

Scientists have identified over 10,000 rare diseases with the majority of these diseases being genetic in origin. The vast majority of patients with these diseases experience long and grueling diagnostic odysseys and their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iron buildup in brain linked to higher risk for movement disorders

A disorder called hereditary hemochromatosis, caused by a gene mutation, results in the body absorbing too much iron, leading to tissue damage and conditions like liver disease, heart problems and diabetes. Scant and conflicting ...

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