News tagged with disease genes

New gene therapy targets brain disorders

UNSW researchers have tailored gene therapy for a rare genetic disorder called Canavan disease, and say it could eventually be adapted to treat other inherited disorders affecting the brain.

Nov 09, 2017
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A pathogenic mechanism in motoneuron disease

Motor neurons are the nerves that send impulses to the muscles to generate movement. Damage of these neurons can cause very diverse diseases, for example spinal muscular atrophy in children or adult amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Nov 02, 2017
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