Genetics

Single-cell sequencing leads to a new era of cancer research

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, developed single-cell genome sequencing technology and published two research papers for cancer single-cell sequencing in the research journal Cell. In the papers, which were ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

X-ray eyes bring us closer to early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

It is estimated that 4 million people world-wide are suffering from Parkinson's, a complex disease that varies greatly among affected individuals. Understanding the brain chemistry that leads to the onset of Parkinson's ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Early Parkinson's patients waiting too long to seek medical evaluation

The time between diagnosis and the institution of symptomatic treatment is critical in the effort to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease (PD). A paper published in Nature Partner Journal: Parkinson's Disease notes too many ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study documents that some children lose autism diagnosis

Some children who are accurately diagnosed in early childhood with autism lose the symptoms and the diagnosis as they grow older, a study supported by the National Institutes of Health has confirmed. The research team made ...

Autism spectrum disorders

iPad app revolutionising therapy for autistic children

Australian researchers have harnessed tablet technology to develop an iPad app that is set to revolutionise the way parents around the world provide in-home therapy for their autistic children.

Autism spectrum disorders

How many kids have autism? US government measures three ways

How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate—1 in 40 kids—doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising.

Autism spectrum disorders

Ga. autism project looks to early detection

A partnership between an autism research center and the state of Georgia is working to boost early detection and diagnosis of the disorder.

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