Genetics

Telomere shortening affects muscular dystrophy gene

(Medical Xpress)—Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetic disorder that causes the muscles of the upper body to waste away. It is unusual in that symptoms do not usually appear until sufferers are in their ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sensitive parenting in childhood creates 13-fold cost savings

A recent study found that sensitive, responsive parenting—specifically in early childhood—has a direct correlation with not only positive mental and physical health, but also financial benefits for families and society. ...

Medical research

Drugging the undruggable: A treatment path for muscular dystrophy

Researchers at Yale have identified a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disease for which there is currently no cure or treatment, by targeting an enzyme that had been considered 'undruggable.' ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists demonstrate how genetic variations cause eczema

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health delineates how two relatively common variations in a gene called KIF3A are responsible for an impaired skin barrier that allows increased water loss from the skin, ...

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Early childhood

Early childhood is a stage in human development. It generally includes toddlerhood and some time afterwards. Play age is an unspecific designation approximately within the scope of early childhood.

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