Medical research

Defining the role of HDAC6 in regulating heart stiffness

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered an enzyme that regulates heart stiffness, setting the stage for developing novel treatments for heart failure.

Genetics

Study offers new insights on gene activity and addiction

Researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated that neuron-like cells derived from human stem cells can serve as a model for studying changes in the nervous system associated with addiction. The work sheds ...

Genetics

New hope for people living with a genetic cause of autism

Fragile X syndrome, or FXS, a leading genetic cause of autism, affects around one in 4,000 males and one in 6,000 females. Its symptoms include increased anxiety, intellectual disability, repetitive behaviors, social communication ...

Genetics

Gene for sex hormone synthesis could play key role in eczema

A study led by UT Southwestern dermatologists suggests that a common inflammatory skin condition may stem from poorly regulated sex hormones. The finding, published this week in PNAS, could offer an unexpected new target ...

Genetics

New resource to advance genomics-driven precision medicine

By analyzing genomic data from more than 30,000 people, an international team has revealed thousands of new regulatory regions that control disease-linked genes—a resource that is now available to researchers worldwide.

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