Genetics

New evidence for genetic basis of autism found

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered that one of the most common genetic alterations in autism -- deletion of a 27-gene cluster on chromosome 16 -- causes autism-like features. By generating ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover how immune cells prevent cognitive decline

Could the underproduction of poorly understood immune cells contribute to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive decline? A Rutgers study in Nature Immunology suggests it may—and that increasing these cells could ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer immunotherapy approach targets common genetic alteration

Researchers developed a prototype for a new cancer immunotherapy that uses engineered T cells to target a genetic alteration common among all cancers. The approach, which stimulates an immune response against cells that are ...

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