A wave theory for explaining neurochemical balance in the brain

In a new study, a group of researchers led by Dr. Joshua Goldberg from the Hebrew University describe a new kind of neurochemical wave in the brain. Their research, published in Nature Communications, unveils the existence ...


Q&A: Understanding carrier screening for family planning

Dear Mayo Clinic: My husband and I want to expand our family and are trying to get pregnant with our first baby. I've read about family planning couples can do before conceiving and learned about carrier screening. We don't ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic analysis tool developed to improve cancer modeling

Lifestyle behaviors such as eating well and exercising can be significant factors in one's overall health. But the risk of developing cancer is predominantly at the whim of an individual's genetics.

Oncology & Cancer

Know your risk for hereditary cancer

Most people have at least one extended family member who has had cancer. But does that put you at a higher risk for developing cancer? Baylor College of Medicine genetic counselor Tanya Eble explains the risk factors for ...


Zeroing in on a new treatment for autism and epilepsy

Children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that begins in infancy, experience seizures, usually for their entire life. They are at high risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and can also develop ...

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