Neuroscience

An unknown role-ATR protein regulates neuronal activity

The ATR protein plays an important role in the response to replication stress as a regulator of the DNA damage response (DDR) and controls cell viability. Mutations of ATR in humans lead to, among other pathologies, neurological ...

Genetics

Researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis

A research group headed by Professor Outi Mäkitie, University of Helsinki, identified in families with childhood-onset osteoporosis disease-causing mutations in a gene that had previously not been connected with the skeletal ...

Neuroscience

Sedative combats virus that can cause birth defects

A common sedative may help combat common viral infections that can cause birth defects in developing babies, Yale researchers report June 19 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cracking the mystery of Zika virus replication

Zika virus has now become a household word. It can cause microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than usual. Additionally, it is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder that could ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Honduras reports first death from Zika-linked syndrome

Honduras on Friday reported its first death from a paralyzing illness linked to the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne epidemic that is spreading through Latin America and also suspected of causing birth defects.

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