Psychology & Psychiatry

SHANK3: the good, the bad and the hopeful

Some neuropsychiatric conditions may boil down to how well brain cells communicate with each other. This can be affected by a number of factors, including having too much or too little of proteins that function at the synapse—the ...

Medical research

Fertility study offers unexpected lead on dwarfism

As components of two entirely separate systems in the body, you wouldn't think ovaries have much in common with bones. But it turns out they do – and their commonalities may help explain why dwarfs such as actors Peter ...

Cardiology

Researchers pinpoint new drug target for heart failure patients

Researchers led by Julian E. Stelzer, PhD, associate professor in the department of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have found a new target for drug developers seeking straightforward ...

Oncology & Cancer

Rare childhood disease linked to major cancer gene

A team of researchers led by a University of Rhode Island scientist has discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia, and a major cancer gene called PTEN. The discovery improves ...

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