Medical research

Cockayne syndrome: New insights into cellular DNA repair mechanism

Cockayne syndrome is a severe autosomal recessive disorder caused by defective DNA repair mechanisms. People with the disease have much reduced life expectancy and suffer from facial deformities; growth failure; neurological, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer survivor inspires research study

A patient with a rare condition that led to him developing skin cancer is helping medical experts discover why some other patients are not protecting themselves from the sun.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

This is a village where the people melt away. Tucked into the sunbaked rolling hills of Brazil's midwest, Araras is home to what is thought to be the largest single group of people suffering from a rare inherited skin disease ...