A new study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, has identified hundreds of novel genes that play a key role in the development of severe epilepsy in children.
In the largest collaborative study to date, an international team of researchers identified novel causes for severe childhood epilepsies. Read the rest of this entry »
A new report has outlined two new gene therapies that could be used to treat a rare disease called MPS I.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analysed ways to deliver a vector to replace the enzyme IDUA, which patients with the disorder are deficient in. Read the rest of this entry »
A protein – alpha-synuclein – is known to play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease, as well as other neurological conditions, such as dementia with Lewy bodies.
However, much has been unknown about the protein's functions and insight in this area could lead to new therapies. Read the rest of this entry »
The bakers at Fisher Scientific Loughborough office dusted off their aprons and have been busy baking as part of the biggest coffee morning campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer charity.
On Monday 29th September a vast array of scrumptious cakes and biscuits were on sale in their staff restaurant a long with a tombola (prizes donated by employees). Read the rest of this entry »
Researchers have spent years trying to discover more about the brain so they can map it accurately, as it is believed that this will be key to preventing and treating brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease and traumatic neurological injuries.
A study conducted at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) has made a significant contribution to this goal. Read the rest of this entry »