Gene study investigates rare form of autism

Recent research has shed new light on a particular gene mutation linked to a rare form of autism. Share on PinterestA new study looks at the genetic mechanism behind a rare form of autism. A new study is helping scientists better understand the link between the mutation of a gene called MEF2C and a rare […]

Antimalarial drug boosts glioblastoma treatment

The drug, called lumefantrine, may improve the success rate of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for a severe type of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an especially aggressive form of cancer that is difficult to treat. With currently available...

No evidence that mutations to SARS-CoV-2 increase transmissibility

An analysis of more than 15,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes finds that mutations to the virus do not increase its transmissibility and are instead either neutral or detrimental to its spread. Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the human population at the end of 2019, the...

Alcohol-related liver disease: New drug targets found

A study combining analysis of patient samples with mice studies has identified new drug targets for alcohol-related liver disease, which, currently, doctors can only treat by transplant. Share on PinterestResearchers find new drug targets for the potential treatment...