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Latest Genodermatoses Stories

2013-02-05 10:32:23

Mutations which affect the gene ASXL3 cause a novel syndrome similar to Bohring-Opitz syndrome.

2013-01-11 13:23:29

Thousands of individuals have had kidneys removed unnecessarily because doctors misdiagnosed their disease.

2012-12-24 15:13:10

The causes of learning problems associated with an inherited brain tumor disorder are much more complex than scientists had anticipated.

2012-11-27 15:33:43

New Johns Hopkins research showing a more than four-fold increase in the incidence of breast cancer in women with neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1) adds to growing evidence that women with this rare genetic disorder may benefit from early breast cancer screening with mammograms beginning at age 40, and manual breast exams as early as adolescence.

2012-11-14 12:59:15

A drug originally developed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs has now been shown to dramatically reduce a particular kind of brain tumor in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on vital organs.

2012-11-13 13:33:12

Last year a clinical trial of L-DOPA -- a mainstay of Parkinson's disease therapy -- was launched for Angelman syndrome, a rare intellectual disorder that shares similar motor symptoms such as tremors and difficulty with balance.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.