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2008-12-09 10:24:05

Rice University researchers have found a potential clue to the roots of epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders.

2008-08-30 09:00:21

By Tischler, Arthur S * Context.-Advances in genetics and gene expression profiling have led to new ways of thinking about the pathobiology of pheochromocytoma and extra-adrenal paraganglioma.

2008-08-12 12:00:34

U.S. medical scientists say they have discovered a mutation that causes a childhood tumor syndrome also impairs growth hormone secretion.

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By Faye Flam, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 6--By completely reversing four types of mental impairment in mice, scientists are overturning the long-entrenched notion that our mental capacity is hardwired and immutable.

2008-03-26 03:00:08

By Rodriguez, Fausto J Perry, Arie; Gutmann, David H; O'Neill, Brian Patrick; Leonard, Jeffrey; Bryant, Sandra; Giannini, Caterina Abstract There are few pathologic studies of gliomas in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1.

2005-11-07 13:44:50

In a surprise twist that recalls the film classic "Flowers for Algernon," but adds a happy ending, UCLA scientists used statins, a popular class of cholesterol drugs, to reverse the attention deficits linked to the leading genetic cause of learning disabilities. The Nov. 8 issue of Current Biology reports the findings, which were studied in mice bred to develop the disease, called neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).

2005-11-07 13:40:09

This week, researchers report evidence that a statin drug already shown to be safe for use in humans has proven effective at correcting cell-cell communication and curing learning disfunction in a mouse model of Neurofibromatosis type I, a human genetic disorder that causes learning disabilities in millions of people worldwide.

2005-10-31 19:55:00

Researchers studying a mouse model of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), a genetic condition that causes childhood brain tumors, have found their second new drug target in a year, a protein called methionine aminopeptidase-2 (MetAP2).


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