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‘Relaxed’ enzymes may be at the root of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

October 12, 2019 dna 0
Treatments have been hard to pinpoint for a rare neurological disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, in part because so many variations of the condition exist. So far, mutations on more than 90 genes have been positively linked to the disorder; a patient needs just one of those mutations for the disease to emerge. Scientists just moved a step closer to finding a possible root cause.
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Genetic markers linked to the start of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

October 12, 2019 dna 0
Researchers have identified a group of genetic variants related to the starting point of Parkinson’s disease. These results, published in the journal Movement Disorders, will enable delimiting the research on new therapeutic targets, and could have implications in the diagnosis of the disease.
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Scientist designs ‘express courier service’ for immune cells

October 12, 2019 dna 0
A researcher who is currently doing his post-doctoral training at Stanford University, has successfully invented a novel transfection method to deliver DNA into immune cells with minimal stress on these cells. This new technique is expected to boost DNA-based cancer immunotherapy by significantly improving the process of generating high-quality genetically modified immune cells.