Neurons from blood cells enable researchers to test treatments for genetic brain disease

New research provides insights into the treatment of Christianson syndrome (CS), an X-linked genetic disease characterized by reduced brain growth after birth, intellectual disability, epilepsy and difficulties with balance and speech. “One of the major challenges in developing treatments for human brain disorders, like CS, is developing an experimental system for testing potential therapeutics on […]

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Brain tumor study reveals surprising gene deletion and method to overcome drug resistance

In far too many cases over the years, scientists have discovered promising new cancer treatments, only to report later that the tumor cells found ways to become resistant. These disappointing results have made overcoming drug resistance a major goal in cancer research. Now, experts at Cincinnati Children’s report success at averting drug resistance in a […]

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Mobile game that uses implicit learning improved children’s short-term food choices

Rates of overweight and obesity in children are rising around the world, with serious long-term consequences for health and health care costs. In prior research, video and mobile games have helped children eat healthier and exercise more. A new study examined how Indian 10- and 11-year-olds’ food choices were affected by playing a pediatric dietary […]

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