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Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 — In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers report they have identified 16 new genes linked to the developmental disorder. The investigators conducted genetic analyses of 2,300 people from nearly 500 families with at least two children with autism. Of the children in the… Read More »

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments in Congo trial

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed survival rate of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs – Regeneron’s (REGN.O) REGN-EB3 and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 – were both developed… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration

Doctors use lasers and retinoic acid to treat skin damage. Scientists have now uncovered a common mechanism that links both, paving the way for new treatments. What links laser and retinoic acid treatment for sun damage? Skin damage, in the form of dark spots and wrinkles, naturally occurs as we age. Ultraviolet light from the… Read More »

Sixth finger not a useless mutation, scientists say after brain scans of mother and son

Tying your shoes with one hand or having an intense advantage in video games might be possible if you have six fingers, according to researchers. One new study took a closer look at polydactyly, when someone is born with more than five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. Researchers say people… Read More »

Harvard scientists link supplements to severe health events in young people

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared with consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found… Read More »