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CF Awareness Month: improving patients’ lives, one step at a time

By Melissa Di Costanzo - Madison Phipps has been dancing since she was four-years-old for up to 18 hours a week. Jazz, ...

Pioneering project will help patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) will benefit from a major multi-million euro European research project aimed at developing better diagnostic ...

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

Rare disease of developing liver most common reason for liver transplant in children ... Full story

Discovery may open door for treating fragile X carriers

By Michael C. Purdy - Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don’t have full-blown symptoms. ... Full story

Fragile X syndrome: building a case for a treatment strategy

New research in mice strengthens a potential strategy for treating fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and a major single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder. ... Full story

Are scientists nearing a cure for baldness?

By pulling 200 hairs in a precise pattern and density, researchers can induce up to 1,200 replacement follicles in a mouse ... Full story

Critical windows to turn away junk food craving

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female offspring. ... Full story

International forum at Colorado State University targets proteins in chronic wasting and human disease

FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University is hosting an international conference — never before held in the United States — focused on prions, the rogue misfolded proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer and hold clues to human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. ... Full story

Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession

Passionate about paleo or obsessed with organic? It might be time to reassess how you think about food, writes Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds. ... Full story

Virtual reality key to overcoming disorders

By Katie Ellis - As a “starving” graduate student at Binghamton in the early 1980s, Albert “Skip” Rizzo, PhD ’91, lived in a tiny apartment above the Valet Shop on Front St., often watching limos come and go from the Binghamton Club across the street, thinking, “Someday, I’ll get to see what’s inside that building.” ... Full story

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