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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 ...

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 ...

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

Early Intervention Crucial for Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Eating and talking are important parts of American culture, and almost every gathering involves food, drink and conversation shared with loved ones. That’s why voice and swallowing disorders, even when treated effectively, can be so devastating. ... Full story

Forging ahead in the fight against hemochromatosis

Christine and Gordon McLaren’s research advances are improving the prognosis for a hereditary blood-iron overload disorder ... Full story

Penn Vet Researchers Identify Effective Treatment for Niemann Pick Type C

Niemann Pick Disease type C, or NPC, is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one. Frequently diagnosed in children in their elementary school years, sufferers usually die by the time they’re 20. The disease is sometimes referred to as “childhood Alzheimer’s” because of the progressive mental and physical decline seen in the children it afflicts. ... Full story

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