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Microcephaly genes associated with human brain size

A group of Norwegian and American researchers have shown that common variations in genes associated with microcephaly - a neuro-developmental disorder in which brain size is dramatically reduced - may explain differences ...

Dec 21, 2009
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Genetic 'bearded lady' syndrome uncovered: study

New research provides exciting genetic insight into a rare syndrome that first appeared in the medical literature in the mid 1800s with the case of Julia Pastrana, the world's most notorious bearded lady. The study, published ...

May 21, 2009
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New pathway to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases

Although their genetic underpinnings differ, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are all characterized by the untimely death of brain cells. What triggers cell death in the brain? According to ...

Jul 29, 2010
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