Scientists at the Brain Research Centre and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at CFRI have uncovered a key cellular mechanism that alters brain cell function in Huntington's disease, and identified a possible treatment for the disease. The results of the study were published online today and will appear in the January 28 edition of the journal Neuron. Dr. Michael Hayden co-authored the study.
Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.