Japan and Partners Crew Up to Tackle Neglected Ailments

On November 8, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Japan and Partners Crew Up to Tackle Neglected Ailments

White blood cells Graphic: Thinkstock/Purestock Infectious conditions that depart victims with cognitive deficits or malnutrition rather of killing them do not generally elicit fundraising galas or research dollars, especially when the illnesses disproportionately effect the poorest of the bad. But a new coalition of funders is now striving to throw…

A cautionary tale on genome-sequencing diagnostics for unusual ailments

On May 27, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on A cautionary tale on genome-sequencing diagnostics for unusual ailments

Children born with exceptional, inherited situations identified as Congenital Ailments of Glycosylation, or CDG, have mutations in 1 of the a lot of enzymes the body uses to decorate its proteins and cells with sugars. Effectively diagnosing a little one with CDG and pinpointing the actual sugar gene that is…