New theory of Down Syndrome

A recent study shows that a deficiency of a protein in the brain of Down syndrome patients could contribute to the cognitive impairment and congenital heart defects that characterise the syndrome.

New virus is not linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

New UK research, published in PLoS ONE, has not reproduced previous findings that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be linked to a recently discovered virus.

Restless leg syndrome linked with erectile dysfunction

Research shows that erectile dysfunction was more common in older men with restless leg syndrome than in those without RLS.

Interpreting genetic testing for long QT syndrome

Results of a long QT syndrome study published in the current issue of Circulation play an important role in understanding genetic testing's role in diagnosing disease

Metabolic syndrome linked to liver disease

Researchers studying a large sample of adolescent boys have found an association between metabolic syndrome, which is a complication of obesity, and elevated liver enzymes that mark potentially serious liver disease.

Genetics: Mutation for restless legs syndrome

Researchers have found what they believe is the first mutated gene linked to restless legs syndrome, a common neurologic disorder.

Metabolic syndrome tumours differ from others

Liver cancer in patients whose only risk factor is metabolic syndrome has distinct forms and structures compared to other liver tumours.

Job's syndrome insights

Scientists have made another major breakthrough in understanding a rare immune disorder called Job's syndrome.





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