- XIX International Congress of Genetics documents on-line
The key congress documents are available
- New test opens prenatal genetic diagnosis to all
A non-invasive test which allows faster, cheaper, and less risky prenatal genetic screening was announced by Australian researchers at the International Genetics Congress in Melbourne.
- Battling The Brainstorm
Study offers hope that some epilepsy patients might someday respond to therapies designed to produce seizure-repressing compounds directly in the brain.
- Cadmium’s Disguise Does Damage To Estrogen-Sensitive Tissues
Study shows that cadmium mimics the effects of estrogen, and suggests that even at relatively low doses cadmium might have wide-ranging effects on the body.
- Pirate Protein Allows Infection Of Resting Cells
New research may explain how HIV-1 can still lurk in inactive cells in the human body, only to reappear at a later date.
- Human Chromosome 7 Decoded
Chromosome 7 has been linked to many intensively studied human diseases including cystic fibrosis, hereditary deafness and cancer.
- Special Section: Focus On Music
Six reviews in the July issue of Nature Neuroscience highlight the influence of emerging research (on how the brain processes music) on more general questions in neuroscience.
- Making Transplanted Neurons Feel At Home
These findings suggest that manipulating the scar-forming response of glial cells may increase the chances for successful transplantation therapy.
- Special Issue: 20 Years Of HIV Science
In its July issue, Nature Medicine takes a look back to examine HIV science over the last 20 years, and evaluates the challenges for the immediate future.
- Muscular Dystrophy Meets Its Match
A new approach effectively patches up a genetic defect in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that has proven recalcitrant to new therapies.
- New Genetic Cause Of Lou Gehrig Disease Identified
Scientists have identified a new gene, VEGF, that when mutated results in an increased risk of developing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig disease.
- Clot Busters
A new approach for combating clots shows promise as a means of preventing bleeding in patients who have undergone surgery or for individuals suffering from strokes.
- Genetic Cause For Congenital Heart Defect Found
Screening for GATA4 mutations in humans with heart disease may help researchers understand how congenital heart diseases develop, and aid the discovery of therapeutic and preventative interventions.
- New Class Of Angiogenesis Proteins
Researchers describe a new class of proteins that not only promotes therapeutic angiogenesis in an entirely new way, but also avoids vascular permeability – a troubling side effect seen with other agents now being tested.
- International Cancer Research Portfolio (ICRP)
The International Cancer Research Portfolio, or ICRP, represents a database of information on cancer research awards of the cancer funding organizations that comprise the Common Scientific Outline (CSO) Partners.