nervous system

Study identifies crucial role of FIBCD1 gene in neurodevelopmental disorders

A multidisciplinary study led by Vanja Nagy (LBI-RUD/CeMM/Medical University of Vienna) and Josef Penninger (UBC/IMBA) characterized a new gene, known as FIBCD1, which is likely the cause of a new and rare neurodevelopmental disorder. Using data from two young patients with neurological symptoms, the researchers from both groups found evidence of a new function for …

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Researchers characterize a new gene that can cause neurological disorders in humans

A multidisciplinary study led by Vanja Nagy (LBI-RUD/CeMM/MedUni Vienna) and Josef Penninger (UBC/IMBA) characterized a new gene known as FIBCD1, probably the cause of a new and rare neurodevelopmental disorder. Using data from two young patients with neurological symptoms, the researchers from both groups found evidence of a new function for the FIBCD1 gene in …

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A convergent mechanism for two highest-ranking risk genes may be responsible for ASD/ID

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have discovered a convergent mechanism that may be responsible for how two highly regarded genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder/intellectual disability (ASD/ID) lead to these neurodevelopmental disorders. While ASD is different from ID, a significant part is -; about 31% -; of people with ASD also show an …

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Roundworms shed light on vision loss in rare human genetic disorder

In this interview, News-Medical speaks with Xinxing Zhang, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, about his research on vision loss in Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Can you introduce yourself, tell us about your scientific background and what inspired your latest research? I used a model organism called C. elegans in my Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies …

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