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Genetic Link To Autism Found, Known As CHD8 Mutation

To confirm the findings, researchers worked with scientists at Duke University who do zebra fish modeling.
Source: Raphael Bernier, PhD

In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism. The results are being published in Cell magazine “Disruptive CHD8 Mutations Define a Subtype of Autism in Early Development.” “We finally got a clear cut case of an autism specific gene,” said Raphael Bernier, the lead [...]

Do Probiotics Help Kids With Stomach Bugs?

Washington University’s David Schnadower is the principal investigator of a national clinical trial to determine whether a commonly used probiotic is safe and effective for young children being treated for gastroenteritis. Source: Washington University

Consumers worldwide spend billions of dollars each year on probiotic foods and supplements. But studies evaluating probiotics — microorganisms believed to aid digestive health — have been limited. To better understand probiotics’ capabilities, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a nationwide clinical trial to determine whether one of the [...]

Two-Drug Combo Shows Promise For Diabetes Research

Alex Rabinovitch, MD
Source: Sanford Health

The results of The Sanford Project’s first clinical trial are published in the edition of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, revealing the outcome of a two-year study exploring the benefits of two drugs in treating type 1 diabetes. The study is titled “Combination therapy with sitagliptin and lansoprazole in patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes [...]

Ankle Replacement Becomes More Common To Relieve Severe Arthritis Pain

Dr. Jonathan Deland of Hospital for Special Surgery with ankle replacement model. Source: Hospital for Special Surgery

Arthritis can cause terrible pain, making activities of daily living difficult, if not impossible. While most people are familiar with knee and hip replacement surgery for debilitating arthritis in these joints, ankle replacement is another procedure that’s on the rise for people suffering from severe ankle pain. Although ankle fusion traditionally has been the standard [...]

Lou Gehrig’s Sad Farewell and the Disease That Bears His Name

Rutgers neurologist Jerry Belsh is hopeful that new research will find methods to reverse the decline of ALS patients. Source: Harvard Studio Photography - Steve Hockstein

On the Fourth of July 75 years ago, in 1939, legendary first baseman Lou Gehrig – afflicted with a nerve disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – stepped to the microphone at Yankee Stadium and said goodbye to baseball. Barely two months earlier, as his 13-year streak of consecutive games played reached 2,130, that [...]