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Recessive Genes Explain Only Small Fraction of Undiagnosed Developmental Disorder

The Deciphering Developmental Disorders study has discovered that only a small fraction of rare, undiagnosed developmental disorders in the British Isles are caused by recessive genes. The study by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators estimated that only five percent of the patients had inherited a disease-causing gene mutation from both parents, far fewer than previously thought. This will guide research and could lead to a better understanding of the risk for future pregnancies

Lipids and Cell Membranes in our Bodies Affect Aging, Long-term Health, Study

A professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is examining aging on the molecular level, examining how the lipids found in our bodies, particularly those in our cell membranes, change as we age, and how those changes may affect bone and muscle strength, brain health, and our propensity for age-related diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. With a two-year, nearly $ 421,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Carissa Perez Olsen hopes to gain a better understanding of the role of lipids play in longevity and long-term health.

Tissue Chips Sent To Space To Test Human Health, Genetic Changes

The "Tissue Chips in Space" initiative seeks to better understand the role of microgravity on human health and disease and to translate that understanding to improved human health on Earth, NASA said.

NASA is planning to send small cells containing human cells in a 3D matrix – known as tissue chips or organs-on-chips – to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they respond to stress, drugs and genetic changes.

Insights into Muscles Formation

An international team of researchers discovers two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscleAll vertebrates need muscles to function; They are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement.

Role of Anaesthesiologist in any Surgery Highlighted

While the world observes the World Anaesthesia Day, the fraternity of anaesthesiologists strive for awareness among the masses about the importance of anesthesia and anaesthesiologist pre and post any surgical intervention.

Though the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists have launched an advocacy campaign for the occasion called 'Safe Anaesthesia for Everybody' to emphasize safety during the administration of anesthesia, some anaesthesiologists have been working hard to spread awareness among the masses about their role and importance.