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MBL2 gene polymorphisms in HHV-8 infection

Host genetic factors such as MBL2 gene polymorphisms cause defects in the polymerization of MBL protein and result in a functional deficiency and or in low serum levels that can influence susceptibility to various viral infections. 

The Development Of Idiopathic Scoliosis In Zebrafish

Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects approximately 4% of children worldwide, yet its underlying biological cause remains unknown. Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have determined that neuroinflammatory signals, the signals that trigger inflammation in the spinal cord, drive spinal curve formation in zebrafish

Faster, Cheaper Test Enhance Prostate Cancer Evaluation

The Next-Generation Copy Number Alteration (NG-CNA) assay can analyze small amounts of material to estimate metastatic risk, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

For men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer or patients previously treated, the risk of metastasis is a crucial determinant of whether to choose conservative management or undergo further treatment.