Items Tagged ‘genetic mutation’

February 13, 2013

Researchers Find Unexpected Discovery, Which Could Indicate New Target for ALS Therapy

By Logan Lafferty

The study, conducted by Peter Ash and Kevin Bieniek under the guidance of Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., showed that mutations in the C9ORF72 gene cause cells to create an unusual protein-like molecule that is not found in healthy individuals or in people with other neurologic diseases.¬†   TMC Net

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Tags: Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genetic mutation, Kevin Bieniek, Peter Ash, TMC Net

August 1, 2012

Some Brain Tumors Are Linked to a Gene Defect


A genetic mutation appears to be behind some cases of a common and aggressive brain cancer, researchers at Columbia University said, and targeting the abnormality with a drug prolonged the lives of mice with the condition‚ĶRobert Jenkins, professor of laboratory genetics at the Mayo Clinic, said it was particularly interesting that the researchers found the […]

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Tags: brain cancer, Columbia University, Dr. Robert Jenkins, gene fusion, genetic mutation, Glioblastoma, Wall Street Journal

May 15, 2012

To Treat and to Heal: The Making of a Cancer Doctor


Dr. Mark A. Lewis’ inclination for helping others was passed down to him through the generations before him, at least metaphorically speaking. His father was a caregiver of sorts – a theologian whose healing line of work was deeply informative to the young Lewis. More literally, his father passed him down a genetic mutation that […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark A. Lewis, genetic mutation, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, The Atlantic

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