Cardiac Abnormalities Associated With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a sensorineural peripheral polyneuropathy. The association between Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome and cardiac involvement is controversial. Although patients with this disease may have cardiac conduction abnormalities, such abnormalities are often not recognized. Increasing numbers of case reports attest to Continue reading Cardiac Abnormalities Associated With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

New microscope allows scientists to track a functioning protein with atomic-level precision

A Stanford University research team has designed the first microscope sensitive enough to track the real-time motion of a single protein down to the level of its individual atoms. Writing in the Nov. 13 online issue of the journal Nature, Continue reading New microscope allows scientists to track a functioning protein with atomic-level precision

Glomerular Permeability Is Altered by Loss of P0, a Myelin Protein Expressed in Glomerular Epithelial Cells

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology [Note: P0 is one of the genes implicated in a form of Dejerine-Sottas, though the mutation itself is different. You can read more about P0 here.] The myelin protein 0 (MPZ or P0) Continue reading Glomerular Permeability Is Altered by Loss of P0, a Myelin Protein Expressed in Glomerular Epithelial Cells

Role of toxins in inherited disease, Washington State University study

From Medical News Today: A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy. Researchers at Washington State University reached that remarkable conclusion after finding that environmental toxins can Continue reading Role of toxins in inherited disease, Washington State University study

Mosaic Mouse Technique Offers A Powerful New Tool To Study Diseases And Genetics

From Science Daily: A powerful laboratory technique used by fruit fly geneticists for more than a decade is now available to scientists studying genes and diseases in mice. Writing in the May 6 edition of the journal Cell, researchers from Continue reading Mosaic Mouse Technique Offers A Powerful New Tool To Study Diseases And Genetics