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Researchers advance treatment possibilities for Gaucher, Parkinson's

NIH researchers  have identified and tested a molecule that shows promise as a possible treatment for the rare Gaucher disease and the more common Parkinson's disease. These findings demonstrate how insights from a rare disorder can have direct relevance to the treatment of more common disorders. The findings were published July 12, 2016 in The Journal of Neuroscience. Read more 

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Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail

Read moreA comprehensive investigation of the underlying genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes has unveiled the most detailed look at the genetic differences that increase a person's risk for disease development. The findings, published July 11 in the journal Nature, reveal the complexity of the disease in more detail than previously appreciated and also identify several promising targets for new treatments. Read more

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Schizophrenia: Ancient scrolls, genomic sequencing and synaptic pruning

Read moreGenome Advance of the Month describes a leap forward in understanding the heritability and progression of schizophrenia in a study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute. The study, published in the Nature, signals the potential for research using large numbers of whole genome sequences, innovative biological methods and advanced software toolkits for analysis. Read more

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Last Updated: July 12, 2016