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NIH researchers discover gene for rare disease of excess bone tissue growth

What Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a second gene that causes melorheostosis, a rare group of conditions involving an often painful and disfiguring overgrowth of bone tissue. The gene, SMAD3, is part of a pathway that regulates cell development and growth. The researchers are now working to develop an animal model with… Read More »

Eye cancer symptoms: The colour spots in your eye that may signal the deadly disease

How spot the uveal melanomas According to Ali Mearza, surgeon and director at Ophthalmic Consultants of London, the main symptom to look out for is pigmented lesions in your eyes, which are essentially brown or black spots on the white of the eye or on the iris. “It’s a particular concern if these spots increase… Read More »

How to Manage Your Gum Disease

Those who have experienced it will tell you that suffering from gum disease may be among the worst experiences of your life. You will simply not be at your best until you have the problem treated. Also, known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, gum diseases is an infection of your gums that is brought about… Read More »

Congenital heart disease and autism: A possible link?

Children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) are now surviving at extraordinarily high rates; for most, their life expectancy may be comparable to that of the general population. However, despite the great advances in medical and surgical care, many people with CHD experience long-lasting neurodevelopmental difficulties. These include problems with attention and executive function skills,… Read More »