Fragile X chromosome syndrom – new therapy for patients

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most frequent cause of inherited intellectual retardation and is also related with other psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Scientists from the University of the Basque Country and the Achucarro neurosciences centre have discovered a promising new therapy for FXS which is based on modulation of endocannabinoid system in order to alleviate symptoms. This finding has been recently published in Nature Medicine. Read full text »

Ischaemic heart disease genetically predisposed

In February 2012 in “The Lancet” a research team led by Maciej Tomaszewski published a work which describes a new risk factor for The Ischemic Heart Disease. The factor is located in the genetic code of the Y chromosome and is likely to be inherited. Read full text »