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Genetic Clues for PTSD and Major Depression Discovered

A recent study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, has shed light on the mechanisms behind the brain’s response to stress in those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). The implications of this study are far-reaching, from improving our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of PTSD and MDD to potentially revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of these challenging neuropsychiatric disorders. The findings open up exciting avenues for further research, personalized medicine, and the development of targeted therapeutic interventions.

Rebalancing immune hyperactivity in Down’s syndrome

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  People with Down’s syndrome have chronic hyperactivation of interferon signalling, meaning they are at […]

Predicting type 1 diabetes

‘Predicting type 1 diabetes’ – Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  A team of international scientists have developed a biomarker […]

Ovarian cancer subtypes point to tailored treatments

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed late and can be difficult to treat. A study […]

A link between schizophrenia and the placenta

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. The genetic risk of schizophrenia is believed to be linked largely to genetic variants […]

DNA methylation associated with obesity and diabetes

A new study, published in Nature Communications, has combined epigenome-wide association and integrative genomics to explore adipocyte DNA methylation in […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 1st April

Check out the latest Genomics Week in Brief – full of intriguing news and research from the genomics space! Top […]

Codon-specific mutations could be used to predict response to cancer treatment

Codon-specific mutations in the KRAS gene may predict a patient’s response to harsh chemotherapy, according to a recent study published […]

Epigenetics and Ancestry: How Our History Shapes Who We Are

The idea that the experiences of our ancestors shape who we are today is not a novel one. In fact, […]

Telomeres Take on a New Role: Scientists Uncover the Proteins Hiding at the End of Chromosomes

In a recent study published in PNAS, researchers have discovered for the first time that telomeres can produce proteins. Not […]