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malformalady:

A Chinese farmer left with a large chunk missing from his skull is to have it repaired with the help of a 3D printer. The man, known only as 46-year-old Hu, was injured after falling from the third floor of his home in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Doctors are now planning to re-build his skull with a titanium mesh created by a 3D printer.  The custom-made implant will be inserted under Hu’s skin and attached to his skull. If the procedure is successful, doctors say the mesh will restore the original shape of his head.

malformalady:

A Chinese farmer left with a large chunk missing from his skull is to have it repaired with the help of a 3D printer. The man, known only as 46-year-old Hu, was injured after falling from the third floor of his home in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Doctors are now planning to re-build his skull with a titanium mesh created by a 3D printer.  The custom-made implant will be inserted under Hu’s skin and attached to his skull. If the procedure is successful, doctors say the mesh will restore the original shape of his head.

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medicalschool:

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. It typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life. HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea, which is why the disease used to be called Huntington’s chorea.  The disease is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in either of an individual’s two copies of a gene called Huntingtin, which means any child of an affected person typically has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. Physical symptoms of Huntington’s disease can begin at any age from infancy to old age, but usually begin between 35 and 44 years of age.

medicalschool:

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. It typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life. HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea, which is why the disease used to be called Huntington’s chorea.  The disease is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in either of an individual’s two copies of a gene called Huntingtin, which means any child of an affected person typically has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. Physical symptoms of Huntington’s disease can begin at any age from infancy to old age, but usually begin between 35 and 44 years of age.

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neurosciencenews:

Single Gene Controls Jet Lag
Read the full article Single Gene Controls Jet Lag at NeuroscienceNews.com.
Salk researchers discover a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep.
The research is in eLife. (full open access)
Research: “Lhx1 maintains synchrony among circadian oscillator neurons of the SCN” by Megumi Hatori, Shubhroz Gill, Ludovic S Mure, Martyn Goulding, Dennis DM O’Leary, Satchidananda Panda in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.03357
Image: A peptide responsible for cell communication in the brain, Vip (green) is reduced in the brains of mice that have little or no Lhx1 (right). Credit Salk Institute.

neurosciencenews:

Single Gene Controls Jet Lag

Read the full article Single Gene Controls Jet Lag at NeuroscienceNews.com.

Salk researchers discover a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

Research: “Lhx1 maintains synchrony among circadian oscillator neurons of the SCN” by Megumi Hatori, Shubhroz Gill, Ludovic S Mure, Martyn Goulding, Dennis DM O’Leary, Satchidananda Panda in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.03357

Image: A peptide responsible for cell communication in the brain, Vip (green) is reduced in the brains of mice that have little or no Lhx1 (right). Credit Salk Institute.