Genetics researchers find new neurodevelopmental syndrome

Researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral abnormalities and musculoskeletal problems in children. The newly diagnosed condition, called NKAP-related syndrome, arises from mutations in the NKAP gene, which plays a key role in human development. “This gene mutation disrupts transcription, the process in which Continue Reading

New study discovers genetic changes linked to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with colleagues from Hannover Medical School and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, have discovered the specific gene mutations that are required for the development of leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome. Children with Down’s syndrome have a 150-fold increased risk of myeloid leukaemia, and while Continue Reading

New study discovers genetic changes linked to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with colleagues from Hannover Medical School and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, have discovered the specific gene mutations that are required for the development of leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome. Children with Down’s syndrome have a 150-fold increased risk of myeloid leukaemia, and while Continue Reading

Managing metabolic syndrome with integrated naturopathy and yoga

During the course of treatment for a 50-year-old male patient with metabolic syndrome, a case study determined that Integrated Yoga and Naturopathy (IYN) showed promise in the management of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The researchers registered reduction in parameters associated with the patient’s cluster of medical conditions. The case study was published in the Journal of Continue Reading

Polyphenols in dark chocolate protect against metabolic syndrome

Consumption of dark chocolate has been associated with the reduction in several markers of cardiometabolic risk. The following study, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, aimed to examine the association of dark chocolate consumption with levels of anxiety, particularly the presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). During 2001-2002, the Continue Reading