Tag Archive: mutations

Jan 16 2015

Translational Research Project Explores Enzymes’ Cancer Role

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Matthew D. Weitzman, PhD, is studying the relation of a family of enzymes to cancer.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/translational-research-project-explores-enzymes-cancer-role/

Nov 05 2014

Collaborative International Study Finds Childhood Epilepsy Genes

An international team of researchers recently identified gene mutations that can cause severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the highly dynamic junction at which nerve cells communicate with one another.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/collaborative-international-study-finds-childhood-epilepsy-genes/

Apr 23 2013

Genetic Study Suggests Fine-Tuning Drugs for Pediatric Brain Tumors

A new genetic study offers glimpses into how scientists might use gene-sequencing data to customize pediatric patients’ cancer treatments.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/genetic-study-suggests-fine-tuning-drugs-for-pediatric-brain-tumors/