Reporter March 1 2013

Tick-tock – predicting menopause

An ultrasound count of potentially egg-producing follicles could predict the timing of menopause.

Gene ‘dose’ may be key to autism

Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.

Target for inflammatory bowel disease

The factor STAT6 appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of an inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting it may be a promising target for new treatments.

Potent genetic risk factor for breast cancer identified

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a powerful new genetic risk factor for breast cancer.


Study offers insights into gastric cancer prevention

Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with a particular burden in Latin America and eastern Asia.

Protein Society honors Sanders

Charles Sanders, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Hans Neurath Award from the Protein Society. He shares the honor with Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, Berkeley.

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