Certain brain cells may be inherently vulnerable to mutations that cause fatal brain tumours in children, says a study co-led by an LDI researcher.
A global study, in which the LDI participated, has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe infection by COVID-19.
Several types of fatal pediatric brain tumours originate during early brain development, Dr. Claudia Kleinman, of the Lady Davis Institute, and her collaborators have discovered. The genetic event that triggers the disease probably occurs in prenatal cellular development.
A ground-breaking new study has succeeded in compiling an “atlas” of genetic factors that are associated with estimated bone mineral density, one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis.