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McGill researchers link mutation to psychiatric disease

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a nervous system growth factor that plays a critical role in brain development.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2012

Scientists discover gene behind rare disorders

International study with researchers at The Neuro reveals links with other neurodegenerative diseases MONTREAL, October 9, 2012  - Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro,  McGill University working with a team at Oxford University have uncovered the genetic defect underlying a group of rare genetic disorders.  Using a new technique that has revolutionized genetic studies, the teams determined that mutations in the RMND1 gene were responsible for severe neurodegenerative disorders, in two infants, ultimately leading to thei

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Published on : 09 Oct 2012