Discovery

Discovery of a new neurodevelopmental seizure disorder and its genetic cause

Discovery of a new neurodevelopmental seizure disorder and its genetic cause

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) encompass such widespread conditions as autism and epilepsy, with cognitive disorders alone affecting 1-3% of the world’s population. Developmental epileptic encephalopathies (DEE) are DNDs characterized by epilepsy and developmental delay or loss of developmental abilities. Although the prevalence of EEDs remains to be determined, studies estimate that monogenic …

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Cosmic Chocolate Pralines

Cosmic chocolate pralines: surprising discovery of physicists on the structure of neutron stars

Studying the speed of sound has revealed that heavy neutron stars have a hard mantle and a soft core, while light neutron stars have a soft mantle and a hard core – much like different chocolate pralines. Credit: Peter Kiefer and Luciano Rezzolla Physicists are modeling more than a million equations of state to uncover …

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Discovery of a new function of the CRISPR gene scissors: the protein scissors activate the defense function

Discovery of a new function of the CRISPR gene scissors: the protein scissors activate the defense function

Uncropped and unedited version of all gels used in this study. The red box indicates the portion of the gel that is shown in the indicated figures. Credit: Nature (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05571-7 For several years, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors have caused a stir in science and medicine. This new molecular biology tool has its origins …

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