Researchers Create 3D “Mini-Brains” to Learn about Microcephaly
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Researchers Create 3D “Mini-Brains” to Learn about Microcephaly

According to BioTechniques, American researchers have taken a new, hands-on approach to learning more about cytomegalovirus-induced microcephaly. Although cytomegalovirus has been linked to microcephaly, the topic is somewhat under researched.…

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When Her Son Was Diagnosed with MFDM, She Couldn’t Find A Community. So She Helped Build One.
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When Her Son Was Diagnosed with MFDM, She Couldn’t Find A Community. So She Helped Build One.

As originally reported in the Cincinnati Children's, Brittney writes how she came into the world of rare diseases when her and her husband Michael decided to adopt a baby who…

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Recent Discovery Finds a New Genetic Basis for Leukoencephalopathy

According to a story from The McGill Tribune, a little girl named Mathilde Poliquin recently died at the Montreal Children's Hospital. She was only two and half months old and…

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Cause of Rare Form of Pediatric Leukoencephalopathy Discovered

A Collaborative Effort An international team of researchers has just uncovered the genetic cause for an ultra-rare form of leukoencephalopathy. Leukoencephalopathy refers to a family of conditions which affect the…

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How are Zika and Hepatitis Related? A Repurposed Treatment for the Microcephaly-Causing Virus
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How are Zika and Hepatitis Related? A Repurposed Treatment for the Microcephaly-Causing Virus

A potential Zika treatment exists as a result of drug repurposing. The drug originally treated Hepatitis C. A new study highlights its potency against the microcephaly-causing Zika virus. Keep reading…

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