Day: September 21, 2019

Experimental cancer drug that targets gene mutation can shrink tumours

An experimental drug can shrink tumours caused by a genetic mutation responsible for many cancers, opening the door to greater personalised treatment of the disease. Up to one in four human cancers have a mutation in the KRAS gene, which is responsible for a protein that controls cell growth. These mutations can cause normal cells to […]

The link between epilepsy and autism, explained

Autism frequently co-occurs with any of a long list of other conditions. But none may be more closely linked than epilepsy. Nearly half of all autistic people have epilepsy, according to some reports, suggesting that the two conditions share underlying biology. For example, both conditions are characterized by overly excitable brains. It’s not yet clear whether epilepsy […]