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Beyond finding a gene: Same repeated stretch of DNA found in three neurodegenerative diseases

Families living with four extremely rare neurodegenerative diseases have finally learned the cause of their illnesses, thanks to a researcher’s hunch and decades of improvements in DNA sequencing technology. Four rare diseases are all caused by the same short segment

Infectious diseases A-Z: Asian longhorned tick finds its way to us

Ticks discovered in New Jersey now have spread into neighboring states. “For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has been identified in the U.S.,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group.

Cracks in the skin of eczema patients promote allergic diseases

Infants who develop eczema are more likely to develop food allergies, hay fever and asthma as they grow older, a progression known as the atopic march. Donald Leung, MD, Ph.D., head of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology at National Jewish

A legal framework for vector-borne diseases and land use

Vector-borne diseases cause more than 700,000 deaths and affect hundreds of millions of people per year. These illnesses—caused by parasites, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by insects and animals—account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases on Earth. While many

Cardiovascular diseases and nutrition in Europe: A lot of premature deaths preventable

Diet-related deaths from cardiovascular diseases in the WHO European region in 2016. Credit: MLU Of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths in Europe in 2016, 2.1 million were the result of poor nutrition. The 28 EU member states account for around