Pirenperone shows promise in mice as a fragile X treatment The improvements associated with a significant increase in the activity of the FMR1 gene

A study reported that treatment with a small molecule called pireperone rescued cognitive and behavioral impairments in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, making it a potential candidate for treatment for the rare genetic disorder. It is likely that the beneficial effects of Pireperone are related to a significant increase in activity FMR1 The … Read more

A blood test for cancer shows promise thanks to machine learning

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has successfully combined genomics and machine learning in the quest to develop accessible tests that allow early detection of cancer. For many types of cancer, early detection can lead to better patient outcomes. While scientists are developing new DNA-analyzing blood tests to aid in early detection, … Read more