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Autism linked to egg cells’ difficulty creating large proteins

New work from Carnegie’s Ethan Greenblatt and Allan Spradling reveals that the genetic factors underlying fragile X syndrome, and potentially other autism-related disorders, stem from defects in the cell’s ability to create unusually large protein structures. Their findings are published in Science. Their work focuses on a gene called Fmr1. ... Read More »

Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity

A team of astronomers led by George Becker at the University of California, Riverside, has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter. It has long been known that the universe is filled with a web-like network of dark ... Read More »

Common white pigment linked to diabetes

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) in the US found that crystalline particles of titanium dioxide were found in pancreas specimens with Type 2 diabetes, suggesting that exposure to the white pigment is associated with the disease. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is not a known constituent of ... Read More »

14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse case stripped of duties

“Fourteen priests no longer are allowed to carry out their duties…These priests have taken part in actions that may be civilian crimes as well as within the church,” the bishop’s office in the city of Rancagua said. Just Friday, 34 Chilean bishops announced their resignation over the child sex abuse ... Read More »