Saturday, April 11, 2009

Scientists study found that lead to new genetic microcephaly

Indian scientists recently discovered a new gene resulting in microcephaly, making the brain defects in the fetal period is more easily detected.

According to "The Times of India" reported that of cerebellar disease is a congenital disease, patients with a brain capacity of ordinary people to be small, and its spiritual and intellectual development would be affected.

Indian Institute of Science and the Indian National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience Research Institute scientists, after 9 years of joint research found that a crucial for normal development of the brain called STIL genes sometimes mutate, leading to microcephaly. Previously scientists have found four genes when mutated cause microcephaly.

The results of this study have been published in the latest issue of "International Journal of Genetics" on.

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