VANISHING BRAIN COULD HELP TREAT DIABETES, CANCER AND INFERTILITY††

 

 

A mysterious disease that causes childrenís brain to melt away is caused by errors in RNA translation.

Vanishing white matter disease turns the insulation between active neurons into a yellow gelatin-like fluid. Claire Ainsworth (Molecular Medicine: Lost in translation (News Features). Nature 435 (7042), 556, 2005) reports that this horrifying condition could shed light on more common problems, highlighting an aspect of our biology that could change the way we treat diabetes, cancer and infertility.

Further researches are needed for a deeper examination of this exciting perspective.

 

BM&L-June 2005