Mutations that disrupt the gene BRCA2 dramatically increase the odds of developing breast and ovarian cancer—but such mutations aren’t enough to cause cancer on their...


The prolonged and severe seizures suffered by those with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE) can lead to brain dysfunction and death if not treated. Standard antiepileptic drugs...


Guest post contributed by members of the GSA Early Career Scientist Communications and Outreach Subcommittee. In their bitter war with crop pests, farmers have two...


The yeast Candida albicans lives on and even inside many of us. Most of the time, its silent presence goes unnoticed, but this fungus can...


As night fell, astronomer Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan watched a plant’s leaves, symmetrically arranged side-by-side on a stem, clamp shut. It was 1729, and...


At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma....


It’s surprisingly common for babies to be born missing one or both kidneys; an estimated one in one thousand babies are born with a single...


For many of the roughly 300 million people around the world with rare diseases, the road to diagnosis can be long, painful, expensive, and disheartening....


Malinois dogs are working animals known for being used by the Secret Service to guard the White House. These dogs, a subtype of the Belgian...


After surviving breast cancer, almost forty percent of female patients are affected by primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). This condition, in which ovaries don’t produce normal...