Research into a rare kidney disease reveals a mechanism responsible for hypertension

Research into a rare kidney disease has shed important light on a possible way to tackle high blood pressure, a risk factor for the circulatory system that in Italy alone affects a third of the adult population.

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Polycystic kidney: a problem of tubule expansion lies at the base of polycystic kidney disease

New light has been shed on the molecular mechanisms that lie at the base of one of the most common genetic diseases, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney, which in Italy alone affects 60 thousand people.

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Collaboration agreement between Telethon Foundation and Rare Partners

Telethon has renewed the agreement with Rare Partners for the development of diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches based on the results of research projects funded by the Telethon Foundation.

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Possible culprits in congenital heart defects identified

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Padua-Dulbecco Telethon Institute in Italy have shown that mitochondria remarkably also orchestrate events that determine a cell's future, at least in the embryonic mouse heart

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New "muscle-saver" molecular strategy discovered

A new molecular strategy is described for enhancement of muscle growth and for consequent containment of the adverse effects of degenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy and atrophy

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Research: correlation discovered between neurological deficits and ferritin deficiency

A study conducted by researchers at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Milano, funded by Telethon and coordinated by Prof. Sonia Levi was published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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Mitochondrial diseases: here's the metabolism-helper gene

A case of malfunctioning mitochondria? Considerable help may be provided by OPA1 – a gene which, when altered, is known to be responsible for a hereditary disease of the eye, dominant optic atrophy.

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The Hiv virus used to cure two severe genetic diseases

The AIDS virus can be used to treat two severe hereditary diseases.

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The Dulbecco Telethon Institute International Postdoctoral Programme: DTI-IMPORT, 10 January first call open!

DTI-IMPORT (co-funded by the European Community within the Marie Curie Actions of the 7FWP) is intended to provide an excellent training to experienced researchers and, at the same time, enhance the internationalization in the Dulbecco Telethon Institute (DTI).

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