New ‘brain health index’ can predict how well patients will do after stroke

A new computer programme developed by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times more accurately than current methods. The new approach, published today in the International Journal of Stroke, can quantify visible brain injury from cerebral small vessel […]

Discovery adds to evidence that some children are predisposed to develop leukemia

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers have made a discovery that expands the list of genes to include when screening individuals for possible increased susceptibility to childhood leukemia. The finding is reported online today in the journal Cancer Cell. The gene is IKZF1, which encodes the transcription factor IKAROS that regulates gene expression. IKZF1 is […]