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It is still unknown why the natural history of chronic disease caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV), which currently infects 3% of the world’s population, varies from mild in some patients to rapidly progressing in others.
Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear, according to a study by University of Iowa and Kansas State University researchers. The findings appear in the August 21 issue of the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.
Scientists at Stanford University have identified a gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s insulin-producing cells.