New mutations in gene PKD1L1 are associated with disarrangement of human internal organs
Articles / Human genetics

New mutations in gene PKD1L1 are associated with disarrangement of human internal organs

Scientists have linked gene PKD1L1 with disarrangement of human internal organs, known as laterality defects, and complex congenital heart disease. This discovery contributes to a better understanding of the genetic causes of this condition and opens the possibility for families carrying the disease genes to have children unaffected by the disease via prenatal or pre-implantation … Continue reading

Image of the Month: Human natural killer cells preparing to deliver a lethal strike to diseased cells
immunology

Image of the Month: Human natural killer cells preparing to deliver a lethal strike to diseased cells

This mosaic montage of still images of live natural killer (NK) cells from the human immune system shows the cells have a skeleton of microtubules seen here in green fluorescent color. NK cells, the first responders to viral infections, use this cytoskeleton to mobilize and deliver the toxic content of lytic vesicles (here colored in … Continue reading