Results about: gene transcription

Doctors and scientists need to speak the same language, say two new PhD4MD fellows

What prompts two medical doctors, after six years of training and five years of specialisation, to pursue a PhD? It’s simple: translational medicine.

Discovery of a gene associated with a set of poorly understood rare diseases

IRB Barcelona identifies GEMC1 as a master gene for the generation of multiciliated cells—cells with fine filaments that move fluids and substances—which are found exclusively in the brain, respiratory tract, and reproductive system.

Defects in multiciliated cells lead to ciliopathies—rare and complex diseases that are poorly understood and for which not all causative genes have been identified.