Tag Archives: Disease

Mumps – is it the forgotten disease?

There has been a sharp increase in cases of mumps this year in England – but the viral illness which can cause swollen glands (and, more rarely, testes) has been around for a very long time. Way back in the 5th Century BC, Hippocrates is thought to be the first person to have recorded the… Read More »

A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

Researchers find clue to rare genetic disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field. Due to the founder effect from the filles du roi, there is a disproportionate preponderance of a particular LHON… Read More »

Research may predict outcomes for newborns with rare disease

Up until now, scientists have understood that there are two main subtypes of the disease- known as diffuse and focal. Diffuse CHI affects the entire pancreas, whilst focal CHI affects just one area of the organ, forming a focal lesion. The team from Manchester now understand that focal CHI can be further categorised into two types- spreading focal lesions and isolated… Read More »