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FOR 2488’s Annual Retreat

FOR 2488’s Annual Retreat took place from September 16th-18th, 2021 in Lübeck, Germany. During the two-day event, participants gathered to exchange and discuss data and research ideas, as well as establish new collaborative initiatives.

Genotype–Phenotype Relations in Primary Familial Brain Calcification: Systematic MDSGene Review

This systematic MDSGene review covers individuals with confirmed genetic forms of primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) available in the literature. Data on 516 individuals, carrying heterozygous variants in SLC20A2 (61%), PDGFB (12%), XPR1 (16%), or PDGFRB (5%) or biallelic variants in MYORG (13%) or JAM2 (2%), were extracted from 93 articles. Nearly one-third of the …

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Karin Prien, Minister for Education, Science and Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, visited the campus to learn about new findings about the ELISA study

During a pandemic, housing situation and understanding language can have a major impact on people’s health. Refugees living in shared housing are at higher health risk than people living in an apartment or house. In shared accommodations, many people live in close quarters and they often share sanitary facilities and kitchens. Researchers at the University …

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Institute welcomes new Ph.D. student Shela Algodon

Shela Algodon graduated with a master’s degree from the University of the Philippines. Her previous work involved single nucleotide polymorphisms in the tumor suppressor long noncoding RNA MEG3 and their possible contributions in the susceptibility of an individual to colorectal cancer. She is currently undertaking a doctoral program at the University of Lubeck and studying …

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Identifying genetic modifiers of age-associated penetrance in X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism

X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (XDP) is a severe neurodegenerative disorder caused by a founder retrotransposon insertion, in which a polymorphic hexanucleotide repeat accounts for ~50% of age at onset variability. Employing a genome-wide association study to identify additional factors modifying age at onset, we establish that three independent loci are significantly associated with age at onset. The …

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Interview with Prof. Christine Klein on First one-year longitudinal study of SARS-CoV2 infections

First one-year longitudinal study of SARS-CoV2 infections yields important findings on infection rates and dynamics, underreporting, risk factors, and impact of lockdown and alleviating measures on infection rates. In the interview with Katrin Neumann (N-TV), Prof. Christine Klein shares the latest findings on the Corona location in Germany and the world. Sources: https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/videos/panorama/infektionsztszahlen-sinken-impftpepo-bleveltamt-sich-article22566093.html https://www.stern.de/gesundheit/corona-in-Germany–Antuelle-News-zum-coronavirus-in-deutschland–Video–9526032.html