A subtle change in DNA may predispose to polyneuropathy after gut infection

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an infamous autoimmune neuropathy, yet genetic variants predisposing individuals to this disease have yet to be described. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) discovered two novel genetic variants in a protein made by antibody-forming immune cells, providing a mechanism for the development of the disease. The […]

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Royal Mail appoints new boss

The FTSE 100 closed down 74.78 points at 6798.48 and the pound was at $1.35 against the dollar. The blue chip index followed Asian markets into the red, as the UK government pondered introducing tighter restrictions to combat Covid-19. Royal Mail announced that current director and former Apple executive, Simon Thompson, will become the firm’s […]

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