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New studies shed light on Cushing's syndrome

from Medscape Medical News

A study has identified, for the first time, a gene mutation that appears to be implicated in patients with Cushing's syndrome, and a second study has shed light on abnormal receptors in the adrenal gland in patients with this disease. This early research suggests that in the future, family members of patients with Cushing's syndrome could be offered genetic screening to look for "silent carriers" and novel drugs could be developed to target abnormal receptors and possibly halt the progression of this disease. more

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