Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CranioNews: Chickens Helping Cranio Research?

These chicks are part of UC Davis' living library of poultry and avian genetics, which includes the talpid lines examined in this study. (Mary Delany/UC Davis photo)

A University of California-Davis science professor, Mary Delany, has made an interesting breakthrough in her research. The discovery may lead to a deeper understanding of the genes that cause craniofacial anomalies. From the article, "The researchers focused on a mutation of the gene named talpid2, known to be associated with a number of congenital abnormalities, including limb malformations and cleft lip or palate."

Read the rest of this fascinating article here.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy CAM & Labor Day!

We hope you have a great Labor Day today. It's also the official start of Craniofacial Acceptance Month!

Don't forget to download avatars from the CCAKids site for Facebook and Twitter and change your profile pictures to the CCA logo and poster! 

Share with us in the comments how you're celebrating this month.