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The most widely accepted definition of a dwarf is a person with an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (147cm). In older popular and medical usage, any type of marked human smallness could also be termed dwarfism. People who are affected by dwarfism are often referred to as "little people".
Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia

Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia

Bioactive compounds in cocoa bean extract could be used to develop new treatment for skeletal diseases

Bioactive compounds in cocoa bean extract could be used to develop new treatment for skeletal diseases

Researchers uncover first spontaneous animal model of human hypophosphatasia

Researchers uncover first spontaneous animal model of human hypophosphatasia

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

The evolution of gigantism in tortoises continues to be enigmatic

The evolution of gigantism in tortoises continues to be enigmatic

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Actress Kiruna Stamell argues about gene editing with Dr Christopher Gyngell

Actress Kiruna Stamell argues about gene editing with Dr Christopher Gyngell

First national survey reveals high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis

First national survey reveals high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis

High-resolution images of protein complex performing first step in genome-replication dance captured

High-resolution images of protein complex performing first step in genome-replication dance captured

Study shows how errors in specific gene can cause growth defects linked to dwarfism

Study shows how errors in specific gene can cause growth defects linked to dwarfism

Scientists reveal underlying mechanisms leading to microcephaly in NBS patients

Scientists reveal underlying mechanisms leading to microcephaly in NBS patients

Effective chemotherapeutic drug may induce permanent hearing loss in Cockayne syndrome individuals

Effective chemotherapeutic drug may induce permanent hearing loss in Cockayne syndrome individuals

Research brings scientists closer to understanding mechanisms underlying genomic imprinting process

Research brings scientists closer to understanding mechanisms underlying genomic imprinting process

Clearer understanding of ORC offers new insight into fundamental DNA replication initiation mechanisms

Clearer understanding of ORC offers new insight into fundamental DNA replication initiation mechanisms

UAB scientist explores the bone development function of runx2 gene

UAB scientist explores the bone development function of runx2 gene

Scientists use x-ray vision to probe early stages of DNA 'photocopying'

Scientists use x-ray vision to probe early stages of DNA 'photocopying'

Genetic finding could lead to new treatments for people living with blindness, vision loss

Genetic finding could lead to new treatments for people living with blindness, vision loss

UMMS, UMMSM researchers identify key genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder

UMMS, UMMSM researchers identify key genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder

Research for better understanding of pathology of severe form of dwarfism

Research for better understanding of pathology of severe form of dwarfism

Scientists discover why cerebellar granule cell neurons in A-T patients fail to repair DNA damage

Scientists discover why cerebellar granule cell neurons in A-T patients fail to repair DNA damage