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Large Study Reveals PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component Like Other Psychiatric Disorders

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting some 8 million adults at…
Student’s curiosity about his family’s cancer history fuels award-winning research project

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Connor Harris, a science-minded teenager from Hudson, Ohio, wants to know why African-Americans die from colorectal cancer at…
Epigenetic Changes to Gene Affect Key Cells Behind Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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The lung stiffness and scarring characteristic of this rare disease may be linked to environmental gene alterations. In…
In a study of mice, NIH researchers showed that a protein encoded by a gene called Shisa7 (green) may boost the nerve calming effects of valium and other benzodiazepines by sticking to GABA type A neurotransmitter receptors (red). Image credit: Lu lab, NIH/NINDS
‘Sticky’ gene may help Valium calm nerves

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Between 1999 and 2017, the United States experienced a 10-fold increase in the number of people who died from…
With NIH support, FSU sleep detective taking closer look at human clock genes

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The phrase “like clockwork” suggests that clocks never go haywire. But they do. So do the internal clocks…
Fruit flies help in the development of personalised medicine

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It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain…
Genes contribute to dog breeds’ iconic traits

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Dog breeds tend to have signature traits: Border collies love to herd, greyhounds love to chase, and German…
Turbo-charging the discovery process

October 7, 2019

Many scientists spend their lives conducting tests on a single gene but, in their quest to develop a…
Identifying a gene for canine night blindness

October 4, 2019

Creating an effective gene therapy for inherited diseases requires three key steps. First, scientists must identify and characterize…
Pancreatic cancer discovery reveals how the aggressive cancer rules fuels its growth

September 30, 2019

A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help…
AI identifies genes linked to heart failure

September 27, 2019

The Queen Mary University of London team applied an artificial intelligence (AI) technique to analyse the heart MRI…
New genes identified in hearing loss, providing treatment hope

September 27, 2019

In the study, researchers from King’s  and UCL analysed the genetic data from over 250,000 participants of the…
New hope for ageing population? Scientists identified 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss

September 27, 2019

As you might have noticed by talking to your grandma, people start losing their hearing as they age.…
Improved mapping of Swedish genes

September 26, 2019

People – or more specifically just Swedes – are more like chimpanzees than previously known. This is indicated…
Less genes for a life in water

September 26, 2019

While whales and dolphins spend their entire life in the ocean, these air-breathing mammals actually evolved from terrestrial…
Researchers Isolate Switch that Kills Inactive HIV

September 25, 2019

Using genetic sequencing, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified a principal cellular player…
Sparking new autism discoveries

September 25, 2019

Over the past three years, in hopes of accelerating research on the genetic causes and treatments for autism,…
Extinct human species gave modern humans an immunity boost

September 25, 2019

Findings from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research show modern humans acquired a gene variant from Denisovans that…
Perturbed Genes Regulating White Blood Cells Linked to Autism Genetics and Severity

September 24, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say they are getting closer to identifying the…
Scientists decode DNA of coral and all its microscopic supporters

September 24, 2019

Scientists have seen for the first time how corals collaborate with other microscopic life to build and grow.…
Learn how jumbled genes can help beat nature at its own game

September 24, 2019

When the environment seems like it’s out to get them, many creatures have a way of leveling the…
Grains in the rain

September 23, 2019

Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that…
To grow or to flower

September 23, 2019

Since they first arrived on land, plants have likely been using the same genetic tools to regulate whether…
A curiosity driven genetic discovery that should impact cancer treatments

September 18, 2019

A team of geneticists with a desire to understand the inner workings of genes implicated in cellular identity…
Genes, the social environment and adolescent smoking

September 17, 2019

Adolescence is a time of dramatic change. It marks a period of significant physical transformation — such as…
Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood

September 16, 2019

An international consortium of researchers, involving the University of Exeter medical School, and led by scientists at Imperial…
New technique isolates placental cells for non-invasive genetic testing

September 16, 2019

Brown University researchers have developed a simple method for isolating placental cells from cervical swabs. The technique, described in…
Cancer drugs don’t always work as intended, researchers warn

September 13, 2019

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified 10 cancer drugs currently in clinical trials that do…
Transgenic mosquitoes pass on genes to native species

September 11, 2019

Transgenic mosquitoes released in Brazil in an effort to reduce the population of disease-bearing insects have successfully bred…
Is laziness a choice or genetic trait?

September 6, 2019

Regular physical activity is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle. However, a majority of American adults…
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