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Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents

October 24, 2019

A person’s chance of developing dementia is influenced by family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions…
Cell death (green) is observed cross-section of a retinal organoid exposed to deoxysphingolipids. Photoreceptors are red, cell nuclei are blue. Image credit: Kevin Eade/University of Utah
John A. Moran eye center researcher, patients, play key role in genetic discovery linked to rare eye disease

September 13, 2019

John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein and his patients at the University of Utah played…
Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

February 17, 2017

They have found the molecules in the well-known glacier mummy “Ötzi”. A number of facts have been scientifically…
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among Icelanders

October 23, 2016

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas…
How age-related genetic anomalies contribute to the maternal age effect

October 19, 2016

For women in their 30s and beyond, the probability of a pregnancy that results in a miscarriage or…
Sleeping cells’ survival instincts: A double-edged sword?

October 14, 2016

Researchers create new experimental model to study how quiescent cells respond to aging For researchers who study aging,…
Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color

August 22, 2016

New research identifies genetic mechanisms behind rare form of melanoma are also associated with genetic risk for skin…
Study finds hundreds of genes and genetic codes that regulate genes tied to alcoholism

August 7, 2016

Using rats carefully bred to either drink large amounts of alcohol or to spurn it, researchers at Indiana…
New areas of the brain identified where ALS gene is active

August 2, 2016

University of Bath scientists identify 2 regions of mouse brains where C9orf72 is expressed For the first time…
Genes for nose shape found

May 20, 2016

Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study. The four genes…
A key gene in the development of celiac disease has been found in ‘junk’ DNA

April 8, 2016

Coeliac disease is a chronic, immunological disease that is manifested as intolerance to gluten proteins present in wheat,…
Scientists discover a new mechanism of resistance to chemotherapy

April 8, 2016

The occurrence of chemotherapy resistance is one of the major reasons for failure in cancer treatment. A study…
Short-lived killifish reveals link between gene expression and longevity

February 24, 2016

It’s well known that genetic differences among individuals influence lifespan, but a new study appearing February 24 in…
Intelligence ‘networks’ discovered in brain for the first time

December 23, 2015

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time 2 clusters of genes linked to human…
New gene influences apple or pear shape, risk of future disease

March 24, 2015

Scientists have known for some time that people who carry a lot of weight around their bellies are…
Genetic variations may modify cardiovascular benefit of aspirin

July 19, 2014

Aspirin is the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed for the…
Same genes drive maths and reading ability

July 9, 2014

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in…
Same genes drive maths and reading ability

July 9, 2014

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in…
Safe strep throat vaccine closer to reality

June 27, 2014

Researchers are one step closer to developing a safe vaccine against strep throat, which is responsible for more than…
Subtle change in DNA, protein levels determines blond or brunette tresses

June 1, 2014

A molecule critical to stem cell function plays a major role in determining human hair color, according to…
New drug offers hope for devastating childhood disease

April 11, 2014

International Rett Syndrome Foundation A powerful new drug which could relieve the symptoms of devastating childhood disease Rett…
Synthetic genetic clock checks the thermometer

January 8, 2014

Genetic systems run like clockwork, attuned to temperature, time of day and many other factors as they regulate…
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