Archive: 10/25/2012

Scientists deepen genetic understanding of MS

(Medical Xpress)—Five scientists, including two from Simon Fraser University, have discovered that 30 per cent of our likelihood of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be explained by 475,806 genetic variants in our ...

Oct 25, 2012
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New genes discovered for adult BMI levels

A large international study has identified three new gene variants associated with body mass index (BMI) levels in adults. The scientific consortium, numbering approximately 200 researchers, performed a meta-analysis of 46 ...

Oct 25, 2012
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Negative pigment network able to distinguish melanoma

(HealthDay)—Negative pigment network (NPN) can be used to distinguish melanoma from Spitz nevus and other benign lesions, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in the Journal of the American Ac ...

Oct 25, 2012
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Individual gene differences can be tested in zebrafish

The zebrafish is a potential tool for testing one class of unique individual genetic differences found in humans, and may yield information helpful for the emerging field of personalized medicine, according to a team led ...

Oct 25, 2012
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