Genetics

Gene offers an athlete's heart without the exercise

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found that a single gene poses a double threat to disease: Not only does it inhibit the growth and spread of breast tumors, but it also makes hearts healthier.

Jun 13, 2013
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Gene decoding obeys road traffic rules

One of life's most basic processes—transcription of the genetic code—resembles road traffic, including traffic jams, accidents and a police force that controls the flow of vehicles. This surprising finding, reported recently ...

Jul 31, 2013
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Researchers tease apart workings of a common gene

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered why a tiny alteration in a brain gene, found in 20 percent of the population, contributes to the risk for anxiety, depression and memory loss.

Sep 19, 2013
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Gene scans solve mystery diseases in kids, adults

They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years—adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles too weak to let them stand. Now scientists say they were able ...

Oct 02, 2013
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Researchers find six new Sjogren's syndrome genes

With the completion of the first genome-wide association study for Sjögren's syndrome, an international coalition of researchers led by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has identified six new disease-related ...

Oct 06, 2013
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