Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Gene variants found to affect human lifespan

By broadly comparing the DNA of children to that of elderly people, gene researchers have identified gene variants that influence lifespan, either by raising disease risk or by providing protection from disease.

Feb 04, 2013
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Longer CPR extends survival in both children and adults

Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults. The research ...

Jan 21, 2013
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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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Large meta-analysis finds new genes for type 1 diabetes

The largest-ever analysis of genetic data related to type 1 diabetes has uncovered new genes associated with the common metabolic disease, which affects 200 million people worldwide. The findings add to knowledge of gene ...

Sep 29, 2011
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