News tagged with candidate gene
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered specific chemical alterations in two genes that, when present during pregnancy, reliably predict whether a woman will develop postpartum depression.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have created a mouse model of muscular dystrophy in which degenerating muscle tissue gives off visible light. The observed luminescence occurs only in damaged muscle tissue ...
Medical research Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Liverpool are working to identify genes involved in the development of bacterial meningitis to support the search for new vaccine candidates.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing. In children born without this organ, that doesn't happen until they become sick with life-threatening bacterial infections. An international team of researchers led by scientists ...
Genetics Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Zeroing in on heart disease: Innovative strategy pinpoints genes underlying cardiovascular disease risk
Studies screening the genome of hundreds of thousands of individuals (known as Genome-wide association studies or GWAS) have linked more than 100 regions in the genome to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Researchers ...
Genetics Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Early diagnosis and intervention for ADHD, autism and schizophrenia could be made possible after Australian scientists discovered the molecular networks in the brain showing psychiatric and developmental ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—More than 45,000 people of European and Asian ancestry have taken part in a big study to gain a better understanding of the genetics behind the world's most common eye disorder.
Genetics Feb 21, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Signaling pathway linked to fetal alcohol risk: Molecular switch promises new targets for diagnosis, therapy
Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries. And fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a range of alcohol-related birth defects that includes fetal alcohol syndrome, ...
Medical research Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mutations in single genes can cause catastrophic diseases, such as Huntington's Disease or sickle cell anemia. However, many conditions, including cancer, diabetes and birth defects are multigenic, arising ...
Genetics Jan 31, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
New research is revealing how red blood cells are made and how the body regulates the amount of haemoglobin that is packaged in red blood cells at any time. Genomic analysis techniques have doubled the number of genetic regions ...
Genetics Dec 05, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A University of Queensland researcher has been awarded an $85,000 grant to identify the genes that underlie rare paediatric brain disorders.
Genetics Nov 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Genotyping of two genetic risk alleles can be used to estimate the long-term risk of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but knowing the phenotype is important in assessing ...
Ophthalmology Nov 13, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Meta-analyses have identified an additional 16 loci with genome-wide significance for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society ...
Genetics Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research findings confirming that de novo mutations represent a major cause of previously unexplained intellectual disability were presented on Nov. 8 at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting in San Francisco.
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University working with a team at Oxford University have uncovered the genetic defect underlying a group of rare genetic disorders.
Genetics Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |