News tagged with common diseases
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Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences ...
Immunology Apr 02, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (12) | 5 |
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic ...
Genetics Jan 20, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are ...
Medical research Aug 18, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Scientists led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene directly linked to the most common form of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition.
Genetics Apr 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Human and chimp brains look anatomically similar because both evolved from the same ancestor millions of years ago. But where does the chimp brain end and the human brain begin?
Neuroscience Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...
Genetics Dec 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 16, 2013 | 2.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Until a decade, it was believed that differences between people were due solely to the existence of genetic changes, which are alterations in the sequence of our genes. The discoveries made during these last ten years show ...
Genetics Jun 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A new genetic analysis focusing on Jews from North Africa has provided an overall genetic map of the Jewish Diasporas. The findings support the historical record of Middle Eastern Jews settling in North Africa during Classical ...
Genetics Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Children often get colds, but when they are not feeling well enough to participate in their normal daily activities or not alert enough to learn or play, they are too sick to go to school, an ...
Health Jan 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that eating mushrooms containing Vitamin D2 can be as effective at increasing and maintaining vitamin D levels (25–hydroxyvitamin D) as taking ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
At TEDxSydney 2013 the Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School shares a new concept about why we age and how it should be possible to develop medicines to reverse it.
Health Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Oakland, Calif., physician Sarah Schafer is a trim woman with robust color in her cheeks, bright blue eyes and a pleasant smile. She is the outward picture of health - an image that doesn't begin to tell the inside story.
Other Oct 14, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
By decoding the genomes of more than 1,000 people whose homelands stretch from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Americas, scientists have compiled the largest and most detailed catalog yet of human genetic ...
Genetics Oct 31, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.
Genetics Apr 02, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 2