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In 2009, the DNA alphabet expanded. Scientists discovered that an extra letter or "sixth nucleotide" was surprisingly abundant in DNA from stem cells and brain cells.
Neuroscience Oct 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have for the first time sequenced the genome of an unborn baby using only a blood sample from the mother.
Genetics Jul 04, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Our bodies contain far more microbial genes than human genes. And a new study suggests that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine.
Medical research Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Large-scale genetic study defines relationship between primary sclerosing cholangitis and other autoimmune diseases
For the first time, scientists show that a leading cause of liver transplant, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), is a distinct disease from inflammatory bowel disease, opening up new avenues for specific PSC treatments.
Genetics Apr 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Can the length of strands of DNA in patients with heart disease predict their life expectancy? Researchers from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, who studied the DNA of more ...
Medical research Mar 10, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (10) | 18 |
Among infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS; caused by in utero opioid exposure), variants in certain genes were associated with a shorter length of hospital stay and less need for treatment, preliminary findings ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For the first time, a specific microorganism has been found to be associated with human colorectal cancer. In two studies published online today in Genome Research, independent research teams have identified Fusobacterium in col ...
Cancer Oct 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Human geneticists have long debated whether the genetic risk of the most common medical conditions derive from many rare mutations, each conferring a high degree of risk in different people, or common differences throughout ...
Genetics Mar 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An international team led by human genetic researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson's disease (PD), ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jun 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study in the US has shown that the type of "good" bacteria that predominate in human stools varies with the diet.
Medical research Sep 02, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 4 |
One-letter switches in the DNA code occur much more frequently in human genomes than anticipated, but are often only found in one or a few individuals.
Pediatrics May 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
DNA sequences obtained from a handful of patients with multiple sclerosis at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center have revealed the existence of an "immune exchange" that allows the disease-causing ...
Medical research Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A gene so powerful it nearly triples the risk of Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by an international team including researchers from Mayo Clinic. It is the most potent genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's identified ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in China have developed a technique for reprogramming cells found in urine into neural progenitor cells that are capable of growing into neurons. In their paper published in ...
Medical research Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have combined the ability to detect cancer DNA in the blood with genome sequencing technology in a test that could be used to screen for cancers, monitor cancer patients ...
Cancer Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |