News tagged with genetic background
Many of the genes regulating the inflammation and immune response of the body are also associated with low HDL-cholesterol levels in the circulation, tells the recent study conducted at the University of ...
Cardiology Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins that do the work of cells. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that children who inherit certain variations ...
Cancer Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The first study of the effects of Sydney's air pollution on the development of asthma has been carried out at UNSW.
Health Mar 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Since the 1960s, psychiatrists have been hunting for substances made by the body that might accumulate in abnormally high levels to produce the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. In particular, there was a search for ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Injected with a fluorescent protein to make them glow bright red, laboratory mice are helping Czech scientists better understand the causes behind intestinal cancers and skin diseases while leaving the rodents unscathed.
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Some 16 per cent of European adults suffer from hearing loss that is severe enough to adversely affect their daily life. Hearing loss impacts on one's ability to communicate - to hear, process sound, and ...
Other Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An international team of scientists led by King's College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).
Genetics Feb 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) have identified an enzyme as a possible target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The protein ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
A new long-term study of human twins by University of Colorado Boulder researchers indicates the makeup of the population of bacteria bathing in their saliva is driven more by environmental factors than heritability.
Genetics Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- People born in the fall, from September to November, are significantly more likely to reach 100 years of age compared with those born in March, according to a study published in the Journal of ...
Health Jul 13, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 5 |
A new study describes a compound that selectively kills cancer cells by restoring the structure and function of one of the most commonly mutated proteins in human cancer, the "tumor suppressor" p53. The research, published ...
Cancer May 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Eating too quickly may raise your risk of diabetes, a small, preliminary study suggests.
Diabetes May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Three newly confirmed lupus genes are opening new avenues of research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Genetics Mar 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, a 20-year nationwide survey of the health, economic and social status of older Americans conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research, has added genetic information ...
Genetics Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Smoking alters the impact of a schizophrenia risk gene. Scientists from the universities of Zurich and Cologne demonstrate that healthy people who carry this risk gene and smoke process acoustic stimuli in a similarly deficient ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |