News tagged with genetic cause

Study offers new approach for spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy is a debilitating neuromuscular disease that in its most severe form is the leading genetic cause of infant death. By experimenting with an ALS drug in two very different animal models, researchers ...

Apr 09, 2013
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Acid reflux? It's in the genes

(Medical Xpress)—For many years it has been thought that acid reflux and a related condition called Barrett's Oesophagus were acquired conditions, via diet, smoking and other lifestyle activities. However, recent family ...

Apr 03, 2013
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New database to speed genetic discoveries

A new online database combining symptoms, family history and genetic sequencing information is speeding the search for diseases caused by a single rogue gene. As described in an article in the May issue of Human Mutation, the da ...

Mar 18, 2013
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Discovery spurred by unique twist of fate

(Medical Xpress)—As people age, or as a result of poor nutrition, heart valves can become damaged by the accumulation of calcium deposits within the tissue. This calcification causes a thickening and hardening ...

Feb 21, 2013
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