News tagged with genetic causes
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The most common genetic cause of both ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and FTD (frontotemporal dementia) was recently identified as an alteration in the gene C9orf72. But how the mutation causes neurodegenerative disease ...
Genetics Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Despite years of research, the genetic factors behind many human diseases and characteristics remain unknown. The inability to find the complete genetic causes of family traits such as ...
Genetics Feb 22, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
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 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered two new genetic causes of craniosynostosis, a rare bone condition that can inhibit brain growth in children.
Genetics Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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 the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1.
Genetics Sep 30, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
American and European scientists have found that increasing natural marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 25, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett's oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time. The discovery of variations in regions on ...
Genetics Sep 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A team of scientists, including faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), have discovered a gene that influences survival time in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). ...
Genetics Aug 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research co-led by Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has revealed gene mutations that account for 15 per cent of all babies born with Walker-Warburg ...
Genetics Apr 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Leeds investigating the genetic causes of bipolar disorder have identified two new drugs one of which has already been found safe in clinical trials that may ...
Genetics Oct 24, 2011 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time, in a study published today in the journal Nature.
Genetics Aug 31, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Failure in nerve-fiber navigation corrected in zebrafish model, suggests possibility of drug treatment
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death in children under 2, with no treatment other than supportive care. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Children's Hospit ...
Medical research Jun 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of "bad" cholesterol. This discovery could lead to the development of new drugs to reduce the ...
Medical research May 15, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Contrary to conventional wisdom, short-term hearing loss after sustained exposure to loud noise does not reflect damage to our hearing: instead, it is the body's way to cope.
Medical research Apr 15, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |