News tagged with genetic change
Researchers have identified four genes newly associated with severe childhood obesity. They also found an increased burden of rare structural variations in severely obese children.
Genetics Apr 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have established a link between elevated levels of a stress hormone in adolescence—a critical time for brain development—and genetic changes that, in young adulthood, cause ...
Neuroscience Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Nearly half of the 700,000 cancer patients who undergo surgical removal of a primary tumor each year suffer a recurrence of their disease at some point, and many of those patients will eventually die from their disease. The ...
Cancer Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Bugs without borders: Researchers track the emergence and global spread of healthcare associated Clostridium difficile
Researchers show that the global epidemic of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI in the early to mid-2000s was caused by the spread of two different but highly related strains of the bacterium rather than one as was previo ...
Genetics Dec 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—One small change to the DNA sequence can cause more weighty changes to the human body, according to a new study released today.
Genetics Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Ten more DNA regions linked to type 2 diabetes have been discovered by an international team of researchers, bringing the total to over 60.
Genetics Aug 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A team led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease disrupts brain function in healthy older women but has little impact on ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jun 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Changes to just three genetic letters among billions led to evolution and development of the mammalian motor sensory network, and laid the groundwork for the defining characteristics of the human brain, Yale ...
Genetics May 30, 2012 | 4 / 5 (6) | 1 |
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have profiled genetic changes in cancer with drug sensitivity in order to develop a personalised approach to cancer treatments. The study is published in Nature on Thursday 29 Mar ...
Cancer Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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 |
A team led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health is the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the deadliest form of skin cancer. The researchers ...
Genetics Apr 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists said Wednesday that flu infections were rising among pigs raised for slaughter on farms in south and southeastern China, also plagued by bird flu.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A different view of cancer cells: New study measures physical changes in tumor cells as they become metastatic
Most cancer deaths are caused by metastatic tumors, which break free from the original cancer site and spread throughout the body. For that to happen, cancer cells must undergo many genetic and physical changes.
Cancer Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists from King's College London have identified patterns of epigenetic changes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by studying genetically identical twins who differ in autism traits. The study, published in ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 23, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 1 |