News tagged with genetic condition
(Medical Xpress)—People with degenerative neurological conditions could benefit from research that shows why their brain cells stop communicating properly.
Neuroscience Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Disruptions to the circadian rhythm can affect the growth of blood vessels in the body, thus causing illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer, according to a new study from Linköping University and ...
Medical research Aug 28, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology have found that stem cells in the body's 'blood cell factory'—the bone marrow—are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown ...
Medical research Aug 27, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Brain variants of protein associated with Huntington's and other neurodegenerative diseases identified
(Medical Xpress) -- A protein essential for metabolism and recently associated with neurodegenerative diseases also occurs in several brain-specific forms. This discovery emerged in the course of a research ...
Genetics Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 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 |
Deleting a single gene in the cerebellum of mice can cause key autistic-like symptoms, researchers have found. They also discovered that rapamycin, a commonly used immunosuppressant drug, prevented these symptoms.
Genetics Jul 02, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Groups supporting people with Down's syndrome on Thursday called on the European Court of Human Rights not to recognise the right to tests that would detect the condition before birth.
Other Jun 28, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation. IUFD is responsible ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jun 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The latest advance in prenatal genetic testing purports to offer parents more detailed information than ever about the child they are expecting. But for some, the new answers could lead to another round of questions.
Genetics Jun 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Around one in two middle-aged Austrians suffers from periodontitis, a disease that can lead to irreversible damage of the periodontium and, as a result, increase the risk of secondary complications such as ...
Dentistry Jun 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.
Genetics May 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have found new clues in the pathogenesis of skull and skin birth defects associated with a rare genetic disorder, Beare-Stevenson cutis gyrata syndrome (BSS). Using ...
Pediatrics May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Advanced high-speed gene-sequencing has been used in the clinical setting to find diagnoses for seven children out of a dozen who were experiencing developmental delays and congenital abnormalities for mysterious reasons.
Pediatrics May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon researchers have confirmed that a genetic factor called a repeating trinucleotide is a strong predictor of an individual's risk of developing the eye condition Fuchs' dystrophy. The findings ...
Ophthalmology May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene directly linked to the most common form of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition.
Genetics Apr 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |