News tagged with genetic condition
(Medical Xpress) -- Teacher, pilot, nurse or engineer? Sex hormones strongly influence people's interests, which affect the kinds of occupations they choose, according to psychologists.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 01, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 4 |
New research led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto has identified more genes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and shows that there is an overlap between some of these ...
Genetics Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
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 |
(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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with 22 other studies from across the world, have discovered three new genetic variants associated with ...
Genetics Dec 26, 2011 | 4 / 5 (4) | 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 |
Of frogs, chickens and people: Highly conserved dual mechanism regulates both brain development, function
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered new details of an unusual biological mechanism in the brains of diverse species that not only helps regulate how their ...
Medical research May 19, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 2 |
(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 |
(HealthDay)—When the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were identified as two brothers—one of them a teenager—many parents wondered, "Who raised these boys?" Mental health experts say it's normal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2013 | 2.8 / 5 (5) | 1
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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Hypertension is an endemic condition with far-reaching consequences. For instance, high blood pressure is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Other organs are also damaged by the ...
Genetics Nov 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
It's still unclear what's different in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), but evidence from genetic and cell studies points to abnormalities in how brain cells (neurons) connect to each other. A study ...
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at King's College London and Hiroshima University, Japan, have identified a specific gene linked to throat cancer following a genetic study of a family with 10 members who have developed the condition.
Cancer Mar 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers discovered that small pieces of genetic material called microRNAs link the two defining characteristics of fit muscles: the ability to burn sugar and fat and the ability to switch between slow- ...
Medical research May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer for both men and women. But what's most astonishing is that almost 80 percent of heart disease is preventable, and even small lifestyle changes can have a big impact.
Health Jan 30, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
A genetic disorder is an illness caused by abnormalities in genes or chromosomes. While some diseases, such as cancer, are due in part to a genetic disorders, they can also be caused by environmental factors. Most disorders are quite rare and affect one person in every several thousands or millions. Some types of recessive gene disorders confer an advantage in the heterozygous state in certain environments. A haploid cell has only one set of chromosomes. A diploid cell has two sets of chromosomes. In human, the somatic cells are diploid, and the gametes are haploid.
Genetic diseases are typically diagnosed and treated by geneticists. Genetic counselors assist the physicians and directly counsel patients.
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