News tagged with genetic defect
Though it's most often associated with disorders like diabetes, Harvard researchers have shown how the signaling pathway of insulin and insulin-like peptides plays another critical role in the body – helping ...
Neuroscience Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A three molecule complex may be a target for treating Huntington's disease, a genetic disorder affecting the brain. This finding by an international research team including scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Fifteen new genetic regions associated with coronary artery disease have been identified by a large, international consortium of scientists—including researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine—taking a ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found in an initial clinical trial that a drug typically prescribed for erectile dysfunction or pulmonary hypertension restores blood flow to oxygen-starved muscles in patients ...
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—White blood cells have long reigned as the heroes of the immune system. When an infection strikes, the cells, produced in bone marrow, race through the blood to fight off the pathogen. ...
Medical research Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome, a condition in which the body's ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The human face is a fantastically intricate thing. The billions of people on the planet have faces that are individually recognizable because each has subtle differences in its folds and ...
Genetics Oct 22, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 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 |
A Washington State University researcher has found new evidence that the plastic additive BPA can disrupt women's reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.
Medical research Sep 24, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (9) | 2 |
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have revealed the precise order and timing of hundreds of genetic "switches" required to construct a fully functional heart from embryonic heart cells—providing new ...
Medical research Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time—a hopeful sign for people who can't smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease.
Medical research Sep 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Vaccines and antibiotics may someday join caloric restriction or bariatric surgery as a way to regulate weight gain, according to a new study focused on the interactions between diet, the bacteria that live in the bowel, ...
Immunology Aug 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Each time a cell divides -- and it takes millions of cell divisions to create a fully grown human body from a single fertilized cell -- its chromosomes have to be accurately divvied up between both daughter ...
Genetics Nov 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cambridge scientists have identified the cause of a rare, life-threatening form of hypoglycaemia. Their findings, which have the potential to lead to pharmaceutical treatments for the disorder, were published today in the ...
Genetics Oct 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 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 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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