News tagged with genetic difference
(Medical Xpress)—A world-first completed clinical study by an Australian team has found Kava, a medicinal South Pacific plant, significantly reduced the symptoms of people suffering anxiety.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function – down to the muscle fibre level – in postmenopausal women, a new study published today in The Journal of Physiology shows.
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
How well people are protected by the smallpox vaccine depends on more than the quality of the vaccination: individual genes can alter their response, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings, gathered using sophisticated ...
Genetics Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Every day, millions of people with bipolar disorder take medicines that help keep them from swinging into manic or depressed moods. But just how these drugs produce their effects is still a mystery.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists and colleagues have discovered that pancreatic cancer cells' growth and spread are fueled by an unusual metabolic pathway that someday might be blocked with targeted drugs to control ...
Cancer Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Healthy men and women show little difference in their hearts, except for small electrocardiographic disparities. But new genetic differences found by Washington University in St. Louis researchers in hearts with disease could ...
Cardiology Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
For nearly a decade, breast cancer researchers studying the hormone therapy tamoxifen have been divided as to whether genetic differences in a liver enzyme affect the drug's effectiveness and the likelihood breast cancer ...
Cancer Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists shed new light on mechanisms of T-ALL, a form of leukemia that primarily affects children
Acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children under the age of 14 years. With optimum treatment, approximately 75 % of children are currently cured, but the treatment consists of severe chemotherapy ...
Cancer Dec 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Over recent years, hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections have been a significant problem in UK hospitals and globally. There have been concerns that infections may be due to transmission between symptomatic patien ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Queensland researcher has been awarded an $85,000 grant to identify the genes that underlie rare paediatric brain disorders.
Genetics Nov 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Newborns who weigh around 9 pounds or more at birth tend to have bigger brains as teens than those who weigh less at birth, a new study finds.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Focusing on fine features in order to see "the big picture" seems almost counterintuitive, but that is exactly what is happening in the field of genomics. Researchers are sequencing human genomes, cataloging ...
Genetics Nov 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
Genes involved in vitamin D generation and destruction may influence colorectal cancer risk in African-Americans
African-Americans are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have and die from colorectal cancer. Changes in the DNA sequence of genes that affect how the body makes and destroys vitamin D modify the risk for colorectal ...
Cancer Oct 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The zebrafish is a potential tool for testing one class of unique individual genetic differences found in humans, and may yield information helpful for the emerging field of personalized medicine, according to a team led ...
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The University of Liverpool has been awarded funding to determine whether differences in our genes determine how patients respond to drugs used to treat Tuberculosis (TB) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |