Four years ago, Janelly Martinez-Amador was confined to a bed, unable to move even an arm or lift her head. At age 3, the fragile toddler had the gross motor skills of a newborn and a ventilator kept her ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Identification of specific genetic variants associated with common eye disorders could improve treatment and prevention
The eye is covered by a clear and protective layer called the cornea, and abnormal thickness of the cornea can result in eye disease. An international research team including Chiea Chuen Khor of the A*STAR ...
Genetics Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at King's College London's Dental Institute have shown that people with a certain kind of kidney disease have characteristic facial features that may reflect the genetic mutation ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 24, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1 |
An international research consortium led by CIC bioGUNE has discovered the involvement of a gene in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Although the gene concerned (SLC2A1) had never previously been ...
Genetics Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
More patients could be diagnosed earlier with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after a cohort study presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 identified variants within four genes significantly associated ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Increased stability of a misfolded protein linked to age of onset of common form of motor neuron disease
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the aggregation of misfolded proteins, which accumulate to form insoluble clumps within or around nerve cells. In the adult motor neuron disease amyotrophic ...
Medical research Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Large-scale genetic study defines relationship between primary sclerosing cholangitis and other autoimmune diseases
For the first time, scientists show that a leading cause of liver transplant, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), is a distinct disease from inflammatory bowel disease, opening up new avenues for specific PSC treatments.
Genetics Apr 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Equipped with the zebrafish genome, researchers have designed a method to assay the function of each and every gene and to explore the effects genetic variation has on zebrafish. So far the team has generated one or more ...
Genetics Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study looking at the genomes of more than 1,500 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare and devastating lung disease, found multiple genetic associations with the disease, including one gene variant that ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and biomedical research.
Cancer Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study from researchers at the University of Florida may have uncovered a critical factor that drives the relentless progression of Alzheimer's disease ― a discovery that could eventually slow its ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A decade after completion of the Human Genome Project on April 14, 2003, a top official of the National Institutes of Health surveyed the rarefied view from that mountaintop:
Genetics Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others.
Genetics Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A genetic analysis of the avian flu virus responsible for at least nine human deaths in China portrays a virus evolving to adapt to human cells, raising concern about its potential to spark a new global flu pandemic.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Potential therapy for HIV suggested: Blocking key protein boosts body's ability to clear chronic infection
UCLA scientists have shown that temporarily blocking a protein critical to immune response actually helps the body clear itself of chronic infection. Published in the April 12 edition of Science, the findin ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |