News tagged with genetic diseases
Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans – and other mammals – have evolved to have intelligence.
Neuroscience Dec 02, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (33) | 12 |
Of enzymes and aging: Tryptophan metabolism plays key role in aging and age-related neurological diseases
(Medical Xpress)—In the battle against aging and age-related neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, a key factor has long appeared to be the toxicity of proteins which tend to aggregate. ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (14) | 3 |
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Ophthalmology Feb 05, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 0
Villain stomach bug may have a sweet side: Researchers reveal how 'bad' gut bacteria may help control diabetes
A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach's ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, according to ...
Medical research Feb 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
The notion that police can identify a suspect based on the tiniest drop of blood or trace of tissue has long been a staple of TV dramas, but scientists at Harvard have taken the idea a step further. Using ...
Genetics Jan 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic ...
Genetics Jan 20, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The adverse side effects of certain hepatitis C medications can now be replicated and observed in Petri dishes and test tubes, thanks to a research team led by Craig Cameron, the Paul Berg ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 16, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—There's new hope in the fight against Huntington's disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ...
Neuroscience Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study in mice has shown that genetically engineered bacteria can protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes a host of conditions including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Medical research Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
By using a model, researchers at the University of Montreal have identified and "switched off" a chemical chain that causes neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dementia. ...
Neuroscience Nov 27, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) have identified an enzyme as a possible target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The protein ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
By harnessing the very qualities that make sickle cell disease a lethal blood disorder, a research team led by Duke Medicine and Jenomic, a private cancer research company in Carmel, Calif., has developed ...
Cancer Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Hitting 'reset' in protein synthesis restores myelination, suggests new treatment for misfolded protein diseases
(Medical Xpress)—A potential new treatment strategy for patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is on the horizon, thanks to research by neuroscientists now at the University at Buffalo's Hunter James ...
Medical research Apr 26, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...
Genetics Dec 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 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 |
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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