News tagged with genome sciences
Ethicists provide framework supporting new recommendations on reporting incidental findings in gene sequencing
In a paper published in Science Express, a group of experts led by bioethicists in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine provide a framework for the new American College of Medical Geneti ...
Genetics May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a protein that drives the formation of pituitary tumors in Cushing's disease, a development that may give clinicians a therapeutic target to treat this ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—As scientists mark the 10th anniversary Sunday of the completion of the Human Genome Project, they will note how that watershed effort has led to the discovery of the genetic underpinnings of ...
Genetics Apr 12, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Most cancer treatments are blunt. In an attempt to eradicate tumors, oncologists often turn to radiation or chemotherapy, which can damage healthy tissue along with the cancerous growths. ...
Cancer Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have identified genetic risk factors that may accelerate a teen's progression to becoming a lifelong heavy smoker.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at UC Davis and the University of British Columbia have shed new light on methylation, a critical process that helps control how genes are expressed. Working with placentas, the team discovered that 37 percent ...
Genetics Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins that do the work of cells. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that children who inherit certain variations ...
Cancer Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Microbes from the human mouth are telling Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists something about periodontitis and more after they cracked the genetic code of bacteria linked to the condition.
Medical research Mar 18, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Like any factory, the body burns oxygen to get energy for its various needs. As a result, detrimental byproducts are released and our cells try to clean up shop with antioxidants. But as we age, this process ...
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A study of young twins in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that bacteria living in the intestine are an underlying cause of a form of severe acute childhood malnutrition.
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Duke researchers are looking to genomic technologies – not the isolation of bacteria or viruses – to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors have known for many years that patients with fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, are often also diagnosed with autism. But little has been known about how the two diagnoses ...
Genetics Dec 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan have discovered how a particular type of virus hides and protects its genetic information from the immune system, ...
Medical research Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In a new study, University at Buffalo scientists describe the role that a protein called TFIIB plays in helping cells repair DNA damage, a critical function for preventing the growth of tumors.
Medical research Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Many antibiotics can lose their ability to kill bacteria – Duke University bioengineers believe they can explain one of the reasons why.
Medical research Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |