News tagged with human molecular genetics
Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital may have discovered a biological explanation for why low levels of oxygen advance spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) symptoms and why breathing treatments help SMA patients live ...
Genetics Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may finally have discovered why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria than individuals who have normal red blood cells.
Medical research Aug 15, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Brain variants of protein associated with Huntington's and other neurodegenerative diseases identified
(Medical Xpress) -- A protein essential for metabolism and recently associated with neurodegenerative diseases also occurs in several brain-specific forms. This discovery emerged in the course of a research ...
Genetics Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified five rare mutations in a single gene that appear to increase the chances that a boy will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism spectrum disorders Jul 12, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The biological role of a gene variant implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been determined by researchers at Oxford University.
Genetics Jul 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a molecule that plays an important role in driving prostate cancer growth, and could be a target for new therapies.
Cancer Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at UCLA have identified a new compound that could treat certain types of genetic disorders in muscles. It is a big first step in what they hope will lead to human clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Genetics Jun 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study performed by scientists at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the Puigvert Foundation has identified a gene expression fingerprint associated with very low pregnancy rates in semen donors with normal ...
Genetics May 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Advanced high-speed gene-sequencing has been used in the clinical setting to find diagnoses for seven children out of a dozen who were experiencing developmental delays and congenital abnormalities for mysterious reasons.
Pediatrics May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Natural molecules that protect the body against disease are finding their way into the treatment of advanced cancer. Prof. Michel Revel of the Department of Molecular Genetics has played a leading role ...
Medical research May 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
While exercise is accepted universally as the most beneficial prescription physicians can write for patients, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that generate its widespread health benefits. Researchers from Case ...
Medical research Apr 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The journal Computers in Biology and Medicine has published an article on the new IT application BootstRatio, created by IDIBELL researchers. The application allows online statistical analysis of data from gene expression. It is ...
Genetics Apr 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute have developed a technique for detecting an "oncometabolite", a chemical produced by some brain tumors' warped metabolism, via non-invasive imaging.
Cancer Mar 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah report they have discovered a method to identify cancer-causing rearrangements of genetic material called chromosomal translocations quickly, accurately, ...
Cancer Mar 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Discovery of a molecule that initiates maturation of mammalian eggs can lead to more IVF pregnancies
Women who have eggs that cannot mature will not become pregnant, and they cannot be helped by in vitro fertilization (IVF). Now researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified a molecule called Cdk1 that ...
Genetics Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0