News tagged with human molecular genetics

Duality in the human genome

Humans don't like being alone, and their genes are no different. Together we are stronger, and the two versions of a gene – one from each parent – need each other. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute ...

Nov 28, 2014
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Lack of thyroid hormone blocks hearing development

Fatigue, weight gain, chills, hair loss, anxiety, excessive perspiration—these symptoms are a few of the signs that the thyroid gland, which regulates the body's heart rate and plays a crucial role in its ...

Sep 22, 2014
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Early menopause in mice: A model of human POI

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have established a genetic mouse model for primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), a human condition in which women experience irregular menstrual cycles and reduced fertility, ...

Aug 30, 2012
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Preventing 'traffic jams' in brain cells

Imagine if you could open up your brain and look inside. What you would see is a network of nerve cells called neurons, each with its own internal highway system for transporting essential materials between ...

May 28, 2013
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New gene variant discovered for ALS

(Medical Xpress)—Research led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant, located on chromosome 17, associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – the most common form ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Gene link to multiple sclerosis

(Medical Xpress) -- The biological role of a gene variant implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been determined by researchers at Oxford University.

Jul 11, 2012
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