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Genetics

Hope for treatments against hearing loss as 10 genes identified

Researchers led by King's College London, Karolinska Institute and Erasmus University have identified 10 new genes linked with hearing loss and located the part of the ear affected.

Genetics

Study finds 'super gene' shows promise for preventing obesity

Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 "super gene" that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about ...

Oncology & Cancer

Precision oncology helps prostate cancer patients

Researchers at the University of Bern and University Hospital Bern have achieved a breakthrough in a particularly aggressive form of prostate cancer. In tissue samples from advanced brain metastases, they were able to establish ...

Medical research

'Human cell atlas' maps 1 million cell types in 33 organs

An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease.

Genetics

Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have found that repeated DNA sequences in the genome may contribute to an individual's risk of developing schizophrenia.

Oncology & Cancer

New regulator of prostate cancer metastasis discovered

A transcription factor normally associated with androgen receptor activity in prostate cancer has a newly discovered role in controlling lipid biosynthesis, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Genetics.

Genetics

Gene that shapes mutation rate found in mice

Every organism is born with a few mutations in their genome that differ genetically from both of their parents. Such changes in an individual's genetic code create the diversity that allows nature to select advantageous traits ...