News tagged with disease genes

New lung cell type discovered

A recent study has identified a new lung cell type that is implicated in the body's innate immune defense against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae—one of the leading causes of pneumonia worldwide.

Sep 18, 2017
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Mutation found in patients without a nose

A mutated gene in patients lacking a nose has been identified by an international team, a first step toward understanding nose development and possible therapies for another condition.

Sep 15, 2017
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A new genetic marker for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complicated disease that often appears in early adulthood. Although scientists have not traced the genetic causes, more than 80% of schizophrenia cases are considered to have a hereditary cause. In a new ...

Sep 05, 2017
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