Genetics

Gene discovery could help prevent heart attacks

Researchers at the University of Virginia have shed light on how our genes affect our risk for coronary artery disease, the most common form of heart disease. In addition to identifying gene variants that influence risk, ...

Genetics

New genes for human deafness found in Israeli families

Until now, seven genes were known to be involved in hearing loss in Israel's Jewish population. A new study led by Zippora Brownstein, Ph.D., and Prof. Karen Avraham from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University ...

Oncology & Cancer

Guidance issued for genetic testing in prostate cancer

(HealthDay)—As a result of the Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference, hosted by Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center-Jefferson Health and the Department of Urology at Jefferson, recommendations have been developed for ...

Oncology & Cancer

Danish researchers find new breast cancer gene in young people

Over the past 20 years, our knowledge of hereditary diseases has taken a quantum leap, and several hereditary gene variants have been found that may predispose to the development of cancer. We have known for a long time that ...

Neuroscience

New neurodegenerative disorder discovery

A Melbourne led study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy.

Oncology & Cancer

Study provides genetic insights into osteosarcoma in children

A study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, offers new insight into genetic alterations associated with osteosarcoma, the most common cancerous bone tumor of children ...

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