Diabetes

Genetic trigger for type-1 diabetes may be in lung

New research suggests lung infections could trigger the onset of type-1 diabetes, the auto-immune condition that leaves a person unable to produce enough insulin to keep their blood sugar in a normal range. Hunting for patterns ...

Genetics

New genes identified for fibromuscular dysplasia

Three new genetic variants that regulate gene expression in the arteries are connected to fibromuscular dysplasia, an arterial disease that can cause dangerous consequences for the heart and vessels, according to a new study.

Genetics

Connecting genes to diseases through proteins

Hundreds of connections between different human diseases have been uncovered through their shared origin in our genome by an international research team led by scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology ...

Health

Childhood asthma study uncovers risky air pollutant mixtures

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a novel machine learning algorithm and used it to identify previously unknown mixtures of toxic air pollutants that appear to be linked to poor asthma ...

Genetics

Genetic predisposition to rare form of stroke identified

New research from a consortium led by Royal Holloway, University of London, has identified the first genetic link for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT): an uncommon form of stroke affecting mostly young individuals, and primarily ...

Genetics

New resource to advance genomics-driven precision medicine

By analyzing genomic data from more than 30,000 people, an international team has revealed thousands of new regulatory regions that control disease-linked genes—a resource that is now available to researchers worldwide.

Genetics

Study finds genetic risk of COVID-19

An analysis of the DNA of thousands of people who have been infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and shown a positive test for the disease it causes, COVID-19, shows that they have several DNA characteristics in common. ...

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