Genetics

Why bad genes aren't always bad news

We usually think of mutations as errors in our genes that will make us sick. But not all errors are bad, and some can even cancel out, or suppress, the fallout of those mutations known to cause disease. Little is known about ...

Medical research

Parallel evolution - cystic fibrosis

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of Liverpool are examining the evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa over time in the lungs of ten people with cystic fibrosis to understand why it persists in these patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital superbug debugged

An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills increasing numbers of hospital patients worldwide and accounts for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung disease may be genetic, despite lack of family history

Patients who encounter serious lung diseases in middle age, despite an absence of family history or other predisposing factors, may still have their genes to blame, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the ...

Medical research

Unstable proteins can cause premature ageing

(PhysOrg.com) -- The normal ageing process has long been linked to problems with cell respiration, the process through which the cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska ...