Medical research

New statistical method eases data reproducibility crisis

A reproducibility crisis is ongoing in scientific research, where many studies may be difficult or impossible to replicate and thereby validate, especially when the study involves a very large sample size. For example, to ...

Diabetes

Genetically determined vitamin D levels not linked to T1DM

(HealthDay)—Genetically determined vitamin D levels do not appear to have a large effect on the risk for type 1 diabetes in Europeans, according to research published online Feb. 25 in PLOS Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists demonstrate how genetic variations cause eczema

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health delineates how two relatively common variations in a gene called KIF3A are responsible for an impaired skin barrier that allows increased water loss from the skin, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Twenty four genetic variants linked to heightened womb cancer risk

Twenty four common variations in genes coding for cell growth and death, the processing of oestrogen, and gene control factors may be linked to a heightened risk of developing womb (endometrial) cancer, indicates the most ...

Genetics

Are you 'at risk' of being a habitual tofu eater?

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Japan and colleagues at Osaka University have found genetic variations in humans related to specific dietary habits. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, ...

HIV & AIDS

Scientists pinpoint new mechanism that impacts HIV infection

A team of scientists led by Texas Biomed's Assistant Professor Smita Kulkarni, Ph.D. and Mary Carrington, Ph.D., at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, published results of a study that pinpointed a long ...

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