Dentistry

Do girls have stronger teeth than boys?

What if you hardly ever consume soft drinks or eat anything acidic, but still have dental erosion on your teeth? Do genes play a role? And does it matter if you are a boy or a girl?

Immunology

Uncovering asthma's genetic origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this common chronic disease. In the United States, the Centers for Disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

New mutations related to hereditary neuroendocrine tumours

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours with a strong hereditary component. Half the genes whose alterations confer hereditary susceptibility to this condition code for enzymes involved in the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Two new genes linked to Alzheimer's risk

A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has identified two genes that influence a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Genetics

The genetic roots of adolescent scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis—a condition featuring curvature of the spine—affects tens of millions of children worldwide, but does not have a known cause. Now, scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical ...

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