Genetics

New genetic risk factors for arrhythmia discovered

A recent study published in Nature Genetics identified 10 new genetic regions associated with Brugada syndrome, a cardiac arrhythmia disorder associated with sudden death in young adults.

Oncology & Cancer

High prevalence of germline variants in rare endocrine tumors

Certain kinds of tumors can be inherited within families. Identifying the underlying genetic cause is important in treatment, but most studies on these tumors have been carried out on Caucasian populations. Now, a research ...

Neuroscience

New study identifies key gene correlated with pediatric stroke

Stroke, a devastating condition that causes damage to the brain due to interruption of blood supply, is often considered an adult disease. But children can experience strokes as well. Sadly, pediatric stroke affects one in ...

Oncology & Cancer

New candidate cancer genes identified using math models

Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. Computational approaches are widely adopted in the bioimedical sciences and can be used to sift through large volumes of ...

Genetics

Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet: study

A three-fold jump since 1975 in the percentage of adults worldwide who are obese has been driven mainly by a shift in diet and lack of exercise, but genes do play a role as well, according a large-scale study published Thursday.

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