Navigation Links
Medicine: Alzheimer's and heart attacks share the same genes
Date:12/9/2010

affected by Alzheimer and suffering a heart attack. This common genetic predisposition was found in 30 percent of heart attack sufferers and 40 per cent of those affected by Alzheimer. To reach this conclusion, the researches separated all those tested into six groups, with varying levels of risk; low for groups one, two and three; groups two and three only being classified as low risk under the age of 65. Groups four, five and six were classified as high; group five only having a high risk of suffering a heart attack (over the age of 55). Groups four and six, on the other hand, were the two main groups that the researchers focused on. Both had a high risk of suffering a heart attack (under the age of 40 in group four and between the ages of 40 and 54 in group six) as well as Alzheimer (under the age of 65 in group four and over it, in group six). Indeed, it was these last two groups that showed a common genetic predisposition.

"Until now, we only knew about individual genes linked to both diseases and this was not sufficient to develop an individual test for the risk", explained Licastro. "However, we have now been able to identify a genetic profile of several genes partially common to both diseases. This is the leap in quality that now enables us to conduct a test and assess a profile partially specific to both diseases".

Based on the result of the test, the researchers say that you can, for example, decide whether or not to monitor the situation by regular medical checks and more in-depth medical exams. Furthermore, the link between the two diseases tells us a bit more about their origin. According to Licastro, "the core of the genetic risk profile consists of genes that are involved in synthesizing and transporting cholesterol and in controlling for inflammation, which, therefore, appears to be at the root of both diseases". This means that not only can you conduct tests to identify the diseases, you can also define appropriate life-styles to
'/>"/>

Contact: Luigi Valeri
luigi.valeri@unibo.it
39-335-310-655
Universit of Bologna
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Discovery may lead to safer drinking water, cheaper medicine: Queens University researchers
2. Nanomedicine: Ending hit and miss design
3. Genome Medicine: Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice
4. Personalized medicine: Innovative online journal leads the way
5. Growing fuel and medicine: Advancing biofuels and plant-produced therapeutics
6. Neurimmune Therapeutics Announces Advancement of Alzheimers Program into Preclinical Development
7. New NIH grant helps MU scientist get to the heart of muscular dystrophy
8. Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect
9. Pattern of drinking affects the relation of alcohol intake to coronary heart disease
10. $1.6 million to take forward breakthrough research in heart disease
11. A stem cell secreted protein can be given to improve heart function after experimental heart attack
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/18/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... mobile commerce market announces that its Wocket® smart wallet will ... the Mark", scheduled to air on WABC Radio (am770) in ... . The broadcast air- time for the ... EST. NXT-ID, Inc.,s CEO Gino Pereira will be ...
(Date:6/16/2015)... , June 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - handyem ... centralized around the incorporation of handyem,s HPC-150 portable ... laboratory, the Mo-POD™. This unprecedented model of mobile ... Conference at the Pennsylvania ... June 15 th to 18 th ...
(Date:6/15/2015)... 2015 A new report [ ... majority of US consumers using mobile banking applications want their ... fingerprint and voiceprint, instead of having to prove who they ... " Mobile Identity   -   The Fusion of Financial ... now the primary channel used by Gen X and Gen ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc.'s CEO Gino Pereira Talks About the Wocket Smart Wallet on WABC Radio, New York City, June 20th 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CEO Gino Pereira Talks About the Wocket Smart Wallet on WABC Radio, New York City, June 20th 3handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 2handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 3One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 2One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 3One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 4
... with Yale University and the Denver Crime Lab report in ... cancer,s ability to fuse with blood cells in a way ... cancer cells to enter the bloodstream and seed sites of ... a bone marrow transplant patient with cancer, along with DNA ...
... puzzle pieces scattered across a football field, with too ... the picture. Scientists in the new but fast-growing ... In recent decades, these researchers have begun to assemble ... animals, plants and microbes, unlocking a door that will ...
... 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and Research Director ... state-of-the-art genomics research July 16 at the Brookings Institution. ... Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, is ... 2nd annual State of Biomedical Innovation Conference, which will ...
Cached Biology News:CSI-style DNA fingerprinting tracks down cause of cancer spread 2Solving DNA puzzles is overwhelming computer systems, researchers warn 2Solving DNA puzzles is overwhelming computer systems, researchers warn 3TGen President Dr. Jeffrey Trent speaks at Brookings Institution biomedical conference 2
(Date:6/29/2015)... Manhattan, KS (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 ... ... US PATENT 7736892 B2. Under the terms of the agreement, MediVet will acquire ... Matrix Stem Cells (UCMSCs). MB-007 is currently in pre-clinical development as a potential ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... , June 29, 2015  MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and ... Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors ... H. "Pete" Petit, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement ... Southeast Program. The Entrepreneur Of The ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 29, 2015 ... a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular ... the Bay Area News Group,s prestigious Top Workplaces list ... group selects Top Workplace winners based solely on an ... "We are humbled and honored that the degree to ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... , June 26, 2015   ... ), a pet therapeutics company focused on ... biopharmaceutical products for companion animals, today announced ... study of capromorelin (AT-002), the company,s innovative ... is a small molecule that mimics ghrelin, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MediVet Biologics Acquires Exclusive Patent License from Kansas State University 2MediVet Biologics Acquires Exclusive Patent License from Kansas State University 3EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Recognizes Pete Petit, The Chairman & CEO of MiMedx 2Veracyte Named a 2015 "Top Workplace" in the San Francisco Bay Area 2Veracyte Named a 2015 "Top Workplace" in the San Francisco Bay Area 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 5
... WI Aug. 11 Sonic Foundry a rich media ... Distance Teaching and Learning will use its Mediasite Live ... addresses and panel presentations, and make them available on-demand ... conference proceedings. , ,Held Aug. 13-15 at the Monona ...
... week a leading information technology publication named four traditional ... work in IT. All four placed in the top ... higher than MasterCard, Wal-Mart, Ford, and UPS. American Family ... was ranked 40. What do all of these companies ...
... MADISON, Wis Small and mid-sized business in the ... a new alliance announced today between Wisconsin Manufacturing ... Consortium for Global e-Commerce (UW CGEC) which will ... Wisconsin manufacturers apply e-business technologies to supply chain ...
Cached Biology Technology:Distance Education Conference Selects Sonic Foundry to Make Keynotes, Panel Presentations Available On-Demand 2Dynamics of Wisconsins Real-Time Economy Part 3 2Alliance Brings E-Business Technologies to Wisconsin Manufacturers 2
Curcumin is an extract of turmeric root with antioxidant, anti-tumor promoter, and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin inhibits the induction of NOS in macrophages....
UGT1A6 (D-20)...
... is the smallest electronic pressure controller available ... Parker configured this unit specifically for the ... Used in carrier gas flow control, microfluidic ... and hydro-dynamic focusing, the OEM-EPC offers external ...
... Thrust Slide is designed for heavy duty ... limited and substantial side-loading is present. Standard ... millions of trouble-free cycles even in high ... or recirculating ball bearings , Optional corrosion ...
Biology Products: