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A genetic basis for schizophrenia

... system; however, major breakthroughs linking its genetics to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment are still ... Medicine and a researcher in the Human Molecular genetics Program of Children's Memorial Research Center ... in the June 2009 online issue of Human Molecular genetics , studied the hippocampus, a brain area that is ...

NYC science symposium marks Gruber Prize program 10th anniversary

... University in New York City. The 2009 Gruber genetics Prize and Neuroscience Prize recipients will be ... pioneering work is at the forefront of modern genetics and neuroscience: Dr. David Botstein, 2003 Gruber genetics Prize laureate and director of the Lewis-Sigler ...

Horse whisperers, lion tamers not needed: Scientists find genetic regions that soothe savage beasts

... published in the June 2009 issue of the journal genetics ( http://www.genetics.org ), should help animal ... lead to a detailed understanding of the genetics and biology of tameness," said Frank Albert, a ... Mark Johnston, Editor-in-Chief of the journal genetics , "and all during this time, much folklore and ...

Singapore scientists elected into National Academy of Sciences

... elected Dr. Jenkins, Deputy Director of IMCB's genetics and Genomics Division, in 2008. Their membership ... Institute (NCI). He headed NCI's molecular genetics of oncogenesis section and was director of the mouse cancer genetics program, while she headed the ...

International Serious Adverse Events Consortium announces initial study results in its global research collaboration to identify genetic markers related to drug induced liver injury

... Its research studies are exploring the impact genetics can have on how individuals respond to medicines. ... suggests a genetic contribution. In a Nature genetics paper published on May 31, the SAEC and Newcastle ... The paper can be found on both the Nature genetics ( http://www.nature.com/ng/index.htm ) and the ...

2009 Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced

... Travel Award at the American College of Medical genetics (ACMG) 2009 Annual Clinical genetics Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Chun is Director, Cytogenetics and Molecular genetics at the North York General Hospital in Toronto, ...

Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D. awarded Richard King Trainee Award for Best in Genetics in Medicine

... last year by the American College of Medical genetics Foundation (ACMGF) to encourage ABMG trainees in ... to foster the publication of quality research in genetics in Medicine. Each year the editorial board will ... awarded at the annual American College of Medical genetics (ACMG) meeting. In this first year, the ...

Margarita Saenz, M.D. is recipient of Genzyme/ACMGF Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics

... Margarita Sifuentes Saenz, MD, a Medical genetics Fellow at The Children's Hospital in Denver, CO ... of the Genzyme/American College of Medical genetics Foundation (ACMGF) Clinical genetics Fellowship in ...

Sihoun Hahn, M.D., Ph.D., FACMG is the 2009-2010 Luminex/ACMGF Award recipient

... The American College of Medical genetics Foundation (ACMGF) recently awarded Dr. Sihoun ... Award at the American College of Medical genetics 2009 Annual Clinical genetics Meeting in Tampa, FL. The award includes a ...

Roberta A. Pagon receives lifetime award in genetics from March of Dimes

... award today to Dr. Pagon at the Annual Clinical genetics Meeting of the American College of Medical genetics held here. "She is a pioneer in the field of ... previously received the American Society of Human genetics 2006 Education Award. Dr. Pagon also is a ...

Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

... early online release in the journal Nature genetics identifies variants in genes, some known and ... Center (CVRC) and lead author of the Nature genetics article. "In addition, QT prolongation results ... the QTSCD consortium in the same issue of Nature genetics led by Arne Pfeufer, MD, of the Technical ...

Genetic risk factors identified for sudden cardiac death

... have been published online in the journal Nature genetics . Together with scientists of the ... Dr. Arne Pfeufer of the Institute of human genetics at Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen has identified 10 ... Zentrum Mnchen and holder of the chair in human genetics at the Technische Universitt Mnchen (TUM) and ...

Genetic irregularities linked to higher risk of COPD among smokers

... the senior author of the study appearing in PLoS genetics . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is ... variation among those who develop the disease. genetics plays a role, but until now, there has only been ... enrolled in the family-based International COPD genetics Network. They then took the most frequently ...

Symposium to look at genetic basis of exercise

... Research Center have organized the symposium, the genetics of the Adaptation to Exercise. The American ... Research Center. Dr. Hoffman will discuss genetics and skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise, while Dr. Rankinen will talk on genetics and the response to exercise in human ....

NC State study finds genes important to sleep

... amounts and patterns. Learning more about the genetics of sleep in model animals could lead to advances ... The study, published online in Nature genetics , examined the sleep and activity patterns of 40 ... and Distinguished University Professor of genetics and Entomology, and Dr. Susan Harbison, a ...

2 genes influence social behavior, visual-spatial performance in people with Williams syndrome

... SALT LAKE CITYUnraveling the genetics of social behavior and cognitive abilities, ... edition of the American Journal of Medical genetics , suggest that GTF2IRD1 contributes to ... Korenberg, also a USTAR professor of pediatric genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. ...

International study identifies gene variants associated with early heart attack

... The report from the Myocardial Infarction genetics Consortium, based on information from a total of ... inviduals in 10 countries, will appear in Nature genetics and is receiving early online release. "For ... (MGH) and corresponding author of the Nature genetics report. "We set out to find specific, ...

Biologists solve mystery of black wolves

... populations," said Gregory Barsh, a professor of genetics at Stanford University's School of Medicine and ... will help to refine concepts relevant to both genetics and conservation biology with respect to ... said. "My main interest is to describe the genetics of dog domestication the geographic location of ...

Genetic study shows direct link between vitamin D and MS susceptibility 'gene'

... on 6 February in the open-access journal PLoS genetics , suggests that vitamin D deficiency during ... interacts directly with the background genetics of MS complements research recently published in Human Molecular genetics by Professor Ebers's group. There, they showed ...

Missing genes link to psoriasis

... genetics experts at The University of Nottingham have been ... has just been published in the journal Nature genetics , shows that people who lack the genes LCE3B and ... skin disease. John Armour, Professor of Human genetics in the Institute of Genetics, together with ...

Researchers identify 4 genetic hotspots associated with psoriasis

... study. Appearing Jan. 25 in Nature genetics online, the study also confirmed that two other ... an international reputation for its work in the genetics of psoriasis, and Goncalo Abecasis, Ph.D., a ... Three new polymorphisms reported in the Nature genetics studyIL-23A, TNFAIP3, and TNI1had not been ...

Consumers desire more genetic testing, but not designer babies

... visit with a genetic counselor at NYU's Human genetics Program, 999 patients completed a one-page, 10 ... "As our knowledge and abilities in molecular genetics continues to expand, so does our ability to ... said Dr. Harry Ostrer, Director of Human genetics Program at NYU Langone Medical Center. "Our study ...

Compromised skin barrier function plays a role in psorasis development

... skin disease. The research, led by GIS Human genetics Group Leader and Associate Prof. Liu Jianjun, ... online on 25 Jan. 2009 in the journal Nature genetics . Studying genetic variants in the human ... independent studies will be published by Nature genetics at the same time. Psoriasis is a common ...

Far-reaching genetics topics to be addressed: 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 25-29

... The American College of Medical genetics (ACMG) will hold its 16th Annual Clinical genetics Meeting from Wednesday, March 25 through Sunday, ... Tampa Convention Center. Clinical and medical genetics and its integration into healthcare is evolving ...

MUHC and McGill scientists explain genetic disease first discovered in Quebec 24 years ago

... and France, was published online in Nature genetics this week. Two contrasting approaches ... of Dr. David Rosenblatt Chairman of Human genetics and Director of the Division of Medical genetics in Medicine at McGill conducted research that ...

Studies examine genetic determinants of ADHD

... A special issue of American Journal of Medical genetics (AJMG): Part B: Neuropsychiatric genetics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest ... study of ADHD, the International ADHD Multicenter genetics (IMAGE) project led by Stephen V. Faraone of SUNY ...

Human genomics in China

... scientists working in the field of medical genetics gradually accepted the concept of genomics, and ... translational research on genomics, molecular genetics and systems biomedicine. Meanwhile, through the ... early 1950s to the 1970s, genetics and molecular genetics were sort of lagging in China, largely due to the ...

Scientists make strides toward defining genetic signature of Alzheimer's disease

... January issue of the American Journal of Human genetics , uses a powerful, high-resolution analysis to ... with the apolipoprotein E gene. However, the genetics of the disease are complex and are not well ... in Florida. To gain further insight into the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, Dr. ...

Brain background to body mass

... diagnosis. The study is published in Nature genetics by the GIANT Consortium and includes authors ... in the brain." Studies in twins suggest that genetics can account for 40-70% of the variation in BMI. ... Oxford, a senior author on the paper. "We can use genetics to open the door on some of the processes that ...

Irritable bowel syndrome can have genetic causes

... causes. Researchers at the Institute of Human genetics at Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered ... in the prestigious jour-nal " Human Molecular genetics ", improve the outlook for an effective ... her team in the Department of Human Molecular genetics (Director: Prof. Gudrun Rappold) at the ...

New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels

... conditions that have been a mystery. Nature genetics will publish two papers explaining the findings ... describes the most detailed assessment of the genetics of cholesterol to date, examining genetic ... normal range," said Boehnke, who has studied the genetics of diabetes for more than 15 years. The gene, ...

The genetic heart of the lipids

... research team, whose work is published in Nature genetics , find six novel genetic variants that are ... of effective treatments. "Since 2007, human genetics has achieved results that would have been ... explains Professor Leena Peltonen, Head of Human genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and senior ...

Land iguanas under continuing threat on Galapagos archipelago

... near-decade-long effort to assess the population genetics of land iguanas on the six islands where the reptiles occur today. Population genetics is a cornerstone of modern evolutionary synthesis. It employs principles of molecular genetics and sophisticated data analysis to identify ...

Microarray analysis improves prenatal diagnosis

... said Beaudet, chair of molecular and human genetics at BCM and senior author of the report. "They ... Cheung is professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM and director of the College's Cytogenetics ... obstetrics and gynecology and molecular and human genetics at BCM and first author of the report. Each of ...

Chicks to give scientists clearer picture of fetal development

... of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the MRC Human genetics Unit (Edinburgh), University College London, ... pioneering Edinburgh Mouse Atlas at the MRC Human genetics Unit in Edinburgh (e-MouseAtlas.org). Images ... Professor Richard Baldock, of the MRC's Human genetics Unit in Edinburgh said: "The mouse atlas team ...

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

... schizophrenia, compulsive behaviors, the genetics of mental illness, newly identified brain ... as researcher and mentor, he has pioneered in the genetics of mental disorders, particularly schizophrenia. ... His research focuses on the epidemiology, genetics and brain imaging of children with conduct ...

The American Society of Human Genetics hosts 58th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

... top scientists and clinicians in the human genetics field will gather in Philadelphia to present ... Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human genetics (ASHG) from Tuesday, November 11, through ... Meeting is the world's largest gathering of human genetics professionals and a forum for renowned experts in ...

Study looks at psychological impact of gene test for breast cancer

... behind, reports a study in the October issue of genetics in Medicine , official journal of the American College of Medical genetics (ACMG). The journal is published by Lippincott ... comments Dr. James P. Evans, Editor-in-Chief of genetics in Medicine . "Sequencing of these genes has ...

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics 10th Anniversary Conference

... 2008" talk 13.50-14.40 NCCR Frontier in genetics talk In vivo, in vitro, in silico: the future ... to synthetic cells Prof. Antoine Danchin, genetics of Bacterial Genomes Unit URA2171 CNRS, Director of the Genomes and genetics Department, Institut Pasteur, Paris ...

Duke-NIEHS team shows how DNA repairs may reshape the genome

... scholar in Duke's Department of Molecular genetics and Microbiology. "We have been able to show with ... Westmoreland in the NIEHS Laboratory of Molecular genetics and the molecular dissection was done by Duke's ... Thomas D. Petes, Ph.D., chair of Duke molecular genetics and microbiology and co-author of the yeast ....
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