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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...lzheimer’s is triggered by a combination of normal genetic susceptibilities and other damage, such as from he...erson has can define Alzheimer’s disease’s complex genetic signature, he says. “We can now look at the difference in gene variants between a person who has A...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...out the discovery of a new method to identify the genetic changes that enable tumours to evade the body's im...'s Keck School of Medicine. "First, we find the genetic changes that allow a tumour to defeat the immune system, then we can apply therapies that compensate...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

... seven-year-old daughter can give birth should her genetic disorder make her infertile as an adult, a physic...ee children, including Flavie, who was born with a genetic disorder called Turner syndrome, which can lead to premature menopause and infertility, Tan said. ...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...ogression and in some forms of prion disease share genetic features. These parallels prompted Professor Hoope...is provided by mutated versions that are linked to genetic forms of prion disease because beta-amyloid fragments are able to form when the normal prion protein...

Alternative Splicing in Neuronal Development

... by the switch in PTB proteins adds a new layer of genetic change determining the function of a post-mitotic neuron."...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...in how heavy smoking, for example, combines with a genetic predisposition to create a besieged environment wi... the constant damage of inflammation could lead to genetic damage and cancer, Engels said. The researchers believe their findings will provide the basis for ...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

... the constant damage of inflammation could lead to genetic damage and cancer. Inflammation is part of the immune systems arsenal to combat the effects of infection and cell damage. However, prolonged or intense inflammation could lead to conditions within the lung environment that foster cancer, Engels sai...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...nd wheeziness. The causes are complex, rooted in genetic susceptibility and in an allergic response to so-called environmental factors, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, stress, strong emotions or exercise. The disease has surged in prevalence in recent decades, especially in urban areas with poor ai...

Stem Cell Treatment may Prolong Lives of Children With Brittle Bone Disease

...bone disease , osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The genetic defect, detected in human foetuses by DNA testing or ultrasound, disrupts collagen production, leading to weak bones and stunted growth. Those with the condition suffer fractures while in the womb, and rarely survive beyond early adulthood. Led by ...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...ics Research Institute (TGen) have identified the genetic mutation that may alter tumour cell proliferation, and make them resistant to certain types of therapies. The researchers say that they found a recurring mutation of the gene AKT1 in breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancers. The AKT pathway is am...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...ver and sequence the virus in the first place. Its genetic material is so fragile that it should not have survived for days, let alone decades. In a mass grave in a remote Inuit village near the town of Brevig Mission, a large Inuit woman lay buried under more than six feet of ice and dirt for more than 75...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...mpare adult stem cells in different regions at the genetic level. Since different neural stem cells make different types of neurons, maybe you could determine which genes are important for making, say, dopaminergic cells. In theory you could activate these genes in embryonic stem cells in the culture dish t...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

...t. It would seem that for those teens who have a genetic predisposition for migraine, the stressful life events related to income dont matter, says Dr. Bigal. Theyre more likely than other teens to get migraine regardless of their socioeconomic status, since they are predisposed. But for teens without a...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...e is unknown, but may be related to differences in genetic background. It remains possible that genes are une...ty to some diseases, said Rinker. In MS, recent genetic studies have begun to identify certain genes which may explain why African Americans experience more...

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

... a new front against resistant virus and raise the genetic barrier to developing resistance....

New Asthma Gene Identified

...s are published today in the journal Nature. In a genetic study of more than 2,000 children, scientists from...d colleagues from London, France and Germany found genetic markers that dramatically increase a child's risk for asthma. These markers are located on chromos...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

Patients with the genetic disorder von Hippel-Lindau disease may suddenly ex... associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL; a genetic disease characterized by the development of blood vessel tumors in the retina of the eye and in the ...

The Hospital Superbugs

...I microbiologists that is set to revolutionise the genetic analysis of Clostridium difficile and its close re...Professor Minton said: Although we have the entire genetic blueprint of C.diff, and have an inkling as to what bacterial factors might be important in disease,...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered the genetic factors that make some mosquitoes resistant to ma...ee-dimensional structure. It was found that the genetic differences between mosquitoes resistant to or susceptible to malarial parasite manifest mainly in a...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

...inant of IQ, but that class can be. "There is no genetic difference between Maori and Pakeha in terms of ge...ealand's, those who remained uneducated had poorer genetic material in terms of IQ. Over time poorer genes would take their toll, leading to a "decay" in genet...

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