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Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops

...hort, the study of human genes and the research in genetics has been the crowning glory of the year 2000 in the field of medicine....

Genetic influence in menopause

... or sister. But the link between the menopause and genetics has not been established by scientific evidence till now. Researchers in Utrecht and Wageningen in the Netherlands have collected data from 243 non-twin sisters in 118 families already participating in a breast cancer screening project.// They also...

Wrinkle cure

...Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account for aging discrepancies - they may be diet and vitamin-related. A nutrition-poor diet, in particular one lacking in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid, is detrimental to skin. One of the most important vitamins to skin is also one of the most ...

Genetics and cholesterol levels

...o show something of the interplay between diet and genetics in cholesterol levels. They studied 200 pairs of same-sex twins, some identical and some non-identical. The participants kept a food diary at the same time got their cholesterol measured. In identical twins, who have the same genetic make-up, the d...

Dementia - a global problem

...d the world. After all, lifestyle, environment and genetics could have a big impact on dementia but we know little about these factors in places other than America and Europe....

Too much coffee is too bad

Nutrition,lifestyle and genetics may all contribute to the decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that comes with aging and leads to osteoporosis, a major cause of fractures in the elderly. Previous research implicated cafeine in increased risk for hip fracture and poor clacium rete...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

... for fields such as genomics, proteomics, chemical genetics and other new areas. Gao presented information about the versatility of the UH biochip technology at the International Business Communication’s Annual Biochip Technologies Conference, Chips to Hits’, in San Diego. The process Gao, Zhou and Gulari dev...

Genes for Vision discovered

...ses. According to Connie Cepko, HMS professor of genetics and senior author of the study the search for disease genes was cut by 100-fold. People at risk for inherited retinal disease - estimated to be one person in 2000 - could be screened for these mutants. The newly identified genetic database could le...

Relief from common back pain

...aused by such thing as trauma, strenuous activity, genetics and age. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 90 per cent of herniated disks can be treated with conservative therapies such as bed rest, exercise or anti-inflammatory medications. In the past, surgery such as a diskectom...

WBC linked with periodontitis

... Specifically, the research team is studying the genetics of both the host and the infecting organisms. Working with Dr. Niederman at Forsyth are Dr. Phil Stashenko, Department of Cytokine Biology, and Drs. Floyd Dewhirst and Bruce Paster, Department of Molecular Genetics....

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

The scientists, from deCODE genetics and Iceland's National University Hospital, ascertained that having a cousin with endometriosis raises a woman's risk by more than 62 per cent.//Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue, which is normally found only in the lining...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...ies, looking at the brain structure, function, and genetics of closely-related people with schizophrenia would help the field go forward, he said. We need to go beyond diagnosis to find biophysical markers." This would enable more targeted, individualised, and evidence-based treatments. ...

Breast cancer risk seen in twins

...f breast cancer above the norm. This suggests that genetics plays a far bigger role in breast cancer than previously believed. The study means that a woman with an identical twin who develops breast cancer will benefit from closer monitoring to address her enhanced risk. It also focuses future research effo...

Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA

...thor of the study and assistant professor of human genetics and internal medicine at the University of Michiga... of the University of Pennsylvania's department of genetics and author of an accompanying review of transposons, said the study shows L1 elements "could have su...

Discovering cholesterol-absorbing genes

...en be developed from a better understanding of the genetics of heart disease....

What Makes Teens take Drugs

...e in male or female teens. In both girls and boys, genetics and environment were factors, but their degree of influence varied for boys and girls. The study findings could affect the way that teens are treated for substance abuse. "Because girls' use of substances is controlled by the same genes that are lin...

'Designer' baby for British couple

...ed baby after receiving the treatment at a Chicago genetics institute. The new baby, named Jamie, was delivered by Caesarean section on Monday after being genetically matched, while still an IVF embryo, to his four-year-old brother Charlie. Charlie has a rare form of anemia and his parents traveled to the Uni...

Persistent Childhood Wheeze Probably Inherited

...mental factors early in life may be combining with genetics to produce an earlier onset of the wheezing in some children. Children not exposed to these hazards but with a family history that puts them at increased risk for wheezing are more likely to develop the condition later in childhood but are not more l...

Vitamin B12 Supplements Found To Improve Memory

...nder what to blame for our poor memory as we age : genetics or diet?The key finding in a new Swedish study shows genes // and nutrition interact to contribute to cognitive problems in old age.Scientists have known of a gene associated with higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, and they have also known that low...

Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight

...thesize this connection is due to a combination of genetics and family environmental influences. Temperament was also found to affect the child's weight. Researchers suggest this may be due to parents feeding emotional children to reduce the frequency of tantrums instead of using non-food methods. Other sig...

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