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Men and Women With Multiple Sclerosis Equally Transmit Genetic Risk to Kids

...doubt on the widely believed multiple gene mode of inheritance of susceptibility to MS," said Ebers. The study is published June 27, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology....

Nepal Meet to Plan for Future of Children Affected by HIV

...ildhood and education, of family support and their inheritance and the likelihood of placement in orphanages and institutions - which should be the last resort." According to the consultative meet, which ends Tuesday, more than 10 million children in South Asia are estimated to be affected by HIV. But the ac...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

...including alcoholism . Unfolding the pattern of inheritance is the primary step towards understanding them. Alcoholism is the compulsive consumption of alcoholic beverages. This dependence on alcohol cannot lay claim to a single cause and is believed to vary with social, emotional and hereditary factors. 5...

Bill on HIV/AIDS Delayed Further

...ultations. The bill also proposes protection of inheritance and property rights and recognises community-based alternatives to institutionalisation for vulnerable and affected children. ``Africa failed to address the problem of HIV infected children and now everyone there is paying for it. We can't take that ...

Rare Mutation Causes Early Heart Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

...ation of osteoporosis with CAD. By comparing the inheritance of CAD to the inheritance of each chromosome segment in the pedigree, the team narrowed the location of the disease-causing ge...

Gene Test to Spot Adults Who Might Get Diabetes

...d to the condition, which is caused both by family inheritance and lifestyle factors such as poor diet, obesity and smoking. The five variants are thought together to account for about 70 per cent of the genetic risk of type 2 diabetes, the form of the disease that generally strikes in adulthood. The findings ...

A Patented Device for Rapid Diagnosis of Diseases

... diagnoses of diseases associated with our genetic inheritance or with the malfunctioning of the mechanisms for the translation of our genetic code such as, possibly, the degenerative pathologies of Parkinsons and Alzheimer, amongst others, or of metabolic disorders. Another field of application of great interes...

President Urges to Avoid Discrimination Against AIDS Patients

... psychological distress, social ostracism, loss of inheritance and undergo severe physiological and social trauma. That being so, more focused attention need to be paid to women and children affected by AIDS. Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Minister for Health and Family Welfare in his address said “Increasingly, HIV/...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

...osed with lung cancer, and one of the strongest is inheritance of a gene variant, GSTM1 positive, which is more efficient than another allele type of the GSTM1 gene at detoxifying carcinogens. They found that patients with a null type at this gene were four times more likely to die within two years, as were ma...

Model Predicts Colon Cancer Inheritable Genetic Defects

...lyposis colorectal cancer, is characterized by the inheritance of defects in the MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 genes. These three genes help repair mismatches that can occur during the duplication of the genetic code when new cells are made, and are known as mismatch repair (MMR) genes. Of the projected 600,000 MMR mutati...

Researchers Uncover Gene That Raises Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

...by combining HLA-DR and HLA-DQ genetic typing with inheritance of other genes in the HLA region of chromosome 6. This research indicates an unexpected genetic determination of type 1 diabetes with a major unknown genetic locus and suggests that future research should concentrate on defining the additional genes ...

New Study To Identify Osteoporosis Genes

...ondition themselves. This appears to be due to the inheritance of genes that predispose them to reduced bone mineral density. The people of Orkney have been specifically selected by the Edinburgh team because the population is both isolated and stable, and specific genes will be easier to track down and identif...

Multiple Sclerosis in Genetically Susceptible Twins is Augmented by Northern Environment

...emale identical twins, implying that mechanisms of inheritance are probably identical by sex. In other words, genetic susceptibility trumps the traditional bias against MS in most males. Northern residence also contributed significantly to earlier onset of the disease. The researchers suggest that an early ons...

Bipolar Disorder Not Being Accurately Diagnosed By Doctors In UK

...d Clinical Excellence (Nice), while explaining the inheritance of the disorder has published its first guidelines as to how to go about identifying, treating, and managing the condition in adults and children. It has been reported that half a million people in England and Wales that accounts for almost 1% of the...

Women Unaware Of Breast Cancer History On Paternal Family Side

...lead to a conflict with current thinking about the inheritance of breast cancer risk. Alternatively, excessive reporting of maternal cancers could have affected the data, but earlier studies of family history indicate that breast cancer reporting tends to be accurate. Finally, men may not be aware of familial br...

Kenyan Women Six Times More Likely To Be HIV Positive Than Kenyan Men

...IDS report said that practices like polygamy, wife inheritance (where a widow is forced to marry to her dead husband's brother even if he died of AIDS) as well as early marriage were the main reasons for the spread of AIDS. Myths like having sex with virgins cure HIV are rife in the country and provide an excu...

In-Vivo Gene Therapy Technique to Cure XSCID in Basset Pups

...ID affects one in 100,000 boys, resulting from the inheritance of a faulty gene on one of the mother's X-chromosomes. It often proves fatal before the child's first birthday. The disease first came to public attention in the late 1970s with the ‘Bubble Boy,’ David Vetter, who lived his entire life in a steril...

Women With Breast Cancer Can Now USE IVF To Spare Their Daughters

...and BRCA2 genes to spare their daughters a genetic inheritance that confers an 80 per cent lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. The move, which also applies to a third gene that predisposes to bowel cancer, has also won the backing of the watchdog’s ethics and law committee, and is expected to be confirmed...

Neglect of the Elderly by the Community

...s only £45.70 a week. Wanless says that abolishing inheritance tax on legacies to family carers would be an obvious start; in that way the family home would indeed pay for the care of the old, within the family....

Gene Therapy Helps To Cure 'Incurable' Illness

...other such chronic and incurable conditions due to inheritance of defective genes. These cutting-edge techniques have mainly been used in the past to help sick children. Dorothee von Laer, gene therapy coordinator at the Georg Speyer laboratory in Frankfurt, said two males, aged 25 and 26, had been treated for a...

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