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Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...iness. 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 air quality, and ...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...ted between ethnic groups to account for different susceptibility to some diseases, said Rinker. In MS, recent genetic studies have begun to identify certain genes which may explain why African Americans experience more disability, but the products of these genes and the mechanism of their effects remain unknown...

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...ur results suggest that elevated CO2 increased the susceptibility of soybean to invasive insects by down-regulating ... field conditions, elevated CO2 not only increased susceptibility of soybean to herbivory by the invasive species Japanese beetle, but also enhanced the performance o...

Genetic Marker That Increases Colon Cancer Risk Discovered

...ars. "The specific genetic cause for this joint susceptibility to three different cancers has not yet been discovered, but several groups are working to close in on the mechanism that might cause these cancers," Gruber said. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of Cancer Biology and Thera...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

... diseases such as diabetes or cancer is to predict susceptibility and begin preventive treatment before the onset of the disease. Designing preventive screening programmes with the doctor will allow people to be in charge of their own health. Therefore, pharmacogenomics testing is seen to have tremendous market val...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...he says. The specific genetic cause for this joint susceptibility to three different cancers has not yet been discov...entative manner. Unraveling the mysteries of the susceptibility to disease is moving rapidly since the publication of the complete sequence of the human genome in 2...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...efit of a reduced rate of ageing."This could imply susceptibility to fewer age-related diseases such as heart disease or osteoporosis, for example. Further studies are needed." Since moles disappear with age Bataille's team looked at their relationship with telomere length, a good biological indicator of an indi...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...ein that is involved in pulmonary inflammation and susceptibility to COPD. Everyone has two copies of the gene, one inherited from each parent. The investigation suggests that having two copies of 1112T in the IL-13 gene is linked with a more profound adverse effect of cigarette smoking on lung function. Study ...

Genetic Variation in Some Smokers Increases Chances of Developing COPD

...ein that is involved in pulmonary inflammation and susceptibility to COPD. Everyone has two copies of the gene, one inherited from each parent. The investigation suggests that having two copies of -1112T in the IL-13 gene is associated with a more profound adverse effect of cigarette smoking on lung function. ...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...ave never had one; partly explain differences in susceptibility to infection in the two racial groups, based upon the relative frequency of different kinds of bacterial communities in women. Forney also said differences in the kinds of bacteria normally present in the vagina might mean that vaginal odor is nor...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

...r the increasing severity of illness and therefore susceptibility to infection among hospitalized patients in the Un...r the increasing severity of illness and therefore susceptibility to infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. Heightened awareness of the increasi...

Gene Linked With Restless Leg Syndrome Spotted Out

...factors that appear necessary to translate genetic susceptibility into RLS symptoms," he said. Dr. Rye also said that there isnt much information available on the gene variant. "Additional work will be required to translate this knowledge into a plausible mechanism and, in turn, more rational and better treatmen...

Genetic Variation may Increase Premenstrual Depression Risk

...ay explain part of the variance among women in the susceptibility to developing this mood disorder. Studies have shown that PMDD is characterized by abnormal sensitivity to reproductive steroids like estrogen. As a receptor for the hormone that can trigger the onset of PMDD symptoms, ESR1 has clear physiologic rele...

Solving Puzzles Could Boost Brain Power

...prove sensory processing by reducing older adults' susceptibility to distracting stimuli," Mozolic said. Crossword puzzles, sudoku and similar highly focused task could help us keep our minds young, the study suggests....

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

...e the first to identify a gene that influences the susceptibility for otosclerosis", said Thys. "And, as further evidence, we were also able to show that a more active variant of this gene is protective against the disease," she added....

Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination

...ave identified common DNA variations that underlie susceptibility to fever after smallpox vaccination. Most of the eight genetic alterations the scientists identified increased the likelihood of fever after smallpox vaccination. A few, however, reduced fever risk. The studys results raise the possibility the sam...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...e mercury was administered, and his or her genetic susceptibility were more relevant issues, he argued. In order to win their case, it seems likely that Cedillos will have to convince the three special masters -- the judges, in effect, in the special "vaccine court" at the U.S. Court of Claims -- of the reliability...

Food Supplement to Combat Alzheimers Disease

...ook into account which of the patients carried the susceptibility gene APOE 4 and which did not, an appreciable difference appeared. Carriers of the gene who had received active treatment responded positively to the omega-3 as regards agitation symptoms, while non-bearers of the gene showed an improvement in dep...

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

...dely 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....

Alteon Initiates Phase 2 Trial of ALT-2074 in Diabetes and Haptoglobin 2-2

...he combination of diabetes and Hp2-2 increases the susceptibility of patients to a defect in their cholesterol metabolism, which may promote atherosclerosis, and to a weakness in their antioxidant defense, so essential to the human body when oxygen is less available (during a heart attack for example). Targeting ...

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