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Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

... Glasgow University and Baylor College of Medicine uncover 2 previously unidentified regulators of SCC development, providing insights into the development of this potentially lethal disease. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of nonmelanoma skin cancer, which is the most common type of human maligna...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...hers used a method called X-ray crystallography to uncover TEP1s three-dimensional structure. It was found that the genetic differences between mosquitoes resistant to or susceptible to malarial parasite manifest mainly in a region of the TEP1 protein called the warhead, the portion that grabs the parasit...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

... and beverages, just as recent gene studies helped uncover receptors for sweet and bitter taste. Scientists have long known that sour taste is stimulated by acids in foods and beverages. In fact, the word acid is derived from the Latin 'acidus,' meaning sour. However, we still do not completely understand ...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...hey concluded that future research is necessary to uncover further relationships between this studys findings and accelerated aging processes in COPD, which might then be avoided....

New Study That Small Amount of Teenagers Drinks on a Regular Basis

...problem is getting worse. This years survey also uncover that nearly 50% who drank alcohol declared they drank at home when parents were in or at functions with family and friends. Prior this year the charity Alcohol Concern called for the action of parents who gave alcohol to children yet a consequent stu...

Cataloging the Structural Variations in Human Genetics

A major new effort to uncover the medium- and large-scale genetic differences be...on. The ends of the segments are then sequenced to uncover evidence of structural variation. Whenever such evidence is found, the entire DNA segment is sequenc...

Mutant Parasites, Unable to Infect Hosts, Highlight Virulence Genes

...rtant," Knoll says. The broad approach helped them uncover dozens of genes - many of them previously unknown - that may provide new clues about how parasites like Toxoplasma and those that cause malaria, African sleeping sickness and water-borne diarrheal illnesses infect their hosts. "This screen highligh...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

...e sequencing of the human genome are being used to uncover new strategies for treating genetic human disease, said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. This work also underscores the value of animal models in learning more about the pathways involved in human disease and how to target therapies tha...

Advanced Scientific Brings Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

...ation of calcium around tumors while the MRI scans uncover an abnormal growth of blood vessels.While MRI tests appeared to be more effective, "more research is necessary before we can make specific recommendations about the use of breast MRI for DCIS (preinvasive breast cancer) in clinical practice," said Ch...

DNA Link to a Lost Colony

Researchers believe that they will able to uncover the fate of the lost colony with the use of DNA. The Lost colony vanished after more than 100 people settled on the Roanoke Island in 1587. Researchers using different methods like genealogy, deeds and historical narratives have gathered around 16...

US Doctors 're-evaluating' Conjoined Twin Surgery

...he 50-member medical team were still attempting to uncover the cause of the brain swelling in the dominant twin, Anastasia, which halted the first of what was to be a series of surgeries on Wednesday. The top of Tatiana's head is fused to the back of her sister's head, in a rare medical disorder known as ...

Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

...e-wide association studies offer a powerful way to uncover the genetic variations that contribute to diabetes, as well as other common conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease, cancer and mental illnesses," Dr. Boehnke said. "Once susceptibility genes are identified, researchers then can use this...

Gene Behind Breast Cancer Found

...st cancer. The discovery also makes it possible to uncover breast cancer in women who have a predisposition for Saethre-Chotzen malformation syndrome," says G?ran Stenman. By detailed mapping of families with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, the G?teborg scientists have now found that women with this syndrome hav...

Research Explores Chiropractic's Effect on Diabetes

... and only further research and investigations will uncover these answers." Source-Newswise...

Good Oral Health Practices Should Begin in Infancy

...child with "smile" insurance. Routine dental exams uncover problems that can be treated in the early stages, when damage is minimal and restorations may be small. When necessary, dental radiographs (X-rays) are taken to see how the teeth are developing and to spot hidden decay. Early Childhood Caries (Bab...

Prozac-popping Elders at Higher Risk of Fractures

...ersity in Omaha, Neb. Heaney says that to really uncover the role SSRIs may play in fractures, a study would have to compare depressed patients taking SSRIs with depressed patients taking other medications. "Then you could see if it was the depression causing the fractures or if it were the SSRIs. It may n...

Scientists Map Key Landmarks in Human Genome

...t the human genome// . The mapping tool could help uncover important clues for understanding and diagnosing cancer and other diseases, the scientists say. Moreover, it may shed light on the role of nucleosomes in the process of "reprogramming" an adult cell to its original embryonic state, which is a critica...

Researchers Looking for Genes That Control the Brain

...stitutes a ‘normal’ brain. That makes it harder to uncover what’s gone awry in people suffering// from mental illness and other brain-associated disorders, and ultimately, it often leaves physicians treating symptoms rather than causes of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia,...

Potential Key to Brain Blood-Flow Disorders Explored by Scientists

...he signaling mechanism. The teams next needed to uncover how the muscle cells responsible for determining blood flow in the blood vessel sense an increase in external potassium. To do this, Nelson and his colleagues focused on a potassium-sensitive protein expressed in smooth muscle cells called the inward...

Gender Of Children May Be Linked To Risk Of Prostate Cancer

...her parts of the world is needed "We also need to uncover exactly what it is about the Y chromosome, which only men have, that might make men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer also more likely to have fathered girls rather than boys. "In the meantime no-one should rush off with the idea that girls gi...

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