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Nine new X chromosome genes associated with learning disabilities

Nine new X chromosome genes associated with learning disabilities

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(PhysOrg.com) -- A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The international ...


Scientists discover genetic variant tied to increased stroke risk

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Millions of people have a genetic variant linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke, reports an international research team including scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in a study published ...


New insights into progressive hearing loss

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created Apr 12, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

In parallel studies in human and mouse, two groups of researchers have come to the same conclusion: that a new kind of gene is associated with progressive hearing loss. The new gene - called a microRNA - is a tiny fragment ...


New glaucoma research solves anthropological and medical puzzle

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Scientists studying a rare form of glaucoma have discovered why people in the disparate Roma communities are at greater risk of inheriting a condition leading to permanent blindness than other groups in the population.


New melanoma tumor suppressor gene uncovered

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created Mar 29, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (4) | comments 2

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have identified a gene that suppresses tumor growth in melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The finding is reported today in the journal Nature Genetics as part of a s ...


At risk for kidney disease? Check your genes

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created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 2 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Genetic differences can influence one's risk of developing proteinuria, a condition that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of ...


Scientists ID ten genes associated with a risk factor for sudden cardiac death

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created Mar 22, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- One minute, he's a strapping 40-year-old with an enviable cholesterol level, working out on his treadmill. The next, he's dead.


New therapeutic strategy could target toxic protein in most patients with Huntington's disease

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created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have designed tiny RNA molecules that shut off the gene that causes Huntington's disease without damaging that gene's healthy counterpart, which maintains the health and vitality ...


Gene discovery could lead to male contraceptive

Gene discovery could lead to male contraceptive

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created Apr 02, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

A newly discovered genetic abnormality that appears to prevent some men from conceiving children could be the key for developing a male contraceptive, according to University of Iowa researchers reporting ...


Search for blood pressure secrets reveals a surprising new syndrome

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created Mar 16, 2009 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (16) | comments 3

Yale researchers investigating the genetic causes of blood pressure variation have identified a previously undescribed syndrome associated with seizures, a lack of coordination, developmental delay and hearing loss.


Scientists identify gene linked to deadly disorder in newborns

Scientists identify gene linked to deadly disorder in newborns

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created Apr 01, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- After 12 years of searching, UCLA scientists have tracked down the first known gene mutation responsible for a heartbreaking disorder that kills newborn babies. Published in the April 1 online ...


Gene linked to lupus might explain gender difference in disease risk

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created Mar 30, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

In an international human genetic study, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a gene linked to the autoimmune disease lupus, and its location on the X chromosome might help explain why females are ...


Newly identified genetic variants found to increase breast cancer risk

Newly identified genetic variants found to increase breast cancer risk

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created Mar 30, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- A large-scale effort to identify genetic markers of breast cancer has uncovered two common genetic variants that increase risk of the disease in women of European ancestry.


Genetic embryo screening: Questions grow along with number of procedures

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created Apr 05, 2009 | popularity 1 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Karin Cohn carries a genetic defect that led a half-dozen members of her family to develop early breast or ovarian cancer. She firmly supports allowing families like hers to screen embryos for the defect to ensure no future ...


Altered gene can increase risk of schizophrenia

Altered gene can increase risk of schizophrenia

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created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rutgers geneticist Linda Brzustowicz and her colleagues have identified a specific DNA change that is likely to increase risk for developing schizophrenia in some people. It provides a potential ...




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