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2 hrs ago | Biology News Net
Neuroscientists have found that a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago may be key to humans' unique ability to produce and understand speech. Researchers from MIT and several European universities have shown that the human version of a gene called Foxp2 makes it easier to transform new experiences into routine procedures.
6 hrs ago | CiteULike
T lymphocyte activation by antigen conditions adaptive immune responses and immunopathologies, but we know little about its variation in humans and its genetic or environmental roots. We analyzed gene expression in CD4+ T cells during unbiased activation or in T helper 17 conditions from 348 healthy participants representing European, Asian, and African ancestries.
6 hrs ago | Science Daily
It has long been recognized that about four per cent of patients who are prescribed particular drugs for IBD go on to develop pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, which can be fatal. Now researchers have found that 17 percent of patients who have two copies of a particular genetic marker are likely to go on to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed thiopurine drugs.
7 hrs ago | University at Buffalo
From left: Michael Cain, vice president for health sciences and medical school dean, Steve Koury, research assistant professor, and Congressman Brian Higgins made the announcement at UB's Behling Simulation Center. Photo: Sandra Kicman "UB is to be applauded for winning this competitive grant and leading on forward thinking community partnerships that fill a real need both in terms of scientific discovery and developing the next generation of researchers."
12 hrs ago | The American Journal of Managed Care
Osteogenesis imperfecta , a skeletal disorder caused by mutations in type I collagen, exhibits structural and functional differences on a genotypic level that contribute to diverse phenotypes. Brendan Lee, MD, PhD, from the Baylor College of Medicine discussed the genetics of OI and homeostatic mechanisms in the skeleton at the 2014 American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Conference in Houston, Texas.
12 hrs ago | Psychology Today
Who is most likely to develop MCI? In this posting, we talk about five risk factors for MCI and what you can do about them. 1. Age - the older you are, the more likely you are to develop MCI.
13 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha
Response Genetics it has launched a new and innovative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Profile that merges rapid turnaround on National Comprehensive Cancer Network guideline markers with next-generation sequencing. When I covered the company in depth I had discussed that novel tests in the pipeline were being developed and could serve as a catalyst for the company.
14 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been linked with autism, according to a recent joint investigation by researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. In addition to suggesting better treatment options for people with Jacobsen syndrome, the finding also offers more clues into the genetic underpinnings of autism.
New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms. The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and treat schizophrenia, a mental illness that can be devastating when not adequately managed, says C. Robert Cloninger, co-author of the study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
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Primary open-angle glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Using genome-wide association single-nucleotide polymorphism data from the Glaucoma Genes and Environment study and National Eye Institute Glaucoma Human Genetics Collaboration comprising 3,108 cases and 3,430 controls, we assessed biologic pathways as annotated in the KEGG database for association with risk of POAG.
Prof. Mary-Claire King, one of the world's leading medical geneticists and a good friend of Israel, has won a prestigious award that often leads to the Nobel. She concedes that she was pretty good at math but not enough for a career as a theoretician, did not do well in laboratory work and lacked the drive and interest to become a physician.
New molecular genetics approaches have been developed over the past several years to study brain serotonin neuron development and the roles of 5-HT neurons in behavior and physiology. These approaches were enabled by manipulation of the gene encoding the Pet-1 ETS transcription factor whose expression in the brain is restricted to developing and adult 5-HT neurons.
Trends in genetics : TIG , Vol. 29, No. 10. , pp. 569-574, doi:10.1016/j.tig.2013.05.010 Housekeeping genes are involved in basic cell maintenance and, therefore, are expected to maintain constant expression levels in all cells and conditions.
Though staying up to date with these new treatments can be a daunting task, it is critical for both appropriate referral and proper patient education and retention. With advancements in the treatment of AMD, we can now slow the progression of and actually improve vision in cases of wet AMD.
When corn plants come under attack from a pathogen, they sometimes respond by killing their own cells near the site of the attack, committing "cell suicide" to thwart further damage from the attacker. This cell sacrifice can cause very small, often microscopic, spots or lesions on the plant.
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