HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
'Survival' genes hold key to healthy brains in babies and the elderly

apies to help halt the progress of neurological diseases.

He added: "Our work also bears relevance to the potential harm that can befall an unborn baby if it is exposed to substances which suppress its brain activity, like alcohol, and certain drugs like Ketamine and PCP (Angel Dust). The brain cells of young, developing brains are particularly reliant on signals from these 'survival' genes, but these signals are suppressed if their mothers are taking drugs or drinking alcohol.

"This in turn can lead to serious health problems such as foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, which affects up to one per cent of live births in the UK and can cause mental retardation, behavioural problems and diminished growth. Some of this harm may be reduced or minimized if we know exactly how it is taking place."


'"/>

Contact: Linda Menzies
linda.menzies@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6382
University of Edinburgh
5-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Interaction of just 2 genes governs coloration patterns in mice
2. Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
3. Study finds gender differences in renal and other genes contributing to blood pressure
4. New databases put wings on search for bipolar risk genes
5. Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
6. Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered
7. Sour taste make you pucker? It may be in your genes
8. U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer
9. Rapid evolution of defense genes in plants may produce hybrid incompatibility
10. Alcohol abuse is in the genes
11. St. Jude study shows genes play an unexpected role in their own activation

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Survival genes hold key healthy brains babies and the elderly

(Date:9/1/2015)... , Sept. 1, 2015  Automation and ... during airport passenger screening. This is the first ... screening process will become unintrusive. An assortment of ... on voluntary background investigations will transform the passenger ... & Sullivan, Global Airport Passenger Screening Market ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends & ... The Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 3.64% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... , August 26, 2015 The ... and Five Factor), Application (Travel & Immigration, Government, Banking, ... Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, Multi-Factor Authentication ... 2020, growing at a CAGR of 17.7% between 2015 ... 82 F igures spread through 169 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process 2The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process 3The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process 4Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2014-2020) 2Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 2Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 3Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 5
(Date:9/2/2015)... ZIONA, Israel , September 2, 2015 ... BVXV) today announced the intent of the National Institute of ... Institutes of Health (NIH) within the Department of Health and ... to be held in the United States ... use of BiondVax,s universal flu vaccine candidate, Multimeric-001 (M-001), as ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Advancing in medical imaging processing technology has ... in ICU to 3D skull printing analysis for Neurosurgery, ONYX ZEUS all-in-one surgical ... simultaneous access to high precision medical images and electronic health records. , ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... will improve efficiency of their entire waste to energy process and continue to ... Gets a Major Upgrade , Temarry’s Waste to Energy process has been operating ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software ... ® version 13.0 at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2015. This latest version of the ... new capabilities. Screener now supports High Throughput Flow Cytometry (HT-Flow) and Drug Metabolism ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BiondVax Announces Intent to Launch a Phase 2 Trial in the United States in Collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health 2BiondVax Announces Intent to Launch a Phase 2 Trial in the United States in Collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health 3Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 2Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 3Temarry Recycling’s New $100,000 Waste to Energy Renovation 2New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 2New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 3New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 4
Cached News: