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Largest ever study of genetics of common diseases published today

... Control Consortium, the largest ever study of the genetics behind common diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoi...ch groups and 200 scientists in the field of human genetics from dozens of UK institutions. Over two years, they have analysed almost 10 billion pieces of genet...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...ty genes. The search revealed GAB2. Based on the genetics of this and other neuroscientific findings, resear...e hope that this study, along with the genome-wide genetics studies to come, will contribute to the clarification of Alzheimers risk factors and disease mechani...

Description of a gene implicated in the development of Fanconi anemia and predisposition to cancer

...e result is a step forward in the knowledge of the genetics and molecular biology of this disease which, although rare, is of important biomedical interest because the proteins that are implicated with it are also associated with different vital functions and cancer suppression. The work covers the molecular ...

Virus widely used in gene therapy research yields important clues to genomic instability

...kai, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular genetics and biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, recently established a novel method to isolate rAAV integration sites in non-dividing cells on a large scale. They have used this method to identify approximately 1,000 integration sites ...

Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...ssor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics and a researcher with the Ohio State human cancer genetics program. "It does not shut down the gene, but just lowers its expression somewhat. "Recently, man...

Understanding why C. difficile causes disease -- it's hungry

Researchers studying the genetics behind why C. difficile causes disease have come to a simple conclusion -- the bacteria do it because they are starving. That just might help them find a new treatment for what can sometimes be a very difficult disease to treat. "The genes respons...

Flexible genes allow ants to change destiny

...ce needs. "Our previous research suggested that genetics did indeed play a part in caste determination - bu... colonies are a model of social efficiency, yet if genetics ruled caste development, then this would be a very rigid - and therefore very inefficient - method o...

Nature surrenders flowery secrets to international team

...s paper outlines the mathematical model, molecular genetics and evolutionary processes that work together to create inflorescences as different as Forget-Me-Not and Snapdragon. "This is a unifying theory that provides an explanation for the diversity of inflorescences we see in nature," says Dr. Przemyslaw ...

Genome Canada, Gnome Qubec and Universit de Montral launch P3G Consortium and CARTaGENE Project

...collaboration and governance. "As our knowledge of genetics expands, so does the need for framework mechanisms...t, we are hoping to advance the frontiers of human genetics research in a way that respects both our values and our humanity." Professor Knoppers also oversee...

Study identifying alteration in gene associated with uterine cancer

...and a professor within the departments of surgery, genetics and obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine, and Dr. Pollock are planning additional studies to investigate whether two drugs currently in Phase I trials for other cancers inhibit endometrial cell growth in the laborator...

UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice

...Rybaczki-Bullard professor of ophthalmic molecular genetics in the College of Medicine and a member of the UF ...leber, Ph.D., a professor of molecular and medical genetics at Oregon Health & Science University who was not involved in the research. "This validates the conc...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

...limiting fiber quality and yield potential, narrow genetics makes them more susceptible to insects and disease." Gannaway and other scientists believe future progress in cotton breeding can only be achieved if sufficient genetic variability remains in global breeding stocks. The mission of the c...

Salmon tracking program expands to California

...cessful pilot program launched last year that used genetics to determine the river origin of Chinook salmon ca... tissue samples from fresh-caught salmon to an OSU genetics laboratory in Newport, Ore. Of that total, OSU geneticists were able to assign a probability of 90 ...

Do fruit flies have free will?

...and animals differ". The next step will be to use genetics to localize and understand the brain circuits responsible for the spontaneous behavior. This step could lead directly to the development of robots with the capacity for spontaneous nonrandom behavior and may help combating disorders leading to compro...

UCLA molecular biologists convert protein sequences into classical music

...graduate in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics who did the research as an honors thesis. "Many scientists like classical music," she noted. "Before I took a course from Dr. Miller, those two worlds were separate in my mind. To bridge the two is very rewarding. My piano teacher doesn't have a sc...

Joint research on poverty-related diseases

...her things to the areas of epidemiology, infection genetics and immunology. At the same time, by means of the approved projects, the DFG would like to make an effective, differentiated contribution to the organisation and expansion of research capacities on the African partner side. In this programme, which s...

2007 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award winner announced

...ts lie in the biological and social sciences, from genetics and stem cells to the psychology of addiction and crime. He is also a roving correspondent, having reported from countries including Cameroon, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Vietnam. His articles have won awards from the Association ...

UF scientists identify cancer virus' genetic targets

... Renne, Ph.D., an associate professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the College of Medicine and a ....D., a professor and interim chairman of molecular genetics and microbiology who oversaw the gene screening. "The most exciting thing was one of the most-target...

New petroleum-degrading bacteria found at Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles

...ia and their enzymes, Kim and Crowley analyzed the genetics of the bacteria extracted from the tar pits. To accomplish this, they first froze the tar with liquid nitrogen and then pulverized it into a powdery mixture using a mortar and pestle. This process allowed the researchers to extract DNA from bacteria...

Protein interactions targets for Huntington disease therapy

... Botas, associate professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM and a senior author of the paper. This could also be a way to look for and identify factors that modulate a number of proteins involved in other neurodegenerative disease. Modulating means that the interacting protein affects the deadly symp...

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