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2014-03-26 11:31:04

A new international study has revealed how genetics could explain why different environmental exposures can trigger the onset of different forms of rheumatoid arthritis. A team at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester, part of a large international consortium involving scientists from across 15 academic institutions, believe their findings could have important implication for the way that rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed and treated....

2012-06-16 00:45:57

University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have reported two high-signal genetic markers correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD) that should help define genetic fingerprints that can signal an increased risk of developing the disease. The results also offer biological and clinical data supporting future research into the genetic markers and their relationship to CAD, a condition that impacts more than 13 million Americans each year. The research, led by Weihong...

2012-01-26 11:45:37

A new study, using genetic analysis to look for clues about human migration over sixty thousand years ago, suggests that the first modern humans settled in Arabia on their way from the Horn of Africa to the rest of the world. Led by the University of Leeds and the University of Porto in Portugal, the study is published today in American Journal of Human Genetics and provides intriguing insight into the earliest stages of modern human migration, say the researchers. "A major unanswered...

2012-01-26 11:39:10

The timing and pattern of the migration of early modern humans has been a source of much debate and research. Now, a new study uses genetic analysis to look for clues about the migration of the first modern humans who moved out of Africa more than 60,000 years ago. The research, published January 26 by Cell Press in the American Journal of Human Genetics, the official journal of the American Society of Human Genetics, provides intriguing insight into the earliest stages of human migration and...

Possible Genetic Cause Of Myopia Discovered
2011-09-02 05:43:51

  Researchers at a university in Israel claim to have discovered the genetic defect that results in myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness. A team of scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), led by Professor Ohad Birk, report that they discovered a mutation occurring in LEPREL1, a protein-coding gene type, "specifically causes myopia," according to a Thursday press release from the school. The research was completed at BGU's Morris Kahn Laboratory of...

2011-08-17 00:00:03

World's top genetic scientists to present latest research findings at ICHG/ASHG 2011 Meeting, on October 11-15, at Montreal Convention Center Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 The world's top scientists and clinicians in the human genetics field will gather in Montreal, Canada, to present their latest research findings at the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics / 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, which will be held on October 11-15, 2011, in...

2011-06-09 15:19:55

For tens of thousands of years, the genomes of malaria parasites and humans have been at war with one another. Now, University of Pennsylvania geneticists, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have developed a new picture of one way that the human genome has fought back. The international team was led by Sarah Tishkoff, a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with appointments in the genetics department in Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and the biology department of...

2011-03-18 16:46:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The late Dr. Charles J. Epstein, MD, FACMG, Founding Fellow and Past President of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) is the 2011 recipient of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award it was announced at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110318/DC68062) Dr. Epstein, who lost his battle with...

2011-03-17 00:00:00

Dr. Stephen T. Warren Receives 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A world-renowned fragile X syndrome researcher, who was the first to identify the long-sought genetic abnormality responsible for this disorder, will be honored by the March of Dimes. Stephen T. Warren, PhD, the William Patterson Timmie Professor of Human Genetics and Charles Howard Candler chair of the Department of Human Genetics, as well as...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.