Latest Caretaker gene Stories

2011-06-09 23:29:26

Mutations in genes essential to survival are behind so-called orphan diseases, explaining in part why these diseases are rare and often deadly.

2011-05-18 14:32:00

New research from North Carolina State University shows that a “gatekeeper” protein plays an important role in skin-cancer prevention in humans and lab mice.

2011-02-02 19:44:41

For several decades, researchers have been linking genetic mutations to diseases ranging from cancer to developmental abnormalities.

2011-01-18 22:25:41

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have brought cancer cells back under normal control — by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes.

2010-12-14 14:36:37

There are many mechanisms that alter the activity of genes – direct changes to the DNA code like mutations and deletions, or changes that control when genes are switched on and off, called epigenetic means.

2010-11-10 00:57:42

A gene thought to be responsible for initiating human cancer has been identified by researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

2010-11-02 08:09:11

With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year from colorectal cancer, it is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States.

2010-09-22 13:19:17

If you are more inclined to love thyself than thy neighbor, it could be your mother's fault.

2010-09-10 12:02:43

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified two genes whose mutations appear to be linked to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive forms of ovarian cancer.

2010-08-16 16:33:32

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have for the first time identified 12 genes that could be associated with aggressive breast tumors.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'