Latest Carole Ober Stories

2013-03-28 10:47:28

Interaction between gene and environment predicts disease onset About 90 percent of children with two copies of a common genetic variation and who wheezed when they caught a cold early in life went on to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study to be published March 28 by the New England Journal of Medicine. These children, all from families with a history of asthma or allergies, were nearly four times as likely to develop the disease as those who lacked the genetic variation and...

Study Finds Male Fertility Genes
2012-05-25 09:18:25

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report published in the American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) states that previously undiscovered male fertility genes were identified and the new findings provide more information regarding human production. The study, conducted by University of Chicago researchers, hopes to shine some light on the issue of male infertility. Much of the research on fertility has looked at studies dealing with infertile participants. Likewise, it is thought...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A team of researchers discovered a novel gene associated with asthma in African-Americans, according to this study. The findings are a promising first step for a new national scientific effort to hunt for the genetic roots of asthma. "We now have a really good handle on at least five genes that anyone would be comfortable saying are asthma risk loci," Carole Ober, PhD, co-chair of the EVE Consortium, senior author of the study, and Blum-Riese Professor of human...

2011-08-01 12:10:54

Discovers new asthma gene in African-Americans, replicates 4 others A new national collaboration of asthma genetics researchers has revealed a novel gene associated with the disease in African-Americans, according to a new scientific report. By pooling data from nine independent research groups looking for genes associated with asthma, the newly-created EVE Consortium identified a novel gene association specific to populations of African descent. In addition, the new study confirmed the...

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