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Early Warning Signs For Cognitive Decline
2013-09-10 13:25:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies have revealed readily-detectable, early-warning signs of cognitive impairment. One study from researchers at the University of California, Davis revealed that the degeneration of a small structure deep in the brain called the fornix provides early clues for the future onset of memory loss or dementia. The other study from the University of Toronto in Canada showed a new link between early-onset Parkinson's disease and a...

2013-01-03 18:09:50

Research out of the George Washington University (GW), published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals another piece of the puzzle in a genetic developmental disorder that causes behavioral diseases such as autism. Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and physiology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and director of the GW Institute for Neuroscience, along with post-doctoral fellow Daniel Meechan, Ph.D. and...

2012-08-24 00:38:02

The discovery of a 'switch' that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations in the severity of birth defects in children with DiGeorge syndrome. Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute made the discovery while investigating fetal development in an animal model of DiGeorge syndrome. DiGeorge syndrome affects approximately one in 4000 babies. Dr Anne Voss and Dr Tim Thomas led the study, with colleagues from the institute's...

2012-06-01 23:03:46

World-renowned Professionals Connect with Families July 6 — 10th in Orlando to Discuss Cutting-edge Trends & Treatments Matawan, NJ (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by chromosome 22q11.2 abnormalities through family and professional partnerships, is acting as the lead sponsor for The 8th Biennial International 22q11.2DS Conference in Orlando, FL,USA from July 6 -10th....

2012-01-23 21:58:16

Chromosome aberrations happen in pairs when it comes to cancer, TAU research finds A healthy genome is characterized by 23 pairs of chromosomes, and even a small change in this structure – such as an extra copy of a single chromosome – can lead to severe physical impairment. So it's no surprise that when it comes to cancer, chromosomal structure is frequently a contributing factor, says Prof. Ron Shamir of the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. Now...

2011-08-31 23:18:40

Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time, in a study published today in the journal Nature. The research shows that people with extra copies of certain genes are much more likely to be very skinny. In one in 2000 people, part of chromosome 16 is duplicated, making men 23 times and women five times more likely to be underweight. Each person normally has a copy of each chromosome from each parent, so we have two copies of each gene. But sometimes...

2010-08-25 07:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of a seminal discovery in cancer biology, Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the Philadelphia Chromosome Symposium: Past, Present and Future, on September 28, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the first genetic abnormality associated with cancer, and the first to lead to a targeted therapy for cancer. The symposium...

2010-07-29 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A genetics research team based at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia continues to discover recurrent translocations--places in which two chromosomes exchange pieces of themselves. As many as 1 in 600 persons carry balanced chromosome translocations, which involve no loss or gain of DNA. Most such people appear healthy, but may have a child with abnormal chromosome composition and disabilities resulting from disrupted, extra or missing...

2010-05-14 09:08:50

Research sheds light on early embryogenesis, genetic disease Chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome (also known as DiGeorge syndrome) is the most common human chromosome deletion syndrome, having an estimated incidence of at least one in 4,000 live births. It has a range of severity but a multisystem impact, with symptoms that may include congenital heart defects, immunologic and endocrine abnormalities, cleft palate, gastrointestinal problems, and neuropsychiatric abnormalities. Nearly...

2010-05-13 13:25:15

Research sheds light on prenatal heart formation, chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome Researchers studying the common genetic disorder chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified key proteins that act together to regulate early embryonic development. One protein is essential to life; in animal studies, embryos without the protein do not survive past the first few days of gestation. Although the findings do not currently affect treatments for chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome, they...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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