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2013-04-15 14:04:09

The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Population Health researcher Kira Taylor, PhD, and her team today (April 14, 2013), published their findings in Nature Genetics. The study involved more than 70,000 men and women of...

2013-04-15 12:00:25

Findings pinpoint 14 genetic targets in humans that may provide insight for the treatment of cardiovascular disease Through a collaborative genome-wide study on individuals, researchers have discovered 14 new genetic variations that are associated with heart rate. Since heart rate is a marker of cardiovascular health, these findings could provide a better understanding of genetic regulation of heart beat and is a first step towards identifying targets for new drugs to treat cardiovascular...

2013-02-07 15:01:03

Researchers led by biostatistician Andrea Foulkes have applied sophisticated statistical tools to existing large databases to reveal substantial new information about genes that cause such conditions as high cholesterol linked to heart disease Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered. Now researchers at the University of Massachusetts...

2013-02-01 13:21:09

An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke. By exploring the genetic variants linked with blood clotting — a process that can lead to a stroke — scientists have discovered a gene which is associated with large vessel and cardioembolic stroke but has no connection to small vessel stroke. Published...

Behcet’s Disease Has Genetic Link To Ancient Silk Road Trade Route
2013-01-07 10:42:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers continuing the study of the human genome have mapped out four new regions that are associated with a painful and often dangerous condition–Behcet´s disease–found in people with a lineage to ancestors along the Silk Road. The Silk Road was used as an important trade route for nearly 2,000 years, linking the Far East and Europe. But along with the trade of goods and cultures, also came the exchange of...

2012-12-03 17:10:26

Fifteen new genetic regions associated with coronary artery disease have been identified by a large, international consortium of scientists – including researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine – taking a significant step forward in understanding the root causes of this deadly disease. The new research brings the total number of validated genetic links with heart disease discovered through genome-wide association studies to 46. Coronary artery disease is the...

2012-11-09 11:16:22

Research presented at American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting, Nov. 6 to 10, San Francisco About 10.6% of the inherited genetic risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD) can be explained by specific DNA variations, according to research reported today at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting. The research, conducted by scientists in the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D consortium, pinpointed 20 previously unidentified mutations during a two-stage meta-analysis of 63,746...

Five Genes That Determine Facial Shapes Discovered
2012-09-14 10:01:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have ever stared at yourself in the bathroom mirror wondering why your face looks the way it does, then this story is for you. Researchers have discovered five genes that determine human facial shapes, and understanding these genes could one day provide valuable data about a person´s appearance, relying on DNA alone; in fact it could prove very valuable for forensics. Previously, there has been no known information...

2012-08-14 11:57:24

Two papers that will appear in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, both receiving advance online release, may help identify gene variants that contribute to the risks of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or Tourette syndrome (TS). Both multi-institutional studies were led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators, and both are the first genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in the largest groups of individuals affected by the conditions. "Previous studies of these...


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