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2011-09-29 22:56:26

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

2011-09-21 20:50:46

Knowledge about the biological origin of diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment. In an effort to push the field forward, three UCLA researchers, along with scientists from more than 20 countries, have been taking part in one of the largest collaborative efforts in psychiatry – a genome-wide study involving more than 50,000 study participants aimed at identifying which genetic variants make people...

2011-09-12 05:17:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--- According to the CDC, the number of people living with asthma in the U.S Grew by 4.3 million from the years 2001 to 2009. That means 1 in 12 individuals are suffering from this disease and the numbers continue to rise. However, a new study may lead to help for the many people who are living with asthma. Although asthma is a common disease amongst many, the actual causes of asthma remain a mystery. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have recently identified some...

Genetic Regulators Of High Blood Pressure Discovered
2011-09-12 05:00:04

  An international team of researchers revealed on Sunday that they had discovered multiple DNA sequence variations which could influence hypertension, also known as or high blood pressure. According to a September 11 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions press release, the study of more than 200,000 subjects from around the globe helped scientists pinpoint 29 different genes which could influence blood pressure. These sequence variations, which can be found in locations across the...

2011-08-29 12:02:23

An international team of researchers led by Imperial College London has identified six new genetic variants associated with type-2 diabetes in South Asians. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, give scientists new leads in the search for diagnostic markers and drug targets to prevent and treat this major disease. People of South Asian ancestry are up to four times more likely than Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Around...

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 12:12:26

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population. The findings appear in Nature Genetics and derive from a genome-wide study of 4836 Japanese individuals. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people suffer from bronchial asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease...

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...

2011-07-31 12:35:01

Tokyo, Aug 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population. The findings appear in Nature Genetics and derive from a genome-wide study of 4836 Japanese individuals.Around the world, hundreds of millions of people suffer from bronchial...

2011-07-01 13:00:09

NIH media availability WHAT: A trio of large-scale genome-wide association studies, or GWAS, have identified more than 15 gene variants responsible for the diversity of white blood cell counts among whites, African-Americans, and Japanese. Supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, each study examined the genomes of tens of thousands of people. Combined, the studies offer the first comprehensive analysis into why some people, and some populations, have more or fewer white blood...


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