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Increased Genetic Change In Regions Of Genome Instability Linked To Autism
2013-04-03 15:34:58

Penn State Science – Eberly College of Science Children with autism have increased levels of genetic change in regions of the genome prone to DNA rearrangements, so called "hotspots," according to a research discovery to be published in the print edition of the journal Human Molecular Genetics. The research indicates that these genetic changes come in the form of an excess of duplicated DNA segments in hotspot regions and may affect the chances that a child will develop autism -- a...

Autism Risk Linked To Men Who Father Kids Later In Life
2013-03-21 13:42:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found that men who have children later in life are more likely to have grandchildren with autism. According to the team´s report in JAMA Psychiatry, older men may inadvertently pass on ℠silent mutations´ that increase the risk of disease in their grandchildren. These mutations have no apparent impact on the fathers' own children, but there may be a cumulative interactive effect...

2013-03-18 12:12:49

Tool lets any clinician contribute information about patients for analysis A new online database combining symptoms, family history and genetic sequencing information is speeding the search for diseases caused by a single rogue gene. As described in an article in the May issue of Human Mutation, the database, known as PhenoDB, enables any clinician to document cases of unusual genetic diseases for analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or the Baylor...

2013-03-18 10:56:41

The following research from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is being presented at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), March 16-23, 2013, in San Diego. For additional information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Karin Eskenazi at 212-342-0508 or ket2116@columbia.edu, or Christina Stolfo at 212-305-5587 or chs9135@nyp.org ORAL PRESENTATIONS Deoxypyrimidine Monophosphates Treatment for Thymidine Kinase 2...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.