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2011-09-21 15:09:44

In most cases of diabetes, various genes and environmental factors are involved. Not in monogenic diabetes, where the causes are mutations in just a single gene. Between 25 % and 45 % of family members or patients with monogenic diabetes do not present alterations in any of the genes that have been put forward to date as possible causes, and so new candidate genes have had to be identified. Biochemist Ms Intza Garin has made advances in this direction, in a thesis defended at the University...

2008-08-05 18:00:09

By Kevin Leibrock, Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, Ind. Aug. 5--DANVILLE -- Nearly one out of every 12 Americans has diabetes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many people -- including 27-year-old John Colvin -- living with the treatable disease has become routine. The Hume, Ill., native was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at eight weeks of age, but began seeing Danville-based specialist Dr. Samuel Wentworth as an 8-year-old to check his...

2005-08-11 19:20:00

BOSTON - Using the newest DNA chip technology, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered a new gene implicated in the cause of type 2 diabetes. In a new study appearing in the August 12 issue of the journal Cell, the investigators first identified genes that were altered in their level of expression in islets isolated from people with type 2 diabetes. The researchers then went on to show that when they created a defect in one of these genes called ARNT in mice, the mice developed...


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