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Gene Mutation Responsible For Severe Form Of Epilepsy Identified
2012-02-24 06:02:48

Researchers at the University of Arizona have identified a previously unknown mutation in a sodium channel protein in the central nervous system as the likely cause of a severe form of epilepsy.

2012-02-16 13:05:09

For decades, researchers have sought a genetic explanation for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a weakening and enlargement of the heart that puts an estimated 1.6 million Americans at risk of heart failure each year.

2012-02-06 13:09:24

DNA sequencing to detect genetic mutations can aid in the diagnosis and selection of treatment for cancer.

2012-02-03 19:00:17

Many living organisms suffer from parasites, which use the hosts’ resources for their own purposes. The problem of parasitism occurs at all levels right down to the DNA scale.

2012-02-01 07:09:04

Your body talks. It tells you when you're hungry and it tells you when you're tired. The body's sleep-wake cycle is controlled by the hormone melatonin.

X Factor Determined Chimpanzee Development
2012-01-31 04:36:24

Genetic mutations that boost an individual’s adaptability have greater chances of getting through to X chromosomes – at least in chimpanzees, according to new Danish research.

2012-01-30 08:24:04

Researchers studying a rare, lethal childhood tumor of the brainstem discovered that nearly 80 percent of the tumors have mutations in genes not previously tied to cancer.

2012-01-30 08:07:57

A study published in Nature Genetics today has found new evidence for a link between the body clock hormone melatonin and type 2 diabetes.

2012-01-23 11:19:51

Analyzing all the genes of dozens of people suffering from a rare form of hypertension, Yale University researchers have discovered a new mechanism that regulates the blood pressure of all humans.

2012-01-19 13:50:35

An inherited mutation in a gene known as the guardian of the genome is likely the link between exploding chromosomes and some particularly aggressive types of cancer, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the University Hospital, all in Heidelberg, Germany, have discovered.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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