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Evolutionary History Of Cancer-related Gene Tracked By CNIO Study
2013-06-06 20:59:35

The study reveals how a genetic duplication that occurred millions of years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene, involved in cancer development

2013-06-06 18:27:15

Scientists at USC have unlocked the mystery of why new cases of the genetic disease Noonan Syndrome are so common: a mutation that causes the disease disproportionately increases a normal father’s production of sperm carrying the disease trait.

2013-06-04 23:30:00

In light of Angelina Jolie's recent mastectomy, Kwiksure examines the relationship between health insurance coverage and preventative cancer surgery. Hong

Port-Wine Stain Birthmark And Sturge-Weber Syndrome Tied By Gene
2013-05-12 09:49:26

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation they say is responsible for both port-wine stain birthmarks and a rare neurological condition known as Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Nearsightedness May Be Due To Genetic Mutation
2013-05-03 06:01:19

Researchers have discovered a link between nearsightedness and mutations in a gene partially responsible for the regulation of copper and oxygen levels in eye tissues, according to a paper published in Thursday’s edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.

2013-04-25 20:27:17

An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending on how it is altered.

2013-04-25 20:22:47

Cancer is typically thought to develop after genes gradually mutate over time, finally overwhelming the ability of a cell to control growth.

Researchers Buzzed Over Caffeine As Cancer-cell Killer
2013-04-19 12:13:18

UAlberta research team uses caffeine and fruit flies to pinpoint genetic pathways that guide DNA repair in cancer cells.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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