Latest Public health genomics Stories

2014-05-12 13:49:54

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute New atlas of molecules paves the way for improved understanding of metabolic diseases In the most comprehensive exploration of the association between genetic variation and human metabolism, researchers have provided unprecedented insights into how genetic variants influence complex disease and drug response through metabolic pathways. The team has linked 145 genetic regions with more than 400 molecules involved in human metabolism in human blood. This...

2014-03-27 23:04:00

'Striking result' may lead to new treatments. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a key gene variation linked to an increased risk of stroke. The discovery comes as part of a breakthrough in the understanding of what causes some people to produce too much homocysteine, an amino acid associated with stroke, cancer, dementia, hardening of the arteries and other diseases. As part of their work, the...

Researchers Discover Underlying Genetics Tied To Increased Risk For Stroke And Cardiovascular Disease
2014-03-21 10:26:43

NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute NIH-funded findings point to new potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the...

Missing Risk In Cancer Genetics
2014-02-16 05:21:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If a combination of genetic variants are at least partially responsible for a person’s susceptibility to common diseases, then why has research to look for those genetic causes only successfully explained a fraction of the heritable risk of developing them? That’s the question that the authors of a new PLOS Genetics study set out to answer. The study, which was led by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR),...

2014-01-09 12:26:51

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center (NYGC) announced that New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed in his State of the State address Wednesday afternoon a $105 million partnership between the NYGC and the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research, enabling genetic discoveries that will potentially save lives by transforming how health care impacts patients. Governor Cuomo's commitment to vastly enhancing the genomic medicine...

2013-02-07 15:01:03

Researchers led by biostatistician Andrea Foulkes have applied sophisticated statistical tools to existing large databases to reveal substantial new information about genes that cause such conditions as high cholesterol linked to heart disease Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered. Now researchers at the University of Massachusetts...

2012-12-03 16:01:30

Largest coronary artery disease study to date identifies many new genetic regions associated with risk of heart attacks In the largest genetic study of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) to date, researchers from the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium report the identification of 15 genetic regions newly associated with the disease, bringing to 46 the number of regions associated with CAD risk. The team identified a further 104 independent genetic variants that are very likely to be associated...

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