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2010-06-24 15:58:30

New research at the University of Leicester will use the latest genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 patients with heart disease.

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2010-06-15 10:55:57

Three genes that have barely been studied to date have now provided fresh knowledge about patients with suicidal backgrounds.

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2010-05-28 07:25:00

Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major birth defect, scientists have not previously identified the genes that give rise to it.

2010-05-04 15:33:25

Now a Mayo Clinic research team has identified a number of genetic variants in serotonin genes that impact irritable bowel syndrome or IBS.

2010-04-29 14:39:00

-- New Approach Also Specifies Results for Individual Patients -- PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In findings that may speed the search for disease-causing genes, a new study challenges the prevailing view that common diseases are usually caused by common gene variants (mutations).

2010-04-25 12:29:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cigarette smoking is a major cause of illness and death worldwide. But it is a complex behavior, and how much people smoke, how hard they find it to quit, and the impact of long-term smoking on health varies greatly among individuals.

2010-03-23 09:44:16

Grapes are one of the world's most economically important fruit crops, but the woody perennial takes three years to go from seed to fruit, and that makes traditional breeding expensive and time-consuming.

2010-03-19 10:41:45

Researchers are only beginning to understand how individual variation in gene regulation can have a lasting impact on one’s health and susceptibility to certain diseases.

2010-03-01 15:46:48

Alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex disease for which both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility.

2010-02-25 15:17:51

Researchers from the Ohio State University have developed a rapid, multiplexed genotyping method to identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that affect warfarin dose.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.