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Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

2012-09-10 11:07:14

Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett's oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time.

2012-09-04 23:22:57

A team of scientists led by a bone marrow transplant researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has shed new light on why most bone marrow transplant patients who receive tissue-matched cells from unrelated donors still suffer acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

Glioma Risk Increased With Genomic Variant
2012-08-27 09:11:49

Of the 6.4 billion nucleotides in the human genome, a single change from adenine to guanine at a specific location recently identified by geneticists can increase the odds of certain kinds of brain tumors by six times.

2012-08-14 11:57:24

Two papers that will appear in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, both receiving advance online release, may help identify gene variants that contribute to the risks of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or Tourette syndrome (TS).

2012-07-03 10:22:20

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center working with colleagues at three other institutions have validated a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of glioma, the most common and lethal type of brain tumor.

2012-06-12 11:46:35

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have developed a powerful visual analytical approach to explore genetic data, enabling scientists to identify novel patterns of information that could be crucial to human health.

2012-03-29 11:29:58

Farmers in the highlands of southern Ethiopia scratch out a subsistence living from the region's volcanic red clay.

2012-03-14 21:03:11

A large international study indicates that anti-inflammatory drugs may become a new tool for preventing and treating coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading global cause of death.

2012-02-09 23:40:11

How long does it take a fruit fly to emerge from a cold-induced coma?


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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