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Genetics News From Medical News Today

Genetics uses information from one or two genes to explain a disease or condition, whereas genomics examines all of the genetic information to determine biological markers predisposing an individual to disease. This category includes news on DNA, genes, m

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Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Schizophrenia: Common amino acid could hold key, study finds

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PDT

A new in vivo study suggesting that a common amino acid is linked to schizophrenia brings hope that this discovery could lead to novel treatments.

Researchers discover fundamental pathology behind ALS

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a...

Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer.

Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to become human, but it comes at a price.

Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging disease

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lab-grown blood vessels provide platform for studying premature aging syndrome and other rare diseases.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Eating late at night may trigger a shift in our skin's circadian clock, making us more susceptible to skin damage caused by sun exposure.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a study reported in a recent issue of the journal mBio.

Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Brain-in-a-dish approach also showed two existing HIV drugs may be effective in rescuing mutated cells.

Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer.

Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Using 3-D organoids made from stem cells, scientists managed to uncover a six-step process by which hair grows and stimulated hair growth.

Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation - a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved...

Could vitamin B-3 be the answer to miscarriages and birth defects?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests.

Biological bypass shows promise in coronary artery disease

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new gene therapy that targets the heart and requires only one treatment session has been found safe for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a successful trial carried out in Finland.

Brain mapping uncovers neuronal differences

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds an innovative way to map the fine differences between neurons in the mammalian brain, examining DNA methylation in a mouse and a human.

Low-calorie diet may slow aging by 'rejuvenating biological clock'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Research on how aging alters the way that cells' circadian rhythm controls metabolism in mice may explain how a low-calorie diet keeps the body youthful.

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers have restored brain plasticity in the visual cortex of middle-aged mice to that of a younger state by manipulating a gene called Arc.

Study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don't respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop...

MRI reveals striking brain differences in people with genetic autism

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first major study of its kind, researchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new...

Alzheimer's disease: Targeting enzyme may reverse memory loss

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers discover how to block the enzyme HDAC2 to reverse memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's without disrupting other functions of the enzyme.

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death and could help medics develop new treatments as we move towards personalised medicine, say scientists...

Predicting TB's behavior

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Genetic drug resistance tests as good in gauging treatment outcome, death risk as traditional culture-based tests.

Side effect to blood pressure drugs is genetically determined for some patients, study finds

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Some patients may have a genetic risk of developing a serious side effect to a type of medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, research by clinicians and scientists at the University...