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New osteoarthritis genes discovered, paving way for new therapies

Mon, 19 Mar 18 00:11:20 -0700

In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered by scientists from the University of Sheffield and their collaborators.

Large-scale genetic study provides new insight into the causes of stroke

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:04:20 -0700

The largest genetic study of stroke so far has identified 22 new genetic risk factors, tripling the number of gene regions known to affect stroke risk.

Stroke research: 32 hits

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:05:40 -0700

Researchers have analyzed genetic data from half a million subjects in a search to identify the underlying causes of stroke, a complex vascular disease. Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich led the the huge collaborative Project.

Kansas State University researchers make breakthrough in glyphosate resistance in pigweeds

Mon, 12 Mar 18 00:09:00 -0700

Kansas State University researchers have discovered the mechanism by which pigweed develops resistance to glyphosate, a popular herbicide.

Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

Sun, 11 Mar 18 00:04:40 -0800

A new study published today suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes.

Genes play a role in empathy

Sun, 11 Mar 18 00:04:50 -0800

A new study led by scientists from the University of Cambridge, the Institut Pasteur, Paris Diderot University, the CNRS and the genetics company 23andMe suggests that our empathy is not just a result of our education and experience but is also partly influenced by genetic variations. These results will be published in the journal Translational Psychiatry on March 12, 2018.

'Filter' hones GWAS results to help researchers avoid dead ends

Mon, 05 Mar 18 00:02:20 -0800

A genetics research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine has solved a dilemma facing researchers who use genomewide association studies (GWAS) by developing a new approach that strategically 'filters' which genes are worth further study. The researchers hope this strategy will accelerate the study of diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and even addiction by helping researchers avoid 'dead-end paths.' They are optimistic that this strategy will gain widespread use and will save researchers time and money.

Genetics or lifestyle: What is it that shapes our microbiome?

Wed, 28 Feb 18 00:08:50 -0800

Some microbiome researchers had suggested that this variation begins with differences in our genes; but a large-scale study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science challenges this idea and provides evidence that the connection between microbiome and health may be even more important than we thought.

Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia

Tue, 27 Feb 18 00:00:10 -0800

Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.

Genetics makes Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengue

Fri, 23 Feb 18 00:03:30 -0800

As globalization and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health-University of Porto (i3S) identified gene variants common in people of Asian and European ancestry, making them more prone than those of African origin to developing severe dengue, which can lead to potentially fatal dengue shock syndrome.

Study finds racial differences in cure rates for Hepatitis C
In a large ethnically diverse group of patients seen at a community-based Veterans Affairs practice, cure rates for chronic hepatitis C were lower for African American individuals relative to White individuals, even when patients were receiving optimal therapies. The findings are published in Pharmacology Research