Genetics

Gene may cause retardation of Down’s syndrome
Jul 07 06

A gene mutation that shrinks brain cells may be responsible for the mental retardation of Down’s syndrome, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

The finding… Gene may cause retardation of Down’s syndrome   

 

New diagnostic approach for carriers of recessive genetic disorders
Jul 04 06

Scientists Vivian Cheung and Warren Ewens from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new approach for the diagnosis of medical disorders that are… New diagnostic approach for carriers of recessive genetic disorders   

 

Researchers identify gene used to recognize pathogens
Jun 22 06

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a gene in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito’s DNA that is central to… Researchers identify gene used to recognize pathogens   

 

Scientists watch the behavior of a single gene in real time
Jun 15 06

Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have observed for the first time that gene expression can occur in the… Scientists watch the behavior of a single gene in real time   

 

Progress in Gene Therapy for Immune Deficiency Diseases
Jun 01 06

A study showing that gene therapy may provide some benefit to certain older X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID) patients, who remain significantly immunodeficient after… Progress in Gene Therapy for Immune Deficiency Diseases   

 

First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way
Apr 17 06

The clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) tests the safety and effectiveness of a therapy that was developed over two decades by scientists… First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way   

 

Gene key to infection-fighting immune cells identified
Apr 03 06

Every time the human body encounters a virus, bacteria or other infectious agent, immune cells called B-lymphocytes multiply in lymph nodes and then swing… Gene key to infection-fighting immune cells identified   

 

First U.S. Trial of DMD Gene Therapy Under Way
Mar 29 06

The first U.S. human gene therapy trial directed at Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) was launched yesterday at Columbus (Ohio) Children’s Hospital, the Muscular Dystrophy… First U.S. Trial of DMD Gene Therapy Under Way   

 

Genetic differences between males and females might be evened out at the rim of the nucleus
Mar 21 06

Recent research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) reveals new insights into how cells achieve equality between the sexes.

A new link discovered… Genetic differences between males and females might be evened out at the rim of the nucleus   

 

Gene regulation separates humans from chimps
Mar 09 06

How can humans and chimpanzees, who share about 99 percent of the same genes be so different?

Scientists in the United States and Australia… Gene regulation separates humans from chimps   

 

Cell growth and cell division genes identified
Feb 23 06

A recent study shows that hundreds of genes contribute to cell growth and cell division. For the first time these genes, many of which… Cell growth and cell division genes identified   

 

Genome data may contain small but significant errors
Feb 17 06

Since the genome sequence of the bacterial pathogen Haemophilus influenzae was published in 1995, the genetic code of many other large, complex, medically, and… Genome data may contain small but significant errors   

 

Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Gene Therapy
Feb 16 06

While gene therapy continues to be a promising area of medicine, a major drawback of this kind of treatment can spell failure for… Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Gene Therapy   

 

Less Is More, Gene Study Shows
Feb 14 06

Humans and chimps share most of their genes, yet they differ dramatically in many ways -their walk, the sizes of their brains and their… Less Is More, Gene Study Shows   

 

60 new genes controlled by regulatory sequences
Feb 03 06

Researchers worldwide are seeking to define ancient sections of our genetic code that may soon be as important to medical science as genes.

A… 60 new genes controlled by regulatory sequences   

 

Treatment of Down Syndrome in Mice Restores Nerve Growth in Cerebellum
Jan 24 06


Researchers at Johns Hopkins restored the normal growth of specific nerve cells in the cerebellum of mouse models of Down syndrome (DS) that were… Treatment of Down Syndrome in Mice Restores Nerve Growth in Cerebellum   

 

Discovery of gene that causes Meckel-Gruber syndrome
Jan 23 06


The discovery of a gene that causes a rare, inherited and always fatal disorder, Meckel-Gruber (MKS) syndrome, may provide researchers with the common thread… Discovery of gene that causes Meckel-Gruber syndrome   

 

New gene therapy maybe useful for treating muscular dystrophy
Dec 29 05

A new gene therapy technique that has shown promise in skin disease and hemophilia might one day be useful for treating muscular dystrophy, according… New gene therapy maybe useful for treating muscular dystrophy   

 

Dog gene map may help understand human disease
Dec 09 05


How can a Chihuahua and a Doberman belong to the same species? A detailed analysis of the dog genome answers these questions and will… Dog gene map may help understand human disease   

 

TLR4 Gene Found to Protect Against Tumor Development
Dec 07 05

A new study finds that a gene which plays an important role in immune function, known as toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), may also play… TLR4 Gene Found to Protect Against Tumor Development   

 

UNMC Researcher Instrumental in Development of New Gene Chip
Nov 30 05

A University of Nebraska Medical Center research team has been instrumental in developing a new gene chip that will greatly enhance scientists’ ability to… UNMC Researcher Instrumental in Development of New Gene Chip   

 

Genes affect patriotism
Nov 16 05

Research showing how genes affect group loyalty and patriotism was published in the October 2005 issue of Nations and Nationalism, an… Genes affect patriotism   

 

Anti-aging hormone called Klotho actions explained
Nov 07 05

Scientists recently discovered an anti-aging hormone called Klotho. Now, a new study shows that this protein acts by increasing the cell’s ability to detoxify… Anti-aging hormone called Klotho actions explained   

 

Gene map shows what makes us different from chimps
Aug 31 05

What makes a human different from a chimpanzee? Not much, but the little genetic differences clearly count for a lot, said scientists who have… Gene map shows what makes us different from chimps   

 

Findings shed light on why identical twins differ
Jul 05 05

Identical twins are often remarkably similar, yet they have distinct differences. This might seem unexpected since they share all of the same genes, but… Findings shed light on why identical twins differ   

 
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