Genetic Diseases (21 News)

The discovery of 26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability.

Apr 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen's University have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disabi...

Identifying three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring t...

GenaTi Launching Ceremony

Apr 25, 2017 1:00 pm
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GenaTi Launching Ceremony was held on Sunday 16 April 2017 at King Fahad for Medical Research Building under the patronage of His Excellency the Presi...

How to explain varying outcomes for cancer, Down Syndrome?

Apr 20, 2017 1:00 pm
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Aneuploidy is a condition in which cells contain an abnormal number of chromosomes, and is known to be the cause of many types of cancer and genetic d...

New Comprehensive Carrier Screening Research Assay Features Richest Pan-Ethnic Panel for Detection of Multiple Genetic Variations in Inherited Disease

Apr 4, 2017 3:00 pm
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A new high-throughput, microarray-based assay designed to detect more than 6,000 genomic variations associated with inherited disease now provides ...

How a New Study Could Save Thousands of Lives?

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes. T...

Linking Acne With a Rare Genetic Disease

Mar 19, 2017 4:00 pm
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Dowling-Degos disease is a hereditary pigmentation disorder that generally progresses harmlessly. However, some of those affected also develop severe ...

Brain Abnormality Linked to Mirror Movement Disorder

Mar 9, 2017 3:00 pm
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A condition forcing people to involuntarily mirror movements in opposing limbs has been linked to a common developmental brain disorder. Scientists...

One Simple Sugar Used to Treat a Severe Genetics Disorder

Mar 8, 2017 4:00 pm
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A substance widely known as a villain for its role in causing obesity-related health problems has emerged as a possible hero in the fight against a de...

Using Gene Therapy to Treat Parkinson's

Mar 7, 2017 10:00 am
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A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of ...

More Insight into RASopathies

Mar 2, 2017 9:00 am
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Research teams have made progress in the study of a group of common genetic diseases termed RASopathies because they are caused by mutations in genes ...

Improving CRISPR Technology Using Nanoparticles

Feb 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system has made a tremendous impact in the years since it's development. Scientists have worked to improve the syst...

Immunological Differences Make Women More Susceptible to Certain Diseases.

Feb 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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There seems to be a key genetic difference between males and females that is not related to sex chromosomes. Instead, it is a difference in activity b...

New Treatment For Rare Blood Disorder Using Stem Cell Derived Cells

Feb 23, 2017 11:00 am
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Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program were able, for the first time, to use patients' own cells to create...

The Role Of HIF1a In Spreading Melanoma

Feb 22, 2017 1:00 pm
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Cancerous tumors are voracious. Once they have consumed all the oxygen and nutrients in the original tumor site, the cancer cells travel to other part...

Neurological And Psychiatric Disorders Caused By An Aberrant Synapse Protein

Feb 20, 2017 1:00 pm
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'Timing is everything' in the transmission of signals between neurons in the brain. Most of the complex functions that humans are capable o...

Gene Therapy Enables Deaf Mice to Hear Even Whispers

Feb 19, 2017 3:00 pm
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In the summer of 2015, a team at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf ...

New Noninvasive Preimplantation Genetic Screening

Feb 19, 2017 9:00 am
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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it is extending its collaboration with the Centre for Human Genetics of the University of Leu...

Researchers Identify a New Driver of Autoimmune Diseases

Feb 15, 2017 5:00 pm
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Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil ...

Study Identifies a New Gene Linked to Progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Feb 9, 2017 10:00 am
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Scientists from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) have discovered that a gene linked to performance in elite athletes also influences...


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