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Does your child snore? Links found to brain changes and behavioral problems as they grow older

Does your child snore? Links found to brain changes and behavioral problems as they grow older

Emily Henderson | 
[R]esearchers examined MRI images collected from more than 10,000 children aged 9 to 10 years enrolled in the Adolescent Brain ...
Why are women at higher risk for depression while more men suffer from schizophrenia? It’s in our genes

Why are women at higher risk for depression while more men suffer from schizophrenia? It’s in our genes

[M]ore than 100 investigators and research groups... combed through the genomes of 33,403 people with schizophrenia, 19,924 with bipolar disorder, ...
Opening the door to understanding infertility: Skin cells reprogrammed into a model human embryo

Opening the door to understanding infertility: Skin cells reprogrammed into a model human embryo

[Scientists have made a] significant breakthrough for the future study of early human development and infertility. To date, the only ...
A protein inherited from Neanderthals may offer limited protection against COVID-19

A protein inherited from Neanderthals may offer limited protection against COVID-19

Emily Henderson | 
Recent advances in proteomic technology - that is, the capacity to isolate and measure hundreds of circulating proteins at once ...
How structural racism undermines independent science research and hurts racial and ethnic minorities

How structural racism undermines independent science research and hurts racial and ethnic minorities

Emily Henderson, Khadijah Breathett | 
It is critical to acknowledge the societal structures - the groundwater, as it is called in "The Groundwater Approach: Building ...
BAPCO: A new theory explains why autism numbers are growing

BAPCO: A new theory explains why autism numbers are growing

Emily Henderson | 
A unifying explanation of the cause of autism and the reason for its rising prevalence has eluded scientists for decades, ...
Men and women require distinct brain tumor therapies, underscoring hard-wired differences in the brain

Men and women require distinct brain tumor therapies, underscoring hard-wired differences in the brain

Liji Thomas | 
[Glioblastomas] are the most aggressive tumors of the brain and occur at 60% higher rates in males, whether human or ...
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Stem cell transplants show promise as possible AIDS cure

Hidaya Aliouche | 
[A study] demonstrated a successful stem cell transplantation from donors harboring an HIV-resistant gene. Blood taken from the patient revealed ...
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Our Neanderthal DNA might explain who gets sickest from COVID-19

Ananya Mandal | 
[A] small fragment of the genetic code that has been inherited by modern humans from Neanderthals could carry the secret ...
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‘More versatile and less error prone’ SATI gene editing could eventually replace CRISPR

Liji Thomas | 
[S]cientists at the Salk Institute have developed a potential game changer in this field – a new gene editor called ...
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Your own fruit fly ‘avatars’ could boost precision medicine treatments

Sally Robertson | 
Personalized cancer medicine involves looking at an individual’s genome and cancer growth to help find more effective ways of screening ...
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Will two daily cups of coffee help you live longer? This study says so.

Ananya Mandal | 
There have been studies saying coffee drinking increases longevity and general health and also studies to the contrary. Now, the ...
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Better understanding of how genes work together could be key to personalized medicine

James Ives | 
Tens of thousands of people have had their genomes sequenced yet it remains a major challenge to infer future health ...
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Viewpoint: There’s reason to be skeptical of ‘fountain of youth’ pills

James Ives | 
Renowned Harvard University geneticist David Sinclair recently made a startling assertion: Scientific data shows he has knocked more than two ...
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‘Trojan horse’ ‘TV’ drug shows potential to fight 6 different cancers

James Ives | 
A brand new type of cancer drug that acts as a 'Trojan horse' to get inside tumor cells has shown ...
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Women have ‘younger’ brains than similarly aged men

Ananya Mandal | 
A new study has revealed that women have a more youthful brain compared to similar aged male counterparts when it ...
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Your genes may affect how much you exercise and sleep

James Ives | 
Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown. In ...
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Women with breast, ovarian cancer are rarely tested for BRCA mutations

A new study conducted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, states that among nearly 4 million women in ...
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Mutation identified that contributes to Lou Gehrig’s disease and possibly Alzheimer’s

A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism ...
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Genetics of tongue twisting: Why some people do it while others can’t

Afsaneh Khetrapal | 
The term tongue twisting comprises rolling, folding, rotating, adjusting, and turning of the tongue...All aspects of a person are in ...
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Sore shoulder, rotator cuff disease may be a genetic trait

Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder that affects 30 to 50 percent of people over the age of 50 ...
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Identical twin studies show acne mostly genetic, and linked to prostate and breast cancer

Liji Thomas | 
Acne is the most common of all skin conditions. It affects people across several age groups, from adolescence to middle ...

Massive, landmark project sets to identify genetic risk of coronary disease in young people

The Genetics and Vascular Health Check study (GENVASC) aims to determine whether the addition of genetic information can better improve ...

Are migraines genetic?

Nick Furlotte | 
There's a big debate right now in the migraine community around the underlying cause of the disease. The question is ...

CRISPR gene editing may help treat sickle cell disease

An international team of scientists led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has found a way to use ...

Prenatal genetic testing not appropriate choice for all

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on ...

Quest for answers on aging and longevity

Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, ...

Beyond BRCA1&2, more genes responsible for breast cancer risk

Four new genes have been added to the growing list of those known to cause increased breast cancer risk when ...
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