Women with breast, ovarian cancer are rarely tested for BRCA mutations

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 ...
Mutation identified that contributes to Lou Gehrig's disease and possibly Alzheimer's

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 ...
Genetics of tongue twisting: Why some people do it while others can't

Genetics of tongue twisting: Why some people do it while others can’t

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

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 ...
Identical twin studies show acne mostly genetic, and linked to prostate and breast cancer

Identical twin studies show acne mostly genetic, and linked to prostate and breast cancer

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Study aims to measure impact of genes vs. environment during fetal development

A recent study led by A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) found that genetics as well as the environment ...

American’s know genetics relate to health, survey says

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, is celebrating National DNA Day by taking an in-depth look at what Americans know ...

New insight into the genetics of how blood cells form

Research published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, presents an unprecedented look at five unique ...

Chemotherapy induces long-lasting epigenetic changes in blood cells

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment ...

Genetic counseling over the phone is as good as face-to-face

Genetic counseling delivered over the telephone is as effective as face-to-face counseling, finds the largest randomized study to date comparing ...

Some ethnically linked genes make it harder to fight off the flu

Research indicated that some Indigenous people such as in Alaska and Australia displayed limited immunity response to the effects of ...

Virus-based gene therapy holds promise for neurological disease

Novel virus-based gene therapy holds promise for Canavan diseaseNews-Medical.netResearch led by Paola Leone, PhD, of the University of Medicine and ...
Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson's symptoms

Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson’s symptoms

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...

Personalized medicine research strikes early for heart genes

A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients will respond to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart ...

Study identifies multipotent and unipotent stem cells that contribute to prostate postnatal development

Publication in Nature Cell Biology advanced on line publication: researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify multipotent and ...

Certain human diseases may have evolutionary epigenetic origins

Ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. It's the other 4 percent, and the vast ...

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggest results ...

Researchers discover gene mutations that causes paralysis in patients from childhood

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a very rare disorder that causes paralysis that freezes one side of the body ...