- Second Gene Discovered For Recessive Form Of Brittle Bone Disease
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have found a second genetic defect that accounts for previously unexplained forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a disorder that weakens bones, sometimes results in frequent fractur ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 1:34pm
- Baby's Breath: Newborns With Respiratory Distress Potentially Have Rare Genetic Disease
Newborns with respiratory distress should be evaluated for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare genetic disease that has features similar to cystic fibrosis, says Thomas Ferkol, M.D., from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He reports fi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 1:44pm
- Scripps Research Study Reveals Structural Dynamics Of Single Prion Molecules
New techniques paint clearer picture of amyloid formation associated with protein-based inheritance and neurodegenerative diseases such as mad cow, Alzheimer's The new findings, which are being published the week of February 12 in an online edition o ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 6:52pm
- Submissions For Gene Genie
Submissions are still welcome. It’s going to be the first issue of this project, so I need many many articles to be submitted. Based on Timothy Erickson’s thoughts, I decided to start a new blog carnival on genes and gene-related diseases. Our plan is to ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Apr 10 2007 - 11:50am
- New Insight Into Brain Disorders
The function of an enzyme in the brain – strongly linked to a number of major brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder – has been identified for the first time by researchers at the University of Bristol, UK. These find ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 1:16pm
- Joslin Study Reveals How A Specific Fat Type Can Protect Against Weight Gain And Diabetes
A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center may shed light on why some people can eat excessive amounts of food and not gain weight or develop type 2 diabetes, while others are more likely to develop obesity and this most common form of diabetes on any diet. ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 7:40pm
- Testing Adult Stem Cells For Heart Damage Repair
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is among the first medical centers in the country taking part in a novel clinical trial investigating if a subject's own stem cells can treat a form of severe coronary artery disease. T ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 6:37pm
- Genetic Clue In Heart Disease
Geneticists have discovered a new gene that may put individuals at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The identification of the gene, called kalirin, implicates a biological mechanism never before linked to cardiovascular disease, according ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2007 - 12:33am
- Scientists Decode Genome Of Oral Pathogen
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have decoded the genome of a bacteria normally present in the healthy human mouth that can cause a deadly heart infection if it enters the bloodstream. The finding enables scientists to better understand the or ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2007 - 10:50am
- Milk Beats Soy For Post-weighlifting Muscle Gain
Got milk? Weightlifters will want to raise a glass after a new study found that milk protein is significantly better than soy at building muscle mass. The study, conducted by a team of researchers at McMaster University’s Department of Kinesiology, was re ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2007 - 11:26am