gene defects

Proteins’ absence causes diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis

September 10th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) The absence of related protein molecules, Puma and Bin, prompts immune cells to turn against human organs they are meant to protect and cause type-1 diabets ... Read more...

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Kidney gene linked to increased heart failure risk

January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study has identified the first DNA sequence variant common in the population that is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, and appears to play ... Read more...

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Single gene mutations linked to lung disease risk

December 22nd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): People with single-gene mutations that cause them to have abnormally low levels of the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin are highly susceptible to emphysema-a progressive lung disease that causes severe ... Read more...

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How gene defects may contribute to mitochondrial diseases

September 25th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have gained significant insights into how mitochondrial gene defects impair respiration, and other major life functions.Marni J. Falk and her ... Read more...

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Breakthrough could help reverse devastating childhood disease

September 8th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) A breakthrough by scientists could open the way to developing drugs to reverse the effects of a devastating childhood illness known as mitochondrial disease. Aleksandra Filipovska and her ... Read more...

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Revolutionary test to detect genetic diseases in unborn children developed

October 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): British scientists have developed a revolutionary universal test that can enable prospective parents to screen embryos to detect almost any genetic disease in unborn children. The 1,500-pound ... Read more...

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Researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

March 8th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University have taken a major step forward in the fight against cancer, by identifying the genetic components of colorectal cancer (CRC.)The study, ... Read more...

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Study on rare syndrome sheds light on obesity, blood pressure

March 4th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers focussing on the rare genetic disorder Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), have identified a clue to show how resistance to the hormone leptin might disrupt the brain signals ... Read more...

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Gene defects that may be behind male infertility identified

November 14th, 2007 - 2:26 am ICT by admin

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