gene

Mutations In Breast Cancer Patients May Explain Resistance To Anti-Estrogen Therapy

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:15

A set of mutations could help scientists understand why so many breast cancer patients become resistant to anti-estrogen therapy.

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Will There Soon Be A Test To Detect All Tumors?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:32

Similar mutation patterns are expressed across a wide variety of tumors, according to a study of 12 major types of cancer.

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Genetic Mutation Linked To Eating Disorders Discovered

By | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 13:56

Researchers have discovered two genetic mutations that function together and are linked to eating disorders.

Is IQ Inherited? 10 Genetic Mutations May Account For Intelligence And Explain Manifestation Of Dementia

Is IQ Inherited? 10 Genetic Mutations May Account For Intelligence And Explain Dementia

By | Wed, 06/05/2013 - 15:50

Researchers studied the small genetic mutations of more than 126,000 individuals to determine how their genes influenced their educational achievements.

Mosquito

NYC Scientists Create Mutant Mosquitoes That Can’t Smell Humans, Providing Clues To A Better Bug Repellent

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 13:03

Scientists have isolated the gene in mosquitoes that would normally help them track humans and avoid bug repellents.

Nearsighted Vision Linked to Genetic Mutations Regulating Copper in Eyes

Nearsighted Vision Linked to Genetic Mutations Regulating Copper in Eyes

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 00:15

High-grade myopia, a severe type of nearsightedness, has been linked to mutations in a gene related to eye health. Could copper deficiencies cause glasses to run in the family?

The Atacama Humanoid

Atacama Humanoid Is Human, Researchers Say

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 14:00

DNA sequencing suggests that the tiny skeleton found 10 years ago in Chile is a human being, not a form of alien life.

Human Fossil Skull

Inbreeding Was Common Among Early Human Ancestors

By | Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:08

New analysis of a 100,000-year-old human skull suggests that genetic abnormalities resulting from inbreeding people were common in prehistory.

Sickle Cell

Could An Antidepressant From The 1960s Treat Sickle Cell Disease?

By | Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:12

An antidepressant used since the 1960s may hold hope for treating sickle cell disease.

Gene Variant Seen As A Predictor In Heart Disease

By | Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:30

A mutation in one gene that controls a certain type of cholesterol has been found to correlate to aortic stenosis, a life threatening narrowing of the aortic valves.

DNA

Nobody's Perfect: We All Carry 400 Disease-Causing DNA Mutations

By | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:13

There are about 400 DNA flaws in most healthy humans, says a new study. Some of these genes are linked to diseases that can be passed to the next generation.

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Research Suggests That Humans Are Becoming More Stupid

By | Mon, 11/12/2012 - 14:44

A researcher has postulated what your ornery uncle has been grumbling for years: humans are getting dumber.

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Swine Flu Is Two Mutations Away From Deadly Pandemic

By | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:23

A new study conducted by researchers from Korea and Tennessee has found a strain of the swine flu that, in only two mutations and ten days, kills ferrets.

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Internet Addiction Is a Fact of Life and Women Are More Prone to It

By | Fri, 08/31/2012 - 13:07

Researchers have found that internet addiction is caused by a mutation in some people just like addiction to nicotine.