Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in the general obese population.
Swiss researchers have discovered the impact of a longevity gene in mice, crucial in unlocking the riddle of aging, and subsequently extended the life-span of worms by 60% through basic antibiotic treatment. The goal of the research by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and which was published in the scientific journal Nature was […]
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 Credit: Wikimedia Commons AzulZebrafish HERSHEY, Pa. — The zebrafish is a potential tool for testing one class of unique individual genetic differences found in humans, and may yield information helpful for the emerging field of personalized medicine, according to a team led by Penn State College of Medicine scientists. The differences, […]
WALTER AND ELIZA HALL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH MONDAY, 27 AUGUST 2012 The discovery of a ‘switch’ that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations in the severity of birth defects in children with DiGeorge syndrome. Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute made the discovery while […]
Recent advances in cellular science are heralding an important evolutionary turning point. For almost fifty years we have held the illusion that our health and fate were preprogrammed in our genes, a concept referred to as genetic determinacy. Though mass consciousness is currently imbued with the belief that the character of one’s life is genetically […]
New research could change the way health professionals treat Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 35.6 million people worldwide, a figure set to treble by 2050. Research published today in Nature Genetics detailed the discovery of new genes that may play a role in adding to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older people up […]