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A shorter time to the first cigarette of the day is associated with risk of lung cancer
Standard markers of nicotine dependency include cigarettes smoked per day, duration of smoking, and cumulative exposure (pack years), but another marker of addiction, time to first cigarette (TTFC) of the day, may also be associated with the risk of getting lung cancer in both heavy and light smokers. View News Article (2014-06-20)


Tiny worm sheds light on giant mystery about neurons
Scientists have identified a gene that keeps our nerve fibers from clogging up. Researchers in Ken Miller's laboratory at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) found that the unc-16 gene of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans encodes a gatekeeper that restricts flow of cellular organelles from the cell body to the axon, a long, narrow extension that neurons use for signaling. View News Article (2013-04-30)


Alcohol Tolerance Switch Found in Fruit Flies
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a genetic "switch" in fruit flies that plays an important role in making flies more tolerant to alcohol. View News Article (2009-10-22)


Vanderbilt researchers, international team, uncover genes linked to multiple sclerosis
An international team of scientists has identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease.  View News Article (2011-08-11)


NIH study links genes to common forms of glaucoma
Results from the largest genetic study of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a common form of the disease. View News Article (2012-04-27)


Age-related dementia may begin with neurons' inability to dispose of unwanted proteins
A team of European scientists from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD) at the University of Cologne in Germany has taken an important step closer to understanding the root cause of age-related dementia. View News Article (2013-03-06)


New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking
A new, large-scale study has identified six new genetic variants associated with habitual coffee drinking. View News Article (2014-10-07)


SEK 20 million for brain tumor research
The M'¤rit and Hans Rausing Charitable Foundation in England has awarded SEK 20 million over five years to a research team at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden. The team is conducting the so-called BRIGTT Project (BRain Immuno Gene Tumor Therapy), which is pursuing laboratory work and clinical research to try to find new methods of treatment for malignant brain tumors. The... View News Article (2003-06-25)


Many pediatricians uncomfortable providing care to kids with genetic conditions
Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders. View News Article (2013-11-20)


Live-action films of worm sperm help researchers track critical fertility enzymes
Compared to most other cells in an organism, sperm undergo a radical transformation to become compact and mobile delivery systems for paternal DNA.  View News Article (2011-11-01)

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