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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)


New model reveals pesticide-free method that takes a bite out of mosquito-borne disease
Scientists have modeled a system that may be used to control mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, without the use of pesticides. View News Article (2011-02-11)


With fungi on their side, rice plants grow to be big
By tinkering with a type of fungus that lives in association with plant roots, researchers have found a way to increase the growth of rice by an impressive margin. View News Article (2010-06-11)


More than fish bait: Worms unlock secrets to new epilepsy treatments
A team of scientists from The University of Alabama used worms to reel in information that they hope will lead to a greater understanding of cellular mechanisms that may be exploited to treat epilepsy. View News Article (2009-12-10)

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