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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)


Genetic 'Conflict' May Affect Obesity
Scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered that conflict between genes inherited from our parents may affect our ability to adapt to life after birth, and have lasting effects on our weight. We inherit similar sets of genes from both our parents, but of a small number of genes only one of the copies is active, the copy from the other parent being 'imprinted' to be silent. The research... View News Article (2004-08-17)


Human genetic databases - Publication of evidence
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today published the written evidence received in its new Inquiry into Human Genetic Databases. Lord Oxburgh, who chairs the Sub-Committee undertaking the Inquiry, said: "This is a unique and invaluable description of current activities in human genetic databases, mainly in the words of the major players themselves. "It provides a... View News Article (2000-11-08)


More than 200 genes identified for Crohn's Disease
More than two hundred gene locations have now been identified for the chronic bowel condition Crohn's Disease, in a study that analysed the entire human genome. View News Article (2012-12-14)


Genetics of ALS progression
An upcoming paper from Drs. Hidenori Ichijo and Hideki Nishitoh (The University of Tokyo) and colleagues lends new and valuable insight into the genetics of ALS. View News Article (2008-06-02)

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