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Increased ovarian cancer risk not found in women with breast cancer family history
Women with a strong family history of breast cancer but who don't have breast cancer genetic mutations can now be reassured that they are not at increased risk for ovarian cancer. (2005-09-20)
ASHG 55th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 26-29, 2005
The international genetics community will be represented by more than 4,000 scientists, clinicians, counselors and other professionals presenting their most recent research at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. (2005-09-07)
Gene's discovery could help prevent a leading cause of blindness in the elderly
University of Pittsburgh researchers have discovered a gene linked to age-related maculopathy (ARM), the leading cause of untreatable blindness in the elderly. (2005-08-16)
Cats' indifference towards sugar explained
In the preview of the new open access journal PLoS Genetics, research explains why cats are indifferent to sugars. (2005-07-24)
Researchers identify new genes that regulate aging
In a paper published in the new open access journal PLoS Genetics, researchers have identified new genes that regulate aging in Caenorhabditis elegans. (2005-07-24)
Deconstructing the genome of a notorious yeast
In a preview of PLoS Genetics, the new open access journal from the Public Library of Science, a study presents a more meaningful and detailed annotation of the genome of C. albicans, a yeast responsible for thrush and vaginitis, that will help in improving diagnoses and therapies to treat infections. (2005-06-16)
Gene mutation responsible for lung and diaphragm defects
In a preview of PLoS Genetics, the new open access journal from the Public Library of Science, a study reveals that a mutation in the Fog2 gene causes small lungs and abnormal diaphragm development. (2005-06-16)
Geneticists oppose singling out Jewish women in European breast cancer patent
Jewish women in Europe may face genetic discrimination in access to breast cancer diagnosis if the patent on the BRCA2 gene, which is currently being disputed, is not withheld by the European Patent Office (EPO) on June 29. (2005-06-15)
Survey seeks top scientists for study of research creativity and innovation
Who's doing the most innovative and important research in the fields of human genetics and nanotechnology? (2005-06-06)
Founding fathers & mothers: How many crossed the land bridge?
For the first time, we have a realistic estimate of how many ancients made that ice age trek across the long-lost land bridge from Asia to become the first Native Americans. (2005-05-23)
More than 'SNARE' needed for proper synapse
A protein identified by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine appears to play a major role in the release of neurotransmitters and therefore communication between nerve cells. (2005-05-19)
Columbia University researchers create mouse model that develops a human-like lymphoma
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have created the first mouse model that develops a lymphoma the same way that humans do. (2005-05-16)
UCLA scientists pinpoint region of autism gene on chromosome 17
For the first time, a team of UCLA geneticists have isolated the likely region of an autism gene on chromosome 17 and then successfully duplicated their efforts in a separate population. (2005-05-04)
Three NYU faculty named to the National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences has elected three members of New York University's faculty to its ranks: Stern School of Business Professor Robert Engle; Ruth Lehmann, a professor at NYU School of Medicine's Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; and Margaret Wright, chair of NYU's computer science department. (2005-05-04)
A puzzle piece found in unraveling the wiring of the brain
The complexity of the brain and, more specifically, how nerve cells form billions of contacts when there are fewer than 30,000 human genes is still a scientific mystery. (2005-04-20)
Special issue links genetics and environment in aging studies
A recently released special issue of The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences asserts that social environments can have a greater effect on genetics than was previously thought. (2005-04-13)
University of Pittsburgh gets wired for speed with Apple Xserve G5 cluster
Every week on CBS's hit series Numb3rs, an FBI agent relies on his math genius brother to find patterns that help to solve crimes. (2005-04-13)
Students to chat online with leading genome researchers for National DNA Day
On April 25, high school students across the country will celebrate National DNA Day by tuning in to webcasts featuring cutting-edge genomic research and taking part in a live online discussion with researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (2005-04-05)
Study reveals potential new target for cholesterol-lowering drugs
Mice lacking a key protein involved in cholesterol regulation have low-density lipoprotein, or (2005-03-29)
Determining the fate of cells in the human body
Anthony Firulli, Ph.D. of the Indiana University School of Medicine and colleagues studied how two proteins, Twist1 and Hand2, which are antagonists, couple to determine the number of digits on a hand, paw or wing, and whether these digits are webbed or not. (2005-03-15)
Weizmann Institute scientists discover how substitutions are made for injured genes
If there were no bench for second-string players on a football team, who would substitute for tired or injured team members? (2005-03-02)
Stanford researcher to discuss public confidence in genetic technology
How genetics can be safely translated into reliable and affordable medical applications will be discussed by Barbara Koenig, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, during a panel discussion Feb. (2005-02-18)
Can genes help prevent cancer - or increase your risk?
What: National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers Science Writers' Seminar Series in Los Angeles: Knowledge about cancer genetics is rapidly expanding, with implications for all aspects of cancer management, including prevention, screening, and treatment. (2005-02-17)
Study says supportive relationships more protective against major depression for women
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have found that women who feel more loved and supported by their friends, relatives and children are less at risk for major depression than men, suggesting important gender differences in the pathways leading to depression. (2005-02-01)
In Nature paper, scientists at U.Va. health system crack part of 'histone' code
Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have unraveled one mystery about what histones accomplish in the complex chemical cascade that determines the function of a cell in the body. (2005-01-12)
Permanent resistance to antibiotics cannot be prevented
Dutch research has shown that the development of permanent resistance by bacteria and fungi against antibiotics cannot be prevented in the longer-term. (2004-12-16)
St. Jude named 'Research Leader' by Scientific American magazine
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been named by Scientific American magazine as a (2004-11-08)
Findings challenge Darwinian theory
Did that lobster on your dinner plate inherit its big crusher claw...or did it evolve through need, without the help of genes? (2004-10-28)
Retinal stem cells can regenerate after transplant
University of Toronto researchers have shown that human retinal stem cells transplanted into the eyes of mice and chicks can successfully regenerate. (2004-10-25)
Children's Hospital Boston geneticist awarded for research on muscular dystrophy
Dr. Louis M. Kunkel, director of the Program in Genomics at Children's Hospital Boston and a well-known muscular dystrophy scientist, has received the major annual award given by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). (2004-10-25)
Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine recognizes two NHGRI researchers with one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health. (2004-10-18)
New study will tackle three major killer diseases
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are launching a new two-year study aimed at improving treatment for three of Scotland's most common life-threatening diseases: heart disease, stroke and diabetes. (2004-10-06)
UCI's Brain Imaging Center chosen to help advance nation's Roadmap for Medical Research
With two new grants totaling $2.7 million, the Brain Imaging Center at UC Irvine's College of Medicine will be working with the National Institutes of Health to help advance the federal agency's ambitious (2004-10-05)
$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a five-year, $7.5 million program project grant to investigators at the Yale School of Medicine to continue studies on the role of viruses and mutant cellular proteins in tumorigenic transformation of cells. (2004-09-22)
October 4th conference to examine issues in race and genetics
The Congressional Black Caucus and The Johns Hopkins University will host a meeting of African American leaders to examine issues in race and genetics on October 4 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., at the Marriott At Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC. (2004-09-21)
Chemical genetics identifies SARS inhibitors
With the goal of finding effective drug leads with which to combat SARS, researchers from the University of Hong Kong conducted a chemical genetic screen to isolate compounds with anti-SARS-CoV activity. (2004-09-17)
Who should genetic information belong to?
Should the results of genetic tests be considered personal, or should health professionals be able to use them in providing health care to the whole family, ask researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-07-15)
Natural selection at work in genetic variation to taste
A genetic variation seen worldwide in which people either taste or do not taste a bitter, synthetic compound called PTC has been preserved by natural selection, University of Utah and National Institutes of Health researchers have reported. (2004-06-25)
Learned social preference in zebrafish
Using the zebrafish, a model organism widely used in genetic studies, researchers have found that when it comes to social interactions with other fish, individual zebrafish learn to prefer one fish color pattern over another according to their early experience with these patterns. (2004-05-24)
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