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Developing new treatments for Barth syndrome

Researchers at Wayne State University are developing new treatments for Barth syndrome (BTHS), a rare genetic disorder Barth syndrome (BTHS) is a rare and life-threatening,...
Human gene variant linked to higher preference for THC in females

Human gene variant linked to higher preference for THC in females

Preclinical research has revealed a common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit, showing that the variation increases vulnerability...
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Scientists reveal how women inactivate their X chromosome

Researchers at EMBL have revealed that the protein SPEN plays a crucial role in the process of X-chromosome inactivation Researchers at the European Molecular Biology...
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Life sciences in space research: what do you know about miniature space labs?

Paul Kamoun, CMO of SpacePharma, explains the benefits of life sciences in space research and the opportunities this presents to health companies In early December...
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Space, neurogenetics and nervous system research

Have you ever wondered about how space alters the mechanics of human muscles? Health Europa Quarterly spoke with Bertrand Fontaine, Director of the Institute...
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New hope for Amish families suffering from genetic disorders

Researchers at the University of Exeter have discovered 25 brand new genetic disorders that affect American Amish communities The Windows of Hope project, led by...
New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease

New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease

Disruption of certain DNA structures – called topologically associating domains, or – TADs – is linked with the development of disease, including some cancers. With...
Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Mother Nature provides new gene therapy strategy to reverse disease

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that...
Ketamine may hold potential as treatment for Autism and Tourette's

Ketamine may hold potential as treatment for autism and Tourette’s

To this day there is no known cure for either autism or Tourette’s syndrome, however, new research has revealed how a common anaesthetic could...
New study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

New study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers have decoded the gene that protects against type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects almost 400 million people across the...
The secrets of how genetic variation affects perception of pain

The secrets of how genetic variation affects perception of pain

Discover how researchers unlock the secrets of the way genetic variation affects perception of pain –could this lead to personalised medicines? Gene studies reveal that...

The importance of gut microbiome for Type 1 diabetes risk

A new study has highlighted that children with a high risk of type 1 diabetes have a different gut microbiome to children at low...

Genes and addiction: study shows gene mutation is linked to abuse

Nature or nurture has always been the big question when it comes to addiction. Now, a researcher has discovered that there is a link...
Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Ever wondered where your data goes once completing an ancestry test? Should genetic testing be regulated? Do you think countries should lift bans on...
Multiple genes affect risk the of developing asthma, hay fever and eczema

Multiple genes affect risk the of developing asthma, hay fever and eczema

Researchers at Uppsala University have found a total of 141 genes in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk of developing asthma,...
Maximising vaccine effectiveness for children using genome-wide genotyping

Maximising vaccine effectiveness for children using genome-wide genotyping

Published in Cell Reports, genetics influence how protective childhood vaccines are, and researchers have found a way of maximising vaccine effectiveness using genome-wide genotyping. A...
What do you know about the new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system?

What do you know about the new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system?

Reported in Genome Medicine, a new CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system has been developed which adds genes to create mouse models of liver cancer. A...
Do you know how to trace the genetic causes of congenital heart defects?

Do you know how to trace the genetic causes of congenital heart defects?

Discover more about the collaborative research from Germany that sheds new light on the genetic basis behind congenital heart defects. Using state-of-the-art gene analysis methods,...

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