Archive: 11/4/2007

Epilepsy genes may cancel each other

Inheriting two genetic mutations that can individually cause epilepsy might actually be “seizure-protective,” said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears online today in the journal Nature Ne ...

dateNov 04, 2007 in Medical research
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Researchers identify gene behind rheumatoid arthritis

University of Manchester researchers have identified a genetic variant in a region on chromosome 6 that is associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the most common inflammatory arthritis affecting 387,000 people in the ...

dateNov 04, 2007 in Genetics
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Genome study charts genetic landscape of lung cancer

An international team of scientists today announced the results of a systematic effort to map the genetic changes underlying lung cancer, the world’s leading cause of cancer deaths. Appearing in the November 4 advance online ...

dateNov 04, 2007 in Genetics
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Britain working on new atlas of birds

The British Trust for Ornithology has begun collecting data from thousands of volunteers for a new atlas of the birds of the British Isles.

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