News tagged with faulty gene

Scientists unveil sex-linked control of genes

Many proteins interact with an RNA molecule called Xist to coat and silence one X chromosome in every female cell. Learning how genes are targeted and silenced may help researchers studying sex-specific diseases.

dateApr 03, 2015 in Biotechnology
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New old drug fights colon cancer

A new Tel Aviv University drug, based on an older generation antibiotic, may provide doctors with an effective and innovative method of treating colon cancer in both its incipient and full-blown stages -- and minimize the ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Cancer
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Epilepsy halted in mice

Scientists at Leeds have prevented epilepsy caused by a gene defect from being passed on to mice offspring - an achievement which may herald new therapies for people suffering from the condition.

dateAug 03, 2009 in Medical research
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Gene hunters target child kidney failure

Researchers are zeroing in on the genetic abnormalities predisposing to vesicoureteric reflux (VUR), one of the most common causes of urinary tract infections and kidney failure in children, reports a study in an upcoming ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Genetics
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