News tagged with hereditary disease

FANCM plays key role in inheritance

Scientists of KIT and the University of Birmingham have identified relevant new functions of a gene that plays a crucial role in Fanconi anemia, a life-threatening disease.

Apr 30, 2012
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Doctors use sick boy's DNA in diagnosis, treatment

Doctors and scientists in Wisconsin have published the first detailed account of a groundbreaking medical case in which they sequenced all the genes of a very sick young boy from Monona, Wis., and used the information to ...

Dec 20, 2010
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The heritability of Crohn's disease better understood

A University of Liege GIGA-Research Unit team has discovered new particular genetic mutations which influence hereditary predisposition to Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the bowel. The rare variants discovered ...

Dec 17, 2010
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Light games with DNA

The diagnosis of hereditary diseases and the identification of genetic fingerprints hinge on high-sensitivity DNA imaging biotechnologies. These imaging tools detect specific genes in cells using fluorophores—fluorescent ...

Dec 10, 2010
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Another piece found in disease puzzle

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international research team led by a Simon Fraser University scientist is closer to piecing together a picture of what causes a potentially fatal, rare disease whose symptoms are prevalent in the general ...

May 14, 2010
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Mutation in renin gene linked to inherited kidney disease

A mutation in a gene that helps regulate high blood pressure is a cause of inherited kidney disease, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and colleagues.

Aug 18, 2009
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