News tagged with polymorphism

Immune genes adapt to parasites

Thank parasites for making some of our immune proteins into the inflammatory defenders they are today, according to a population genetics study that will appear in the June 8 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine ...

dateMay 25, 2009 in Medical research
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Is there any association between COX2 and colon cancer?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are known to reduce the risk of colon cancer, act directly on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and reduce its activity. Population studies have found an association of inherited ...

dateMay 22, 2009 in Cancer
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Beyond associations: Colorectal cancer culprit found

Genetics plays a key role in determining risk for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Several common genetic markers have been found to be associated with the disease, ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Cancer
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