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Soon, personalised gene therapies for vision loss

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:21

Researchers have created a new approach to develop personalised gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of vision loss.

How gene mutation leads to liver cancer found

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:36

There could soon be a treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, as researchers have have now found how two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumour formation in iCCA.

Metabolism is linked with gene regulation: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:41

In a discovery that holds promise for the understanding of many diseases, including cancer, researchers have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA - the basis of our genetic code.

Decline of hearing ability related to gene: Experts

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:32

In a path-breaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions.

Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:32

In what could lead to new strategy to treat kidney cancer, researchers have discovered that a gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer.

Southampton Varsity discovers mutations that can cause oesophageal cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:27

A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of two gene mutations that mark the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer, according to research published in Nature Genetics.

Gene mutations that lower heart risks may help develop new drugs

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:17

Researchers have shown that people with variation in a gene that inhibits a specific protein in the blood - apolipoprotein C3 - have a significantly lower level of normal blood lipids than people without this gene variation.

Researchers differentiate yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes by gene mapping

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:47

The Virginia Tech entomologists have created a chromosome map that can help distinguish between yellow fever and malaria mosquitoes in order to prevent the disease.

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