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Gene mutation that counters effects of sleep deprivation found

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 15:01

A gene mutation that allows people to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night has been identified, scientists say.

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.

Mutations behind risk of developing schizophrenia identified

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:36

Researchers have said that the overall number and nature of mutations - rather than the presence of any single mutation - influences an individual`s risk of developing schizophrenia, as well as its severity.

Gene mutation behind deadly skin cancer identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:28

Researchers have identified gene mutation that is responsible for a hereditary form of skin cancer melanoma.

Genetic cause behind rare type of ovarian cancer revealed

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 12:25

Researchers have uncovered the reason behind rare type of ovarian cancer that most often strikes girls and young women.

Inherited mutated gene increases lung cancer risk in women

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 17:12

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that people who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation.

Genetic clue to irritable bowel syndrome found

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:41

Researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Gene mutation behind type 2 diabetes identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 10:26

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even in people who have risk factors such as obesity and old age.

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