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How malaria parasites resist drugs revealed

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:53

A study has revealed the answer to how malaria parasite becomes resistance to the antimalarial drug in clinical trials, which makes the drugs less effective.

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.

Older fathers pass more gene mutations to kids

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 17:35

Do you know that those who become father at late age tend to pass more gene mutations to their children as each extra year of age results in two extra mutations?

Why autism is more common in males

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:08

Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear.

Genes to decide what diet suits you best

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 21:45

Soon, genetic testing may identify what diet you should consume for a longer, healthier life.

Drug-resistant TB spreading fast in Russia

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:30

In a shocking discovery, scientists have found that tuberculosis strains in Russia carry mutations that not only make them resistant to antibiotics but also help them spread more effectively.

Gene mutations that up cancer risk from alcohol found

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 18:37

Mutations in two hereditary genes increase cancer risk from alcohol, a new study has found.

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