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How genetic mutation causes low blood sugar found

How genetic mutation causes low blood sugar found

Researchers from University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Switzerland focused on a genetic mutation known to be associated with hyperinsulinism.

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

Diabetes, heart disease linked by same genes: Study

While the study confirmed most of the known diabetes “risk loci” — sites on the genome where small DNA variations have been linked to altered, usually higher diabetes risk — the researchers also uncovered 16 new risk factors.

Fifteen genes behind intellectual disabilities identified

Fifteen genes behind intellectual disabilities identified

A common cause of intellectual disabilities is a de novo mutation (ie a mutation present in a child, but not in its parents) damaging a gene so severely that it is no longer able to produce functional proteins.

Genes that make you friendlier identified

Genes that make you friendlier identified

Researchers from the National University of Singapore found that CD38 and CD157 genes are associated with the sociality of young individuals.

Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Researchers have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to flu vaccination.

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Sharks could hold genetic secret to long life

Greenland sharks, the longest living vertebrates on Earth which live for up to 400 years, could hold the secret to long life, geneticists mapping their DNA say. 

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

When children don`t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese.

52 genes that make us intelligent uncovered

52 genes that make us intelligent uncovered

Despite high heritability estimates of 45 per cent in childhood and 80 per cent in adulthood, only a handful of genes had previously been associated with intelligence and for most of these genes the findings were not reliable, researchers said.

This gene variant can mitigate malaria risk by 40 percent

This gene variant can mitigate malaria risk by 40 percent

Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Pufferfish and humans share same genes for teeth formation: Study

Pufferfish and humans share same genes for teeth formation: Study

The research, led by Gareth Fraser from the University of Sheffields Department of Animal and Plant Sciences found that the pufferfish had a remarkably similar tooth-making programme to other vertebrates, including humans.

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

Researchers from Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain analysed the genetics of about 818 men and women of European ancestry and gathered information about their diet using a questionnaire.

Intellectual disability: Researchers identify 26 novel genes linked to mental retardation

Intellectual disability: Researchers identify 26 novel genes linked to mental retardation

Intellectual disability is frequently caused by recessive genes, meaning that an affected child gets a defective copy of the gene from each parent.

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

The study is part of the nascent but growing field of "imaging genetics," which aims to relate genetic variation to variation in brain anatomy and function.

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Do you know that infections during pregnancy may harm your baby? 

Scientists identify 18 new genes linked to autism risk

Scientists identify 18 new genes linked to autism risk

Scientists have identified 18 new genes variations that may increase the risk of the disorder.

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Comparing the proteins of humans and these other mammals is already providing researchers with a wealth of new information about how the human body works.

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

By discovering the gene networks that orchestrate this process, researchers have singled out new therapeutic targets that could prevent neuron loss.

Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought

Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought

 The study was coordinated by the Veronese multi centre team of Arc-Net, led by Professor Aldo Scarpa, which brought together pancreatic cancer expertise from around the world.