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News tag: gene variant


Gene responsible for psychological problems discovered

8 Jan, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A gene variant is used as a marker for kids who will turn as some of the world’s most vulnerable, new research suggests. Based on this finding, new personalized treatments for such children are available. The findings also make a step forward in understanding the mechanism that makes a child…


Risk of stroke reduced by gene variant in young adults

25 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Lower risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults has been linked to a gene recently discovered in UK. Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with an international team, found that people having the PHACTR1 specific variant of a gene, have a lower risk of suffering cervical…


Low levels of vitamin D may cause early death

19 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People whose genetic background make them have low levels of vitamin D will have a higher risk of early death, a new study found. Borge Nordestgaard of Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital in Herlev, Denmark, and colleagues led the study who involved more than 95,000 people of Danish descent in…


Gene in Latina women offers natural defense against breast cancer

21 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
The body has all it needs to resist breast cancer... IF you are a Latina woman, new research found. An international study discovered a gene variant that defends Latina women against breast cancer. Researchers from UC San Francisco identified the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) as representing a difference of one in…