Two recent studies expand the list of genes associated with body fat and body mass index (BMI), and their connection to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Tag Archive: Genes
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Jul 16 2013
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, there has been a natural surge in biomedical research aimed at gene discovery. Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS), bioinformatics, and other approaches, this process has focused largely on determining what genes are implicated in specific diseases.
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May 17 2013
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Dec 06 2012
For decades, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have worked to better understand and treat neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve tissue.Neuroblastoma is frequently aggressive, causing approximately 12 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. In high-risk forms of the disease, the cancer tends to return after initial treatment, often with deadly results. Using powerful gene-analysis …
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