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Image: Silencing of the FMR1 gene in Fragile X syndrome. FMR1 co-localizes with a rare fragile site, visible here as a gap on the long arms of the X chromosome (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Rare Neurodegenerative Disorders Share DNA Repeat Mutation

Genomics researchers have found that at least four rare neurodegenerative diseases result from CGG (cytosine-guanine-guanine) repeat mutations the DNA located in distant, seemingly unrelated areas of the genome. More...
29 Jul 2019
Image: A new study identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa, and suggests that the genetic origins of the disorder are both metabolic and psychiatric (Photo courtesy of Medical Xpress).

Genetic Loci Significantly Associated with Anorexia Nervosa

Data accumulated by a large-scale genome-wide association study suggested that anorexia nervosa should be redefined as a “metabo-psychiatric disorder”, since at least eight genetic loci were identified as being significantly associated with the syndrome. More...
22 Jul 2019
Image: A researcher preparing blood samples for Actiphage testing (Photo courtesy of the University of Nottingham, School of Bioscience).

Bacteriophage-Based Blood Test Rapidly Detects TB Bacteria

A blood test based on bacteriophage that infect living Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria has been shown to diagnose human tuberculosis (TB) and may be able to predict which patients with latent tuberculosis will progress to the active form of the disease. More...
15 Jul 2019
Image: The serum prostate cancer biomarker prostate-specific antigen (PSA) (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

MicroRNA Biomarker Distinguishes Growth of Aggressive Prostate Tumors

A microRNA biomarker found in the urine of men with prostate cancer can distinguish slow growing cancers from potentially life-threatening aggressive tumors. More...
08 Jul 2019
Image: A micrograph showing a prostate cancer (conventional adenocarcinoma) with perineural invasion (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Prostate Cancer Risk Test Based on Urine-Derived EV-RNA

A team of British researchers developed a prostate cancer risk classifier using urine-derived extracellular vesicle (EV)-RNA capable of providing diagnostic information on disease status prior to biopsy, and prognostic information for men on active surveillance. More...
08 Jul 2019
Image: A micrograph of Neisseria meningitidis in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) seen by Gram stain at 1000x magnification. Infection could be prevented by vaccination (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Study Explains Link between Genetic Variation and Vaccine Specificity and Persistence

To better explain how genetic variation affects antibody production and specificity following immunization, researchers conducted a GWAS (genome-wide association study) to examine the persistence of immunity following administration of three childhood vaccines. More...
24 Jun 2019
Image: An illustration depicting areas affected by diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DNP) (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Genetic Locus Linked to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Type II Diabetes

Results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) have identified a genetic locus linked to the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) by individuals suffering from type II diabetes. More...
24 Jun 2019

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