International research consortium identifies 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke
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  March 14, 2018  
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 International research consortium identifies 22 new genetic risk factors for strokeInternational research consortium identifies 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke
 
An international research consortium studying 520,000 individuals from around the world has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, thus tripling the number of gene regions known to affect stroke risk.
 
   We may be genetically wired to be empathic finds studyWe may be genetically wired to be empathic finds study
 
According to a new study, the level of empathy we display may not be a result of our experiences and upbringing alone but also genetic. Researchers from Cambridge studied and made this novel discovery that appeared in the latest issue of the journal Translational Psychiatry.
 
   Study identifies genetic defect linked to heart failure in African AmericansStudy identifies genetic defect linked to heart failure in African Americans
 
Heart failure is more common, develops earlier and results in higher rates of illness and death in African Americans than in whites.
 
 Scientists discover 36 previously unknown genes implicated in heart failure
 
Scientists discover 36 previously unknown genes implicated in heart failureOne in four deaths in the United States each year are due to heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's the leading killer of both men and women, but the disease's genetic complexity makes it difficult to treat.
 
 
 Scientists link 110 genes to increased risk of breast cancer
 
Scientists link 110 genes to increased risk of breast cancerScientists have linked 110 genes to an increased risk of breast cancer in the most comprehensive study ever to unpick the genetics of the disease.
 
 
 Study explores genetic relationship between childhood trauma and emotional inhibition
 
Study explores genetic relationship between childhood trauma and emotional inhibitionAn innovative study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has explored the genetic relationship between childhood trauma and emotional inhibition (alexithymia). Existing evidence suggests that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of alexithymia.
 
 
 Study sheds light on earliest stages in evolution of male-female sexes
 
Study sheds light on earliest stages in evolution of male-female sexesA new study published in the journal Communications Biology has shed light on the earliest stages in the evolution of male-female differentiation and sex chromosomes--and found the genetic origins of the two sexes to be unexpectedly modest.
 
 
 Von Recklinghausen Disease Expressivity
 
Von Recklinghausen Disease ExpressivityVon Recklinghausen disease is one of the world’s most common genetic disorders, however, signs and symptoms vary due to differences in expressivity.
 
 
 UCalgary researchers provide new understanding of relationship between gene mutations
 
UCalgary researchers provide new understanding of relationship between gene mutationsThe more information you have, the better able you are to predict what will happen next. Clinicians and health researchers often look at gene mutation to predict whether a fetus is at risk for a birth defect, or a person is at risk of developing a disease, but these predictions are not always accurate.
 
 
 Research reveals neuroprotective mechanisms of gene and cell medications for spinal cord injuries
 
Research reveals neuroprotective mechanisms of gene and cell medications for spinal cord injuriesA joint paper with Kazan State Medical University appeared in Stem Cells International. The research was based at the Gene and Cell Technologies Lab of Kazan University.
 
 
 Albinism Diagnosis
 
Albinism DiagnosisAlbinism is a condition caused by the inheritance of genes coding for inadequate production of the pigment melanin in the body. The lack of melanin affects the color of the hair and the skin as well as the iris of the eye. There are several other associated problems that may be seen in a person afflicted with albinism.