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Mutation discovery may help detect rare brain tumor

Researchers have identified a mutated gene that causes a type of brain tumor that can have devastating lifelong effects. Currently, the tumor can only be treated with challenging repeated surgeries and radiation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Genetic mutations increase risk of breast cancer

New York - Although evidence suggests that breast cancer has a genetic link, new research suggests that the chance of developing cancer is linked to gene mutations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mutated gene possible cause for excessive drinking

Alcoholism has been deemed to be cause of 1 in 25 deaths worldwide. A study conducted by UK scientists say that a gene mutation could be linked to excessive drinking.
In the Media by Annapoorna Prabhu

New approach to treat degenerative eye diseases

Scientists have developed a new approach which may one day be able to treat the degenerative eye disease Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). The new approach borrows from the microbial world.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Controversial bird flu research to resume

The international group of influenza researchers, whose research into bird flu was suspended due to potential human risks, are to resume their research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Minor genetic quirk causes Melanesian Solomon people’s blond hair

Honiara - About a quarter of the inhabitants of the Solomon Islands archipelago have dark skin and blond hair. Scientists have identified the reason for the unusual characteristic, dispelling the former belief that the blond hair originated from European genes.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

10% of Europeans resistant to HIV

According to biologists at the University of Liverpool the plagues of the Middle Ages have made 10 percent of Europeans HIV-resistant.
In the Media by Holly Goodwin

Four-leaf clover: No luck, but an aberration due to a faulty gene

Four-leaf clovers are rare in nature, about one to four in every 10 thousand clovers have more than the normal three leaves. Now scientists have found the gene mutation that explains the aberration.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Doctors operate on Chinese boy with 15 fingers, 16 toes

Doctors at a hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning province in China successfully operated on the toes and fingers of a boy born with 15 fingers and 16 toes.
In the Media by Edwin Manaois - 1 comment

H1N1 swine flu mutation spreads, deaths worldwide on the rise

As health officials seek to smooth concerns over the prospect of a more voracious H1N1 swine flu mutation, evidence mounts that the mutated strain is spreading.
In the Media by Michael Krebs
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