genes

Harnessing the survival powers of cancer cells could wipe out heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Genes that cancers use to proliferate could be repurposed. Researchers believe this could lead to a new treatment for people with heart disease.

New sleep genes found

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability.

Alzheimer's origins tied to rise of human intelligence

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Factors that drove the evolution of intellectual capacity are also implicated in the memory disorder.

Gene study may explain why some remain quick thinkers

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.

Genetics breakthrough is a game changer for type 1 diabetes research

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Knowing the causative genes is a crucial development in predicting who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.