Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene

The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. Dr. Bastarrachea’s research […]

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Six-Finger Mutation provides significant advantages and is controlled via a private area of the Brain

Polydactyly Mutation from forms six fingers on one Hand When people from birth have more than five fingers or toes on hands or feet is called Polydactyly. This Mutation is an advantage or a disadvantage for the Affected? This is the Central theme of a recent study. The researchers showed that people with six fingers, are capable of movements with […]

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CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to help them fend off HIV infection, is also associated with a 21% increase in mortality in later life, according to an analysis by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. The researchers scanned more than 400,000 genomes and associated health records contained in a […]

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Mutation behind incurable disease mapped

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have mapped the genetic mutation behind the incurable disease systemic mastocytosis. The results give insights into the origin of the disease, and the researchers also discovered a protein with potential to improve disease diagnosis. The results are published in the journal EBioMedicine. Systemic mastocytosis is an incurable disease characterised by accumulation of mast cells, a type […]

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The first drug to complete the cure of Cancer successfully in the first Tests?

Cancer-free after only a few weeks of treatment? Cancer costs unfortunately, more and more people. Around the world, physicians are actively seeking ways to prevent cancer, to improve the existing therapies, or in the best case, a complete cure of the disease. Israeli scientists now claim that they have developed a cure for cancer, which could already be in a […]

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Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — HFE p.C282Y homozygosity, the most common gene mutation causing hereditary hemochromatosis (type 1), is associated with other morbidity in men and women, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in The BMJ. Luke C. Pilling, from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a cohort study to compare prevalent and […]

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Undiplomatic immunity: Mutation causing arterial autoimmune disease revealed

Takayasu arteritis is a disease that mainly affects female Asians at a relatively young age. It involves chronic inflammation of the aorta, and potentially leads to fatal disruption of the structures through which blood flows from the heart. Although studies have suggested a genetic component to this disease, its mechanisms have remained opaque until now. A new study led by […]

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