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Large International Study Finds 21 Genes Tied to Cholesterol Levels
Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In the largest-ever genetic study of cholesterol and other blood lipids, an international consortium has identified 21 new gene variants associated with lipid levels.
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Bringing Out the Usual – and Unusual – Cancer Genomics Suspects
Several years ago, researchers sequencing lung cancer genomes encountered a number of red herrings.
DNA-Altering Enzyme is Essential for Blood Cell Development
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DNA Sequencing Reveals Mucosal Melanoma's Bullseye
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Studies Illuminate Functions of RNA
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Chemical Screen Points to New Line of Attack Against Neuroblastoma
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Mouse Study Suggests Lead May Trigger Schizophrenia
Behavioral and MRI study in mice points to a synergistic relationship between lead exposure and schizophrenia gene.
Identified a Key Protein in Maintaining the Identity of B Lymphocytes
This finding could be useful for the study of blood diseases such as lymphoma and leukemia.
Gene Mutation Gives Boost to Brain Cancer Cells
An international team of researchers has found that a singular gene mutation helps brain cancer cells to not just survive, but grow tumors rapidly.
Potential New Way to Suppress Tumor Growth Discovered
The new mechanism opens up the possibility of developing a new class of anti-cancer drugs.
Enzyme-Activating Antibodies Revealed As Marker for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and new, more aggressive treatment for worst cases.
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