DNA in the News

The articles below include news about or mention of DNA.

Double genomes associated with poor cancer survival

Unintentional DNA doubling in bowel cancer cells could predict which patients might have lower chances of survival and help to plan their treatment. Researchers have seen that genome doubling in ce...

22 Jan '14 | Cancer News

Why do women live longer than men ?

Why do women generally live longer than men ? Mutations to the DNA of mitochondria can account for differences in the life expectancy of males and females. Recent research about biological ageing c...

03 Aug '12 | Gender

Abnormal copies of chromosomes in the cells of ependymoma tumours

Recent medical research considering abnormal copies of chromosomes in the cells of ependymoma tumours may lead to a new diagnostic test to allow specialists to identify children at the highest risk...

29 Mar '12

Cancer genes differ in different parts of a tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its genetic landscape. Scientists have conducted the first genome-wide analysis of the genetic variation between differ...

07 Mar '12

Saving the snow leopard with stem cells

Saving the snow leopard with stem cells has been receiving research attention at Monash University (Australia) where scientists have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the...

23 Jan '12 | Endangered Species | Australia

Possible increased prostate cancer risk associated with vitamin E supplements

According to recent research in the United States, men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E daily had more prostate cancers compared with men who took a placebo. This statistic has ...

12 Oct '11

New drug targets for inherited breast and ovarian cancers

A protein that is found in bacteria that could reveal new drug targets for inherited breast and ovarian cancers as well as other cancers linked to DNA repair faults according to UK scientists.The r...

08 Sep '11

Mother's diet affects child's likelihood of obesity

Epigenetic change has been found to be important in explaining recent research about the diets of expectant mothers and the likelihood of their offspring developing obesity issues as they grow up. ...

18 Apr '11 | Pregnancy

Plasmid genes make chemical able to kill drug-resistant MRSA

Latest research leads to advances in how to kill drug-resistant strains of the MRSA. This follows from the discovery of how marine bacteria combine two antibiotics they make independently to produc...

07 Apr '11 | UK

Possible genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease

Identification of possible genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease has resulted from recent research conducted in the UK and USA. Scientists have confirmed one gene variant and have identified...

04 Apr '11 | Alzheimer's Disease

Bowel Cancer hope by blocking PINK1

Targeting PINK1 is not currently possible in patients. But developing drugs that can mimic these effects could provide new ways to treat bowel cancer patients who have faulty MLH1 or MSH2 genes.

01 Mar '11

Schizophrenia linked to mutations in the gene for VIPR2

Genetic testing for duplications of the VIP receptor could enable early detection of a subtype of patients with schizophrenia, and the receptor could also potentially become a target for developmen...

23 Feb '11 | Schizophrenia | USA

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