November 19, 2020 – Does genetic variation gives rise to differences in mathematical ability? Based on the observation that certain individuals can solve a simple mental arithmetic, such as the square root of nine, in a split second while other …

Two times two equals five. Some of the genetics behind mathematical capability Read more »

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October 15, 2020 – SARS-CoV-2 and its resulting disease, Covid-19 disease, is (still) rattling the world. It still remains largely unknown, at this point in time, which are the infected individuals who fall very seriously, even fatally, ill with Covid-19 disease. …

Gene variants tied to increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease Read more »

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June 13, 2020 – To help disentangle the secrets of Covid-19 disease, researchers are sequencing the DNA of young grown-ups and children who suffer from extreme Covid-19 disease ailments in spite of having no hidden clinical issues. The scientists are …

Study looks at genetic background of healthy people who develop severe Covid-19 illness Read more »

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June 07, 2020 – Most children with rare genetic diseases spend years undergoing medical tests and waiting for a diagnosis—a long, exhausting process that takes its toll on children and their families. Almost half of these children never get a …

Diagnoses for children with rare genetic diseases by 3-D facial scans Read more »

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May 22, 2020 – Host factors (i.e., disease phenotypes and/or predispositions) instead of viral genetic variation seem to impact more on sickness severity among Covid-19 patients, as indicated by an investigation from China. Scientists in Shanghai analyzed clinical, atomic, and …

Host factors may influence Covid-19 severity more than viral genetic variation Read more »

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May 07, 2020 – Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta such that the diameter is greater than 3 cm or more than 50% larger than normal. AAAs usually cause no symptoms, except during rupture. Occasionally, abdominal, back, or leg …

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Genetic scoring can identify more men at risk Read more »

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May 03, 2020 –  The world is desperate in the search for a treatment or better yet a vaccine in the Covid-19 pandemic. Slowly, there are some options emerging at least for the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients. First …

Besides the now approved remdesivir: Emerging options to treat Covid-19 Read more »

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April 28, 2020 – Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and has since spread globally, …

Could DNA testing help the most seriously affected Covid-19 patients? Read more »

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April 24, 2020 – The klotho gene is named after the fanciful Greek goddess of destiny Clotho who turns the string of life known to be related with longer life and improved cognizance. In modern biology, allelic variants of the …

Klotho’s role in some patients with Alzheimer’s disease revealed? Read more »

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April 03, 2020 – Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. Medulloblastomas are invasive, rapidly growing tumors that, unlike most brain tumors, spread through the cerebrospinal fluid and frequently metastasize to different locations along the surface of the …

Inherited mutation in ELP1 predisposes children to medulloblastoma Read more »

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