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language and mental health, DLD

What is the genetic link between children’s language and mental health?

A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health.
advancing surgeries, healthcare sector

Advancing surgeries: How can technology change procedures?

The healthcare sector is constantly changing, and many practices have been modified to become more efficient: So how can technology help with advancing surgeries?
human gene research, gene editing

China: New regulations for human gene research

Here, Jaqueline Zhao and Tim Jackson discuss the new regulations coming into force for China in 2019, after the gene-editing scandal which created international headlines.
how cancer spread, canine cancer

Scientists identify sea as how cancer spread 6,000 years ago

Researchers found out how cancer spread around the world, between sea-faring dogs around 6,000 years ago in Asia.
link to leukaemia, children with down's syndrome

Genetic link to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that there is a gene link to leukaemia, already present in children with Down's syndrome.
impact of wheat, plant pathology

Plant pathology: The global impact of wheat diseases

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack at Rothamsted Research highlights an aspect of plant pathology that concerns the importance of finding new ways to disarm old enemies in wheat diseases.
whole genome sequencing, molecular biologist

Whole genome sequencing: It’s getting personal

Professors Darren K Griffin and Alan R Thornhill discuss their research on exploring a person’s genome sequencing.
finland a framework, medical genetic research

Finland: A framework for genetic research

Mark Daly, Director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), HiLIFE at the University of Helsinki, shares his expertise on medical genetic research on a population scale in Finland.
biomodifying technologies, gene therapy

The promises and challenges of biomodifying technologies for the UK

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford, sheds light on the promises as well as biomodifying technologies for the UK.
red blood cells, european red cell society

Developments in red blood cells at the Mount of Truth

The European Red Cell Society’s met the partners of the EU intellectual training network RELEVANCE at Mount of Truth in Ascona, Switzerland to discuss the latest progress.
prevents obesity, type 2 diabetes

Scientists discover gene that prevents obesity

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
archaeology of collagen

Chemistry and the archaeology of collagen

Takashi Nakazawa, Professor at Nara Women’s University explores some fascinating aspects of chemistry and the archaeology of collagen, as well as a view point expressed on analysing ancient specimens in a collaborative way.
genomic medicine, NHS staff

NHS staff can now upskill in revolutionary Genomic medicine at Swansea University

Swansea University Medical School’s Master’s degree in genomic medicine has been designed to help NHS staff to understand and use the growing personalised medicine approach.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A test case for gene-targeted therapy development in rare disease

Laura Hagerty, PhD, Scientific Portfolio Director at the Muscular Dystrophy Association, highlights strategies for gene correction to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
biological traits

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS details a fascinating aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits
genetically modified chicken

The genetically modified chicken: A sound approach to the study of hearing

Jason Tait Sanchez provides insight into why the genetically modified chicken is a sound approach to the study of hearing
mammalian regeneration

The amazing spiny mouse, the champion of mammalian regeneration

Malcolm Maden, Department of Biology & UF Genetics Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA shares his expert opinion on the amazing spiny mouse, the champion of mammalian regeneration
thalassemia

Is 2018 the year we will see a cure for Thalassemia?

Multiple breakthroughs in gene therapy offer new hope for patients with genetic blood disorder, most common in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, South Asian and African populations
spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – research from gene and modifiers to therapy

The fascinating research of Professor Brunhilde Wirth is placed under the spotlight, concerning her work in the field of disease-causing genes, modifier pathways and pathomechanisms of neuromuscular disorders, focussing on spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

The conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption

Raluca Mateescu from Mateescu’s Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab explores the conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption and opportunities for improving the health properties of beef Animal fat has been stigmatised due to a perceived association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Because beef is perceived...

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