Science news articles about 'Map Genes'

  • Middle Eastern families yield intriguing clues to autism

    ... to have many children, making them ideal for mapping genes. "To map a gene for autism in American families ... alone may be enough to definitively localize a gene." The Homozygosity Mapping Collaborative for Autism (HMCA) recruited ...
  • Researcher Maps Genes of Destructive Parasite

    ... PhysOrg.com) -- The genome sequence and genetic map for a microscopic, soil-dwelling worm that is one of the world ...
  • Study a step toward disease-resistant crops, sustainability

    ... of diminishing returns," Johal said. "We've identified most of the genes that have effects on their own, but now we need to understand ... ," he said. "And insights could also apply to human disease." To map genes, scientists often cross mutant ...
  • Brain background to body mass

    ... for 40-70% of the variation in BMI. Yet only one of the genes that were previously discovered had been thought to be linked to increased ... through time, thereby providing the tools to map gene-environment interactions. "As we uncover more variants ...
  • Reduction in antibody gene rearrangement in B cells related to type 1 diabetes, lupus

    ... -functional and irreversible, it can be used to monitor the level of antibody gene rearrangement in any B cell population ... who treat patients with established autoimmunity and to researchers who are mapping genes that are associated with different underlying causes ...
  • Hope for restoring injured nerves

    ... of events involves four genes. The most important is dlk-1¸ which is known as a "MAP kinase kinase ... on regeneration, allowing them to "map" genes and proteins involved in the regeneration pathway. The "core" of this pathway ...
  • 3-D kidney atlas created for researchers and physicians

    ... While the primary aim of the Kidney Atlas is to map genes that play a key role in renal diseases, it also contains other data, for example on anatomy. Directed ...
  • Mapping gene expression with Gene Expression Atlas

    ... data at unprecedented detail and scope. Observing how gene expression varies in different cell types ... disease conditions can help researchers understand gene function and to develop new drugs and therapies ...
  • Michigan Tech scientists identify genes linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

    ... University's School of Medicine. "It's very challenging to map genes for complex diseases, and while many statistical ... think this will be very useful for the investigators who are trying to find genes underlying complex diseases such as ALS," said Zhu ...
  • USC neuroscientists awarded $9 million to map gene expression during human brain development

    ... ) neuroscientists have been awarded nearly $9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to map how genes are expressed in different regions of the human ...
  • UCLA scientists map all mammalian gene interactions

    ... ," Smith said. "We took it one step further and were able to map which genes interact when they leave their homes and go ... in the UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology. "Mapping gene interactions is useful for both basic science ...
  • Different origins discovered for medulloblastoma tumor subtypes

    ... spinal tumor. The approach in both investigations mapped gene expression to compare cells in the normal ... activated in particular tumors. Investigators used gene expression mapping to unmask a set of cells in the brainstem ...
  • New gene for intellectual disability discovered

    ... or problems with overeating. All were found to have two copies of a defective MAN1B1 gene, one inherited from each parent. These were different types ... cousins in these families, it enabled the researchers to begin mapping genes in particular regions of risk. By teaming ...
  • Johns Hopkins scientists map genes for common form of brain cancer

    ... cause of the tumors, they say. To create the map, the scientists sequenced protein-coding genes in seven oligodendroglioma ... for therapy," says Bettegowda. Bettegowda says the gene map uncovered mutations in other genes, such as PIK3CA, which have been well-studied ...
  • Researchers produce detailed map of gene activity in mouse brain

    ... the brain healthy or dealing with its terrible diseases." To map gene activity in all six layers of the mouse ... Branch. "Knowing the detailed pattern of expression of all genes in the cortex and how this fits into the overall brain architecture ...

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