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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


Gene controls formation of tooth enamel

A team of researchers have pin-pointed the gene which controls the production of tooth enamel in mice, called Ctip2.

Gene patches treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have developed a new approach in the search for treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Single gene key to schizophrenia

Researchers studying a gene called DISC1, previously implicated in schizophrenia, have seen evidence that it is essential for normal brain development.

Effect of breast cancer gene reversed

Scientists have identified a gene implicated in up to one fifth of breast cancers. The good news is that studies in mice seem to show a commonly-used blood pressure drug appears to reverse the effects of the gene.

Gene suppression in type 2 diabetes

Blocking the action of a gene called Sirtuin-1 reduced the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in rats, scientists have found.

Gene controller causes Down syndrome

Researchers have used mice to pinpoint what goes wrong in aneuploidy, which includes the most common genetic disorders involving chromosomes, usually an extra chromosome.

New target for stopping colon cancer

A team of scientists studying mice have found a target that could lead to an effective way to kill colon cancer cells.

Stem cell link to prostate cancer

A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.

Weakened virus makes better vaccine

Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown.

Genes temporarily turned-off

Scientists have created a new method to temporarily turn off the function of genes in mice.

Gene linked to lung cancer spread

Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

Prostate tumours reduced in mice

Prostate tumours have been in reduced in mice using a medicine originally designed to treat obesity.

Gene therapy treats Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.

Last edited: 19 September 2014 04:49