Genetics

Stop The Blame Game, Genetic Study Shows Most Cancer Is Caused By Random Mutations

Ailsa White | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ailsa White

Three words that shouldn't be attached to a cancer diagnosis, yet I have been repeatedly told by patients that they feel these three powerful emotions - guilt, blame and shame.

Do You Have The Genes? A Large Study Has Uncovered The Genes Linked To Intelligence

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

According to a dictionary definition, intelligence is "the ability to learn, understand or deal with new situations" or "the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly".

Scientists Have Been Able To Reverse Age-Related Blindness By Infecting The Eye With A Virus

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from Johns Hopkins have found a therapy that can actually preserve the vision of patients suffering from a form of age-related blindness. W...

Gene Linked To Anorexia Could Lead Scientists To New Treatments In Future

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered the first genetic variant for anorexia nervosa. Genetic variation describes the variation in the DNA sequence in each of ou...

How Epigenetics Could Help Us Slow Down Ageing

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one's thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial.

Cancer Scientists Accidentally Stumble On A 'Breakthrough' In Curing Baldness

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have ‘stumbled’ across the cells that cause hair to go grey and fall out, causing balding, while studying how cancer tumours develop. ...

Your Genes Could Be Responsible For Your Social Media Obsession

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

Next time your parents tell you off for scrolling through Facebook during dinner, you might want to remind them it is actually their fault. This is ...

Gene Editing Could Literally Stop HIV Dead In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever scientists have shown how they can edit animal genes to shut down a HIV infection and then stop it from spreading further. The...

Scientists Have Found A New To Fight Breast Cancer And Say It Could Be A Game Changer

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech

A new method of combating breast cancer has been discovered by scientists after they pinpointed a key driver for its growth and spread. Researchers fo...

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Cells Resistant To HIV

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

In a remarkable step forward in the potential treatment of HIV, scientists in California have successfully created a cell population that is resistant...

Octopuses Can Defy Their Genetic Instructions - And It's Slowed Down Their Evolution

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Are octopuses so clever because they ignore their genetic programming? Research has shown that octopuses and other cephalopods edit the messages sent from their DNA instead of following them almost exactly like most living things usually do.

The Majority Of Cancers Are Caused By 'Bad Luck', Not The Way You Live

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

They say life isn’t always fair, but there are few things that seem quite as cruel as a potentially-deadly cancer diagnosis for someone who has foll...

The First Cancer-Diagnosing Blood Test Could Be Ready Within A Year

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers from the University of California claim to have created a blood test that can not only detect cancer, but also its precise locat...

This Is Why Broccoli Is A Health-Boosting Miracle Food

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

You might have hated them for it as a child, but your parents were right to force you to eat your broccoli, as scientists have discovered just how ben...

Caffeine Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there...

Redheads Could Be More Likely To Develop Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital have found what they believe to be a connection between the “red hair” gene and an increased likelihoo...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why The Wooly Mammoth Died Out

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Genetic disease may have driven the last of the wooly mammoths to extinction, according to a groundbreaking analysis of the ancient creatures’ DNA. ...

We're One Step Closer To Curing The Common Cold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

A cure for the common cold could soon become a reality after scientists from the Universities of Leeds, York and Helsinki say they’ve cracked the ...

The World Is A Step Closer To Allowing Us To Edit The Genes Of Embryos

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

The world has moved a step closer to allowing scientists to edit the heritable genes of embryos, as a report has been published on the criteria that w...

Why Do Men Go Bald? Science Finally Has The Answer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

For many men, baldness is an inevitable part of ageing. Now, scientists at the University of Edinburgh think they know why. The new study - the larges...

The Genes Inside This Strange Little Worm Could Help You Go To The Gym More

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech

If we were asked to name any species in the animal kingdom known for its athleticism and fine physique worms are, it’s fair to say, hardly the first...

Cardiac Screening; Don't Wait Until It's Too Late...

Dr Steven Cox | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
Dr Steven Cox

Recently, (Wednesday 1 February, 2016 - the start of the annual awareness campaign, Heart Month) the British Heart Foundation issued a statement sugge...

How Trendy Quinoa Could Help Solve Food Shortages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s the food du jour in trendy London restaurants, but quinoa could soon be set to shed its hipster image. A new study suggests the nutritious crop...

This Is Why Some People Are Taller Than Others

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s a question that has fascinated geneticists for decades: why are some people taller than others? Now a new study of 700,000 people has revealed ...

This Nightmarish Creature Has No Anus And Is Your Oldest Known Relative

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

Don’t be alarmed, but what you’re about to see is humanity at its very lowest point. You see before we evolved into the incredibly handsome, produ...