Items Tagged ‘genes’

Discovery of Dementia-Related Genes is Key Step in Finding Therapies

May 7, 2019

Discovery of Dementia-Related Genes is Key Step in Finding Therapies

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that figure is likely to triple by 2060. Currently no treatment can alter the course of dementia associated with the death of brain cells (neurodegeneration).  Dementia Genes Linked to Buildup […]

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Tags: aging, dementia, Dr. Daniel Geschwind, genes, genetic testing, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA


Severe morning sickness: what you need to know

May 10, 2018

Severe morning sickness: what you need to know

By Amy Albin amyalbin

May awareness day for condition that affects 2 percent of pregnant women Morning sickness—nausea and vomiting during pregnancy—occurs in up to 90 percent of women. Even animals, including a Gorilla named Calaya, have experienced it, too. About 2 percent of pregnant women suffer a more severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, or […]

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Tags: extreme morning sickness, genes, HG, hyperemesis gravidarum, Marlena Fejzo, morning sickness, pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, pregnancy vomitting


New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

December 19, 2017

New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that genes on the Y chromosome reduced the likelihood that mice developed the disease. Because pulmonary hypertension has […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, christine cunningham, chromosomes, dr. soban umar, genes, mansoureh eghbali, organ donation, organ donations, organ transplant, organ transplants, perioperative medicine, pulmonary hypertension


Overcoming bad genes

August 8, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors


Gene sequencing expert: Test could speed diagnosis of rare diseases

April 8, 2016

Gene sequencing expert: Test could speed diagnosis of rare diseases

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Some people suffer for years from rare neurological diseases that have no known cause and, accordingly, few clear treatment choices. Those causes could become easier to diagnose – if doctors had the right tool. Some UCLA researchers say that they already do. Using a state-of-the-art genetic test — paired with a patient evaluation and family […]

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Tags: DNA segments, Dr. Brent Fogel, exome sequencing, family history, genes, genetic test, genetic testing, human genetics, leukodsystrophy, Neurogenetics Clinic, neurological diseases, neurology