genetics

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Breakthrough for debilitating heart and lung disease

British Heart Foundation logo British Heart Foundation logo A protein that targets the effects of a faulty gene could offer the first treatment targeting the major genetic cause of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Genetic evidence dating back to 2000,...

One gene closer to helping sufferers of rare genetic disorder

A new study has separately confirmed and significantly built on recent research, identifying mutations of a gene that causes the uncommon but potentially fatal Adams-Oliver syndrome. A leading team of medical and genetics experts from institutions across Europe independently identified a gene called NOTCH1 while also discovering the largest...

​Student awarded specialist equipment

  A Biomedical and Medical Sciences student has won more than £3,000 worth of specialist equipment and training PhD Student Anastasios Karountzos, who was nominated by supervisor Dr Rajiv Machado, was one of just 20 winners chosen for the 2014 Gold Sponsored Student programme by Primerdesign Ltd. He will...