A new clue to the genetics of bipolar disorder: Piccolo

Philadelphia, PA, 23 February 2011 – Understanding the genetics of bipolar disorder could lead to new treatments, but identifying specific genetic variations associated with this disorder has been challenging.
A new study in Biological Psychiatry…

4 possible risk factors for ovarian cancer found

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A consortium of cancer researchers has identified four chromosome locations with genetic changes that are likely to alter a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. The findings appear in Nature Genetics in an article authored …

Research helps ID tree that 'cures 1,000 diseases'

Genetic tools developed by MIT and Malaysian researchers will help identify and preserve a Southeast Asian tree containing a substance that inhibits viruses and boosts fertility. The work is reported in the March 2003 issue of Plant Physiology. Compounds extracted from the roots of the tree may lead to useful new drugs. New genetic tools for studying the trees and other tropical plants were developed by researchers at MIT and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).

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