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Health News - Genetics

Honeybees may hold the secret to stem cell youth
The royal jelly that honeybees make to produce new queen bees seems to contain a secret ingredient that can keep stem cells 'young' and powerful. (Medical News Today)

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test. (Medical News Today)

Liver health in HIV: This gene indicates new therapeutic targets
A new study explains how the genetic mutation that may have protected our ancestors against the plague could show us how to protect liver health in HIV. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. (Medical News Today)

ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered
The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis?
Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug. (Medical News Today)

Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer's?
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions. (Medical News Today)

What an exotic fish can do for human heart health
A species of exotic freshwater fish has the ability to heal its own heart following heart injury. Researchers are trying to understand the mechanism. (Medical News Today)

Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related autoimmune conditions. Psoriasis may cause psoriatic arthritis, though they can develop independently. Learn more about the link between these conditions, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatments, here. (Medical News Today)

New genetic culprit found for early progressive hair loss
New research has identified a key factor in the case of a progressive form of hair loss that starts in early childhood. The main culprit is a mutated gene. (Medical News Today)

Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease
Researchers establish that a cellular pathway that protects the brain against damage is disrupted in Parkinson's disease. Two enzymes play key roles. (Medical News Today)

To what extent do our genes really dictate longevity?
The genetic traits that we inherit may indeed influence how long we are likely to live. But are they the most important factor? A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Do people inherit rheumatoid arthritis?
While researchers do not know exactly what causes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), they do know that heredity plays a role. Learn more about RA and genetics here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about freckles
Freckles are flat, brown marks that appear on a person’s skin. Sun exposure and genetics can cause freckles. People with light-colored skin and eyes are more likely to get freckles. In this article, we look at the causes of freckles, identification, risk factors, and how people can reduce the appearance of freckles. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk?
Stroke risk depends on many factors, some of which are genetic and some lifestyle-related. So, can lifestyle changes outweigh the genetic risk? (Medical News Today)

Acute myeloid leukemia: New treatment overcomes chemo resistance
A treatment that alters gene expression overcame chemotherapy resistance and resulted in complete remission in a mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia. (Medical News Today)

Scientists create genetic score that predicts lifespan
New research uncovers 21 genetic variants that are associated with changes in lifespan and presents a genetic score that predicts a person's survival. (Medical News Today)

5 strange, rare, and fascinating medical conditions
Our bodies can work in mysterious ways, which sometimes give rise to strange medical conditions. In this Spotlight we look at five of these rare diseases. (Medical News Today)

Can COPD run in families?
Genetic factors can make it more likely that a person will develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, other causes, such as smoking and environmental toxins, are more significant. Preventive measures can help reduce the impact of the genetic risk factors for this disease. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to increase your metabolism
Many factors influence the speed of a person’s metabolism, including their muscle mass, activity level, and genetics. There are several ways to boost metabolism, including eating at regular times, trying high-intensity interval training, and reducing stress. Here, learn about these and other strategies. (Medical News Today)

Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study
The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina. (Medical News Today)

Newly discovered molecule could treat heart failure
New research has discovered a molecule that plays a key role in supporting heart function. This finding may lead to better therapy for heart failure. (Medical News Today)

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