Tag Archives: Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

One More Genetic Link in the Longevity Enigma? (BBC News / Sanger Institute / Nature Communications)

Summary People living in the isolated Greek villages of Zoniana and Anogia have a noted tendency to live well into old age. They have a lower than expected incidence of cardiovascular disease, including heart problems, heart attacks and stroke. It … Continue reading

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Further Press Releases and Documents Relating to the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (Alzheimer’s Association International Conference)

Summary A list of press-releases is available relating to some of the main presentations at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held in Toronto last week. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2016. List of Press Releases. [Toronto. Online]: … Continue reading

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CoEN “Pathfinder” Funding for Neurodegenerative Disease Research Announced (MRC)

Summary The Centres of Excellence in Neurodegenerative Disease (CoEN) initiative has awarded £3.6 million to 11 international “Pathfinder” innovation projects. These projects aim to identify and validate new potential drugs and develop innovative therapeutic approaches for the dementia, and other conditions such … Continue reading

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Genetic / Biological Foundations of Mental Processing Speed Discovered? (BBC News / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary A large international epidemiological study of data from 30,000 people may have identified underlying genetic variants linked to individual differences in the ability to process information. Genetic differences might explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age … Continue reading

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Renewed Call for Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has expressed support for giving mental health services a higher priority, with targets for waiting times and better protection for funding. Mental illness is estimated to cost between £70bn and £100bn … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Concerning Genetic Research

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Wang, XB. Cui, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Research: Two New Susceptibility Genes (PloS One)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists investigating susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s Disease has identified two additional genes (chromosome 8 TP53INP1 and chromosome 14 IGHV1-67). These two genetic susceptibility loci appear to be involved in energy metabolism, protein degradation and the … Continue reading

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