Articles tagged with 'genetics' | University of Manchester

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2024
19
February
2024
| 16:00 Europe/London
An international study of more than 2.5 million people has identified parts of the genome associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in diverse population groups from across the globe.
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2023
30
October
2023
| 13:36 Europe/London
The UK regulatory authorities have approved the first ever trial of a revolutionary gene therapy for young children diagnosed with Hunter syndrome, a devastating rare lysosomal storage disorder.
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26
April
2023
| 08:32 Europe/London
Genes & Health, a pioneering genetic research programme that aims to improve health for British Bangladeshi and British Pakistani communities, has been given a prestigious ‘Longitudinal Population Study’ award of £2 million from the Medical Research ...
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25
April
2023
| 16:00 Europe/London
A previously overlooked letter and a news article that was never published, both written in 1953, add to other lines of evidence showing Rosalind Franklin was an equal contributor — not a victim — in the discovery of DNA’s structure....
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24
February
2023
| 07:55 Europe/London
Researchers will tell an international conference today (24/02/23) that an investigational gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome - which leads to a form of childhood dementia - has shown promising early results in a proof-of-concept study....
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2022
14
December
2022
| 10:45 Europe/London
A team who led the research for a world-first genetic test that could save the hearing of hundreds of babies each year, has won the New Statesman Positive Impact in Healthcare Award 2022.
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19
July
2022
| 08:23 Europe/London
An international group of leading scientists publish recommendations for updating existing standards for determining the disease-causing potential of genomic variants, harnessing insights from Genomics England rare disease participants...
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2021
10
November
2021
| 22:10 Europe/London
A world-first scientific study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that whole genome sequencing (WGS) can uncover new diagnoses for people across the broadest range of rare diseases investigated to date and could delive...
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17
June
2021
| 14:28 Europe/London
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) has announced a £2.5 million investment into 11 pioneering child health research projects - including one at The University of Manchester. The funding is the UK’s largest charitable grant...
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2020
10
August
2020
| 15:01 Europe/London
A team led by scientists from The University of Manchester has discovered how our genome controls the development of many of the organs critical to human life.
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2019
14
November
2019
| 11:02 Europe/London
A team of students from The University of Manchester have won an award for genetically modifying bacteria to produce kinder hair-dyes.
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29
October
2019
| 14:47 Europe/London
Manchester researchers have contributed towards the discovery of a genetic brain disease which can cause paraplegia and epilepsy in sufferers.
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2018
06
July
2018
| 09:00 Europe/London
A team at The University of Manchester have developed a novel stem cell gene therapy approach to treat children with a devastating genetic disease. The approach is currently being developed for clinical trial in patients with the disease. ...
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08
January
2018
| 16:42 Europe/London
An international team of scientists and doctors has identified a family of five new genetic diseases which are likely to affect more than 1 in 5000 children
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2017
07
September
2017
| 11:00 Europe/London
An international collaboration led by scientists and doctors from the UK, Netherlands and United States has identified a new genetic disease that affects the size of our brains and causes severe developmental problems. ...
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31
January
2017
| 11:43 Europe/London
A study into a new treatment for Sanfilippo disease, a rare and fatal condition which causes progressive dementia in children, is progressing well with results set to be published later this year.
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31
January
2017
| 10:22 Europe/London
University of Manchester biologists have discovered that breast tissues have 24-hour body clocks, and that several hundred genes are regulated in a daily cycle.
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2016
14
December
2016
| 14:00 Europe/London
A young Mum has been able to graduate from Manchester with a PhD, thanks to the support and encouragement the University offers to female early career researchers.
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04
November
2016
| 09:56 Europe/London
Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments.
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28
September
2016
| 09:40 Europe/London
A gene dubbed the ‘Teashirt’ by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both conditions administer tests to their patients. ...
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30
August
2016
| 14:32 Europe/London
The cause of a disease that targets blood vessels in the brain – leading to multiple debilitating symptoms and, often, to early death – has been tracked to a single mutated gene, opening up the immediate possibility of improved patient care through g...
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11
August
2016
| 10:00 Europe/London
A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug.
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07
July
2016
| 08:51 Europe/London
A molecule which, for the last 20 years has been believed to be an indicator of good prognosis in tumours has been shown to have a dark side by new research from The Universities of Manchester, Athens and collaborators, recently published in Nature C...
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16
June
2016
| 00:00 Europe/London
The University of Manchester has opened the multi-million pound Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre (14 June), which will identify the unique markers of diseases such as cancer or arthritis. These markers will be developed to ensure the right treatmen...
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11
May
2016
| 00:01 Europe/London
Scientists in Manchester, who have developed a stem cell gene therapy to reverse a fatal childhood illness, have agreed to work with a new therapeutics company to test it in a human trial.
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22
April
2016
| 10:06 Europe/London
FTLD is the second most common cause of dementiaThe new research aims to look at the most common genetic cause of FTLD
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15
April
2016
| 10:18 Europe/London
The odds of children having a genetic condition which causes learning difficulties and tumours have been dramatically cutresearchers were able show that the probability of a child having the severest ‘constitutional’ form of the condition after negat...
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13
April
2016
| 11:43 Europe/London
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, who have a disease that can lead to blindness, could have their sight restored after The University of Manchester entered into a technology license with Seattle-based company Acucela Inc. The agreement wi...
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22
March
2016
| 13:48 Europe/London
Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee. ...
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22
March
2016
| 11:33 Europe/London
Research in Manchester has identified mutations in lung cancer that is key to tumour growth, offering a new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease.
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