Posts Tagged ‘medical genetics’

Michael Kobor. Photo credit: Human Early Learning Partnership

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

Oct. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response.

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Prof. Matthew Farrer has identified a new gene mutation linked to Parkinson's disease thanks to the help of a Saskatchewan Mennonite family. (Photo: Martin Dee. Click on thumbnail to download high-resolution version.)

Parkinson’s disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family: UBC-VCH research

Jun. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

An international team led by human genetic researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson’s disease (PD), with the help of a Canadian Mennonite family of Dutch-German-Russian ancestry.

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Newly identified gene mutation linked to Parkinson’s: UBC research

Jul. 14, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia has identified a genetic mutation that causes late-onset Parkinson’s disease, paving the way to a new target for potential treatments that may halt or cure the debilitating neurodegenerative disease.

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