Tag Archives: DNA

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

Liz Szabo, USA TODAY1:06 p.m. EDT September 15, 2014 (Photo: PhotoDisc) New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms. The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to […]

AGEING

We age in two ways. There is the ageing we count by clock and calendar. And then there is biological ageing. The latter is written into our genes. But, it is also influenced by our lifestyle and history. And while we cannot stop time ticking by, there may be ways to test for our biological […]

huntington’s chorea

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Huntington’s Chorea; Chronic Progressive Chorea; Hereditary Chorea) Huntington’s disease is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by chorea and progressive cognitive deterioration, usually beginning in middle age. Diagnosis is by genetic testing. Treatment is supportive. First-degree relatives are encouraged to have genetic testing. Huntington’s disease affects both sexes […]