Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
Mutations in the gene coding for a protein called adiponectin are associated with a higher likelihood of type 2 diabetes and obesity. However, this relationship varies with ethnicity, a study in ... Read more
Five genes involved in salt sensitivity may be biomarkers and treatment targets for obesity, according to a study. The study, “Unraveling the role of salt-sensitivity genes in obesity with ... Read more
A specific mutation in the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene is associated with higher risk of obesity, according to a study. The study, “Association between MC4R rs17782313 genotype and obesity: ... Read more
Off-label use of the stimulant methylphenidate in children with genetic obesity was associated with a lower body mass index (BMI) and decreased appetite after nearly one year of treatment, a study reports. ... Read more
Carrying mutations in other genes besides those typically associated with Bardet–Biedl syndrome (BBS) likely contributes to the severity and diversity of the disorder, according to a case report on ... Read more
People with a specific variant in the gene coding for the vitamin D receptor have almost twice the risk of being obese, a study suggests. The study, “New evidence ... Read more
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