disease susceptibility


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dis·ease sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty

(di-zēz sŭ-septi-bili-tē)
Predisposal to or having a risk of a disease.
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Due to a limited amount of space within reef communities, encrusting sponges have a greater chance of competing with the coral for space, increasing the stress level of coral species, so those sponge species could add to coral disease susceptibility.
Review of findings to date suggests that the genetic architecture of infectious disease susceptibility may be importantly different from that of noninfectious diseases [20].
A previous work has already associated the TGFB1 polymorphism at codon 10 to Chagas disease susceptibility in Colombian and Peruvian cohorts [25].
The IL6-174G/C polymorphism is associated with celiac disease susceptibility in girls.
The different genetic factors are associated not only with disease susceptibility but also with specific autoantibodies and disease phenotypes.
Moyamoya disease susceptibility gene RNF213 links inflammatory and angiogenic signals in endothelial cells.
The VEC rejected 15 rice hybrids due to poor paddy yield, BLB disease susceptibility and poor grain quality.
The VEC rejected fifteen (15) rice hybrids due to poor paddy yield, BLB disease susceptibility and poor grain quality.
One hypothesis discussed is that epigenetic changes, such as DNA methylation, alter gene expression and increase disease susceptibility. In one study, newborn mice exposed to arsenic levels known to cause liver cancer showed altered DNA methylation and expression of genes related to the disease.
Scientists have long known that sleep is important for our health, with poor sleep linked to chronic illnesses, disease susceptibility and even premature death.
"Through this novel approach, we aim to predict and preempt individuals from progressing to disease--before they get sick." DIA works to understand disease susceptibility; carry out risk assessment; and tackle the origins of disease, such as genetic predisposition, environmental exposure and phenotypic alterations.