Navigation Links
New advances in lipid genetics lead to better detection and prevention of major diseases
Date:5/29/2011

portance for the production of dhCer. "Through whole genome sequencing, we are now attempting to identify this causal gene in the hope that it will be informative in the understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes, and also suggest new avenues for treatment," Dr. Curran says.

In the future, the researchers say, measurement of dhCer levels could become routine in the prediction of individuals likely to become diabetic. One of the difficulties of the current predictive methods is that they do not function until a patient is near to developing the disease. Being able to identify those at risk at the earliest stage would mean that individuals have plenty of time to make the lifestyle changes that could help them avoid the disease through a change in diet, or increasing physical activity, for example.

"Currently one in ten US adults suffers from diabetes and recently the Centers for Disease Control has predicted that this will increase to one in three by 2050", says Dr. Curran. "We are optimistic that our discovery will lead to new treatments, but in the short-term the importance of finding out at an early stage whether any individual is likely to develop it cannot be overstated. A test based on dhCer levels will help to avoid the serious health effects that diabetes has in its own right, such as kidney failure, amputations, and blindness. It is, of course, also a risk for cardiovascular disease, so the health burden of this condition is enormous", she concludes.

In the second study, Dr. Sara Willems, from the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will describe to the conference research carried out on the influence of common genetic lipid variants on atherosclerosis and related heart disease. "A recent genome-wide meta-analysis of more than 100,000 individuals identified a large number of genetic variants associated with levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol and triglycerides. These molecules are, at
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Rice
mary.rice@riceconseil.eu
European Society of Human Genetics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Led by advances in chemical synthesis, scientists find natural product shows pain-killing properties
2. Society of Interventional Radiology addresses radiation safety, advances best practices
3. Experts to discuss advances in dental sleep medicine treatments for sleep-disordered breathing
4. UT Southwestern research advances fight against kidney cancer
5. Research presented at 2011 GU Cancers Symposium highlights advances in treatment of prostate cancer
6. RIC study suggests researchers are entering a new era of advances in brain research
7. Long-shot discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety, memory disorders
8. Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care
9. Ovarian cancer advances when genes are silenced
10. Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival
11. ASHs 52nd Annual Meeting and Exposition showcases the latest advances in the field
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Va. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Riverside ... William Dameron , who joined its Warsaw Medical Arts ... physician specialized in Family Medicine, is accepting new patients. ... School of Medicine, completed his residency at the Mountain ... back to Virginia. , “I really like the rural ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... The elegant bamboo floorings from BambooIndustry.com ... houses in an environmentally conscious way with the company’s ... and have an aluminum oxide finish to help resist ... high-traffic areas. , Recently, the company has released its ... . These fresh items are specially made for global ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, ... office. All patients with cavities, or with old fillings ... fillings that can safely repair and restore teeth. , From ... latest materials, all of which are completely amalgam free. Even ... use by the FDA for adults and children over the ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 20, 2014 What gives skin an edge ... soften skin, replenish and nourish it while lightly exfoliating? ... "Client after client raves about how their skin feels and ... of Sublime Beauty®. "The ingredients are very rich and ... Simply smooth it over cleansed skin of the face and ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... this week,s JAMA highlights the importance of ... how to treat patients. Written by Robert Vinci, MD, ... of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and ... editorial examines results of a study published in the ... how doctors can often over-emphasize certain types of data. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Riverside Warsaw Medical Arts’ Dr. William Dameron Accepting New Patients 2Health News:BambooIndustry.com Announces Up To 30% Discount On Its New Click Strand Woven Bamboo Floorings 2Health News:Midtown Dentistry Announces It Is Now an Amalgam-Free Office 2Health News:That "Something Special" to Improve Skin Takes Only 10 Minutes Per Week; on Sale at Sublime Beauty® 2Health News:Review of clinical treatment of bronchiolitis in infants reveals over-reliance on one test 2
... patients forced to wait more than eight hours for treatment ... when the hospital was not overcrowded. //Peter Sprivulis, associate professor ... that overcrowding is very common in large tertiary hospitals in ... year waiting to be treated in or admitted to public ...
... emerged during a routine follow-up of a TB case in Aberdeen. ... a mosque. But the heath officials are reassuring the public, not ... are trying to make contact with all those who attended Friday ... outbreak. ,But the doctors say that the six patients ...
... have revealed an increasing number of cases involving trafficking ... prostitution.// ,In most cases, the women were being ... led into the prostitution circuit. The women involved in ... Lithuanian, South Asian and Southeast Asian origin., ,In ...
... A 29-year-old HIV-positive woman in Assam is all set ... Congress party candidate for next month's assembly elections.// ... from the Barhampur assembly constituency in eastern Assam's Nagaon ... Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is the sitting ...
... of Maharastra Doctors. The healthcare services continues to crumble ... The government today took a firm stand and has ... ,Currently with this decision over 350 doctors have ... from 15 government-managed hospitals have stayed away from work ...
... in chicken prices and public awareness campaigns have not ... A large number of people are still refraining from ... well-cooked poultry products are safe for human consumption. ... chicken and eggs consumption across the country. The farmers, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Australia In Search Of A Better Way to Handle Critically Ill Patients and Balance Elective Surgery 2Health News:Trafficking of Women from Asia and East Europe For Flesh Trade 2Health News:HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam 2Health News:More Doctors Suspended As Strike Enters Seventh Day 2Health News:Poultry Industry In India Suffers A Set Back 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... by Application & by Region- Global Trends & Forecasts to ... demand for membranes is estimated to increase at a CAGR ... Membrane technology was first commercialized in the 1960s ... kidney dialysis. In modern times, membranes find extensive application in ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Aug. 19, 2014  Stryker Corporation,s Orthopaedics Division, the Official ... is bringing its message of joint health to golf fans ... this week at The Barclays.  The company,s fan destination ... Spectator Village near the 17 th fairway at the ... on Thursday, August 21 st .    At ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... ST. LOUIS , Aug. 19, 2014  Sequence, Inc., ... solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers is opening ... St. Louis , as a result of ... The new location, which opened this month, allows Sequence to ... Establishing a St. Louis office ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Membranes (MF, RO, UF, Gas Separation, Dialysis, NF) Market - Forecasts to 2019 2Stryker, The Official Joint Replacement Products Of The PGA TOUR, Welcomes Golf Fans To Its Home State Of New Jersey For The Barclays 2Stryker, The Official Joint Replacement Products Of The PGA TOUR, Welcomes Golf Fans To Its Home State Of New Jersey For The Barclays 3Stryker, The Official Joint Replacement Products Of The PGA TOUR, Welcomes Golf Fans To Its Home State Of New Jersey For The Barclays 4Stryker, The Official Joint Replacement Products Of The PGA TOUR, Welcomes Golf Fans To Its Home State Of New Jersey For The Barclays 5Quality and Compliance Solutions Provider Announces Opening of St. Louis, Missouri Office 2
... 2012 Today the Senate passed S. 3187, its ... legislation including important provisions to mitigate drug shortages, most ... is the world,s largest professional society concerned with the ... 14,000 members who specialize in blood cancers such as ...
... Inc. asks Americans to pause this May 28 to remember ... of the countless brave men and women who have given ... As a veteran-owned company that has built its legacy providing ... world, Wiley X is keenly aware of the sacrifices our ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Society of Hematology Statement on Senate Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) 2Veteran-Owned Wiley X,® Inc. Recognizes America's Heroes 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: