Navigation Links
News from the Latest Issue of Molecular Medicine Kicking The Habit - It's In The Genes
Date:6/29/2009

Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (VIDA) working in collaboration with colleagues at Vector Tobacco, Inc. and Duke University Medical School have identified genes that may help predict which people will have a better chance at kicking the tobacco habit.

Manhasset, NY (Vocus) June 29, 2009 -- Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (VIDA) working in collaboration with colleagues at Vector Tobacco, Inc. and Duke University Medical School have identified genes that may help predict which people will have a better chance at kicking the tobacco habit. NIDA's Tomas Drgon, PhD, and colleagues conducted a genome-wide association study that identified patterns that may determine quitting success rates. If replicated, genetic testing could be used to tailor smoking cessation programs to individuals.

In another study, a team of Swedish investigators examined insulin signaling in fat cells of lean individuals before, during and after a month-long high fat diet. During the study, the volunteers gained an average of 10 percent of their body weight and 19 percent total body fat. While they remained lean, they did develop moderate systemic insulin resistance. Insulin resistance has become an enormous public health problem that paves the way to type 2 diabetes and other medical conditions. It is the first study to measure the effects of a short-term high fat diet, and it shows that the assault of such a diet is already causing damage to the body's ability to regulate insulin. This study suggests a path for how diabetes may develop in otherwise healthy individuals and provides further evidence that a high-calorie, high-fat diet is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Also, in a possible future breakthrough for personalized medicine, Dr. H. Shaw Warren of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues from research centers nationwide took advantage of genomic screening methods to assess gene expression from trauma patient blood samples. They developed a scoring method that assigns a single value based on genome wide expression patterns termed the difference from reference score, or DFR. The authors found that DFR scoring improves upon existing methodologies for predicting outcomes in trauma patients. High throughput approaches such as DFR scoring could improve the quality and efficacy of trauma patient care.

You can view all of the articles in the July-August issue by visiting the journal's Web site at www.molmed.org.

Molecular Medicine is published by The Feinstein Institute for Molecular Research. The peer-reviewed journal strives to understand normal body functioning and disease pathogenesis at the molecular level, which may allow researchers and physician-scientists to use that knowledge in the design of specific molecular tools for disease diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. The journal, a bimonthly publication, serves as a forum through which scientists and researchers can communicate recent discoveries to a multi-disciplinary, international audience interested in understanding and curing disease.

To listen to the latest podcast on these studies visit www.molmed.org/podcast.html.

Veronica J Davis, communications editor, 516-562-2670

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/smoking/insulin/prweb2584204.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Latest DES Analysis Stresses Importance of Physicians Well-Trained in Implantation Technique and Patient Follow-Up
2. Scientists, physicians present latest findings in personalized cancer treatment and prevention
3. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
4. Health psychologists discuss latest research findings
5. AIDS Action Council Praises Release of Latest State of AIDS in Black America Report
6. PA Governor Rendell Announces Latest Nominations and Appointments
7. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Provides Patients with the Latest Information on Myeloma
8. Big Tobaccos Latest Dirty Trick: Deceiving Oregon Voters
9. Actor Joe Pantoliano Discloses Depression; Talks About His Latest Movie and His Sensitive Side
10. The latest about male infertility and testosterone from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
11. Cejka Search Experts Present Latest Developments in Physician and Healthcare Employment at Leading Industry Conferences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
News from the Latest Issue of Molecular Medicine Kicking The Habit - It's In The Genes
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... March is National Kidney Month – the perfect time to pause and thank ... Every day, two kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood. Put another ... regulating fluid levels and blood pressure, supporting bone health and promoting red blood cell ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The StayWell Company announced ... The accreditation covers StayWell’s asthma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive ... that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of disease management and ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... educational training program owned and organized by HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, today announced ... for physicians within its nationwide network of wound centers interested in becoming Certified ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... serving the families and businesses of the greater Fort Collins area, has unveiled ... in their ongoing community involvement program. Donations to this worthy cause may now ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... , ... After raising more than $1.135 million ($1,479,231 AUD) from nearly 20,000 ... in crowdfunding history, has established a U.S. Headquarters in New York City, FaceCradle USA, ... “We’re excited to be operating on U.S. shores, where most of our initial crowdfunding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  The U.S. Food ... (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients ... (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. ... a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. ... cancers, patients with a rare form called Merkel cell ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... DIEGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia ... (NASDAQ: SPHS ) (the "Company" or "Sophiris"), ... the treatment of urological diseases, today announced that data ... evaluated the drug as a focal treatment for localized ... March 26, 2017 at the 32 nd Annual ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , Mar. 23, 2017 Research and ... Devices Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. ... The global oxygen therapy devices ... 2017-2021. The report, Global Oxygen Therapy Devices Market ... inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: