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Second gene linked to familial testicular cancer

... gene to be identified that affects the risk of familial testicular cancer, and the first gene in a key ... influence an individual's risk of familial testicular cancer. Men with a family member ... all testicular cancers, the careful study of rare familial cancer clusters has often led to important new ...

Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for First Quarter of 2009

... Phase 3 study evaluating mipomersen in homozygous familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients and from ... Phase 3 study evaluating mipomersen in homozygous familial Hypercholesterolemia patients. We expect ... an initial European submission for homozygous familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) with timing expected to ...

Hormones Boost Frequency of Women's Migraine With Aura

... Hospital study. Like other types of migraine, familial hemiplegic migraine affects women more than men. Most cases of familial hemiplegic migraine are caused by mutations in ... or two different CACNA1A mutations that lead to familial hemiplegic migraine in humans had increased ...

Also in the Sept. 9 JNCI

... Bias Correction of familial Risk Estimates Increases Estimated Melanoma Risk ... of Other Common Cancers The relative risk of familial melanoma increases substantially when researchers ... in a large cohort study. The relative risk of familial lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer do ...

Genetic region linked to a 5 times higher lung cancer risk

... genetic variations strongly associated with familial lung cancer, says a study conducted by scientists ... without a family history of lung cancer, while familial lung cancer, as defined for this study, is lung ... risk." The researchers looked at 194 people with familial lung cancer and compared their genetic profiles ...

Scientists ID 'Jekyll-Hyde' Protein in Lou Gehrig's Disease

... In this study, researchers focused on the rare, familial form of ALS (fALS) as a way of better ... makes the protein superoxide dismutase caused familial ALS, but just how these mutations cause ALS has ... (clump together) are the major factors in the familial form of ALS," Brandeis chemist Jeff Agar said in ...

Calcium may be the key to understanding Alzheimer's disease

... that mutations in two proteins associated with familial Alzheimer's disease disrupt the flow of calcium ... hypothesis for inherited, early onset familial Alzheimer's disease has been suggested by ... 5 million Americans, 5 percent of whom have the familial form. The hallmark of the disease is the ...

Digestive Disease Week study examined ACR's guidelines for CT colonography interpretation

... the entire colon. Preoperative Detection of familial Pancreatic Neoplasms by Endoscopic ... was presented on the preoperative detection of familial pancreatic neoplasms. Lives can be saved if high grade dysplasia and early familial ductal adenocarcinoma can be detected in high ...

Possible link between different forms of epilepsy found by Carnegie Mellon scientists

... Although BK channels have been linked to a rare, familial form of epilepsy, their involvement in other ... the BK channel previously has been linked with familial epilepsy and with generalized seizures in ... could represent a common pathway activated in familial and sporadic cases of epilepsy." The BK ...

Different mutations in single gene suggest Parkinson's is primarily an inherited genetic disorder

... minor but additive effects. Same mutations in familial and sporadic forms of the disease Only about ... discovered that the LRRK2 gene is linked to both familial and non-familial cases of the disease. Since ... example, a mutation labeled G2019S causes both familial and non-familial Parkinsons disease in a high ...

Large multicenter study suggests new genetic markers for Crohn's disease

... develop a form of IBD and are more likely to have familial disease. This increased risk for some Jewish ... large enough to identify novel gene regions for familial predisposition in this ethnic group, says Johns ... SNPs, the team found evidence for genes causing familial Crohns Disease in the study population specific ...

Isis Reports Financial Results and Highlights for Fiscal year 2007

... the Phase 3 studies in patients with homozygous familial Hypercholesterolemia. Today we are announcing ... initiated registration studies of mipomersen in familial Hypercholesterolemia patients. * Isis ... 3 studies of mipomersen in patients with familial Hypercholesterolemia. * Over the ...

New Gene for Lou Gehrig's Disease Identified

... SOD1, which accounts for about 20 percent of familial cases and 3 percent of sporadic ones. The gene ... Shaw studied the TDP-43 gene in 154 families with familial ALS. They discovered one family with a mutation ... in the Annals of Neurology of another case of familial ALS with a mutation in TDP-43. Dr. Catherine ...

GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.

... in reducing total-C and LDL- C in heterozygous familial and non-familial forms of ... double-blind studies in patients with familial or non- familial hypercholesterolemia, MEVACOR, ... compared to 11% of placebo patients. In the familial Atherosclerosis Treatment Study (FATS), ...

MS that runs in families appears more severe than non-familial MS

... the severity of disease characteristics in familial MS patients versus what we call sporadic, or ... There were no significant differences between familial and sporadic cases based on age, disease ... to patients with no family history of MS, familial MS patients had significantly more destructed ...

Isis Reports That ISIS 301012 is Well Tolerated in Patients Treated for Five Or More Months

... (OLE) study of ISIS 301012 in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) on stable ... 200 mg/week as its development dose. About familial Hypercholesterolemia familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic condition that ...

Experts propose cholesterol tests at 15 months of age

... cholesterol which runs in families is known as familial hypercholesterolaemia. It affects about two in ... and LDL cholesterol in people with and without familial hypercholesterolaemia to determine the efficacy ... The proposed strategy elegantly screens for familial hypercholesterolaemia in two generations ...

Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels

... test early in life could identify children with familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic condition that ... that a test would identify 88 percent of cases of familial hypercholesterolemia, with only one in 1,000 ... therapy prevented artery damage in children with familial hypercholesterolemia. The study included 214 ...

Six Scientists Receive Awards for Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease Research

... Queen Square, London. Dr Rossor's research includes studying familial Alzheimer's disease and familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Longitudinal studies of at risk ...

6 scientists receive awards for contributions to Alzheimer's disease research

... Queen Square, London. Dr Rossor's research includes studying familial Alzheimer's disease and familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Longitudinal studies of at risk ...

The GenoMEL project identifies a new region of the genome associated with the risk of melanoma

... and probable unknown genetic susceptibility. That is, patients with familial melanoma, multiple melanoma or melanoma before the age of 40 years who do not present mutations in the familial melanoma genes. The study was later replicated in a sample of 1163 ...

Gene findings revealing reasons for neuroblastoma risk

... it is associated with the gene BRCA1, which was the first discovered familial breast cancer gene. "Researchers have suspected that variants in BARD1 ... the ALK gene as the major gene predisposing patients to the rare familial form of neuroblastoma, and the other identifying a region of chromosome 6 ...

Inherited melanoma risk: What you do know does help you

... investigator Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, director of the Tom C. Mathews Jr. familial Melanoma Research Clinic (FMRC) and associate professor in the Department ... experts estimate that about ten percent of melanomas are associated with familial or inherited syndromes. ...

Society's attitudes have little impact on choice of sexual partner

... twins had ever had a same-sex sexual partner. "The results show, that familial and public attitudes might be less important for our sexual behaviour than ... remains prohibited. Overall, the environment shared by twins (including familial and societal attitudes) explained 0-17% of the choice of sexual partner, ...

Family history of colorectal cancer linked with reduced risk of cancer recurrence

... financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. Editorial: familial Colorectal Cancer - A Genetics Treasure Trove for Medical Discovery In ... of novel genetic features predictive of response to chemotherapy. familial colorectal cancer may therefore confirm its role as a genetics treasure ...

Panacea Pharmaceuticals Announces the Availability of CC Detect(SM), a Serum-Based Diagnostic Test for Colon Cancer

... at least 15 years and previous radiation treatment for prostate cancer. familial and hereditary risk factors include: having a close relative who had ... For example, it should begin at puberty for those with a history of familial adenomatous polyposis, at 12 -15 years after the onset of left- sided ...

Jefferson scientists uncover key pathway, potential drug targets in autoinflammatory disease

... to Dr. Alnemri, defects in pyrin, for example, have been linked to familial Mediterranean fever, a sometimes fatal disease found in the Mediterranean, ... trials to treat autoinflammatory diseases, including PAPA syndrome and familial Mediterranean fever, in addition to other chronic inflammatory diseases ...

Familial MS May Be More Destructive

... examine the brains of 759 MS patients and found that the 198 patients with familial MS had significantly more destructed lesions, and significantly lower ... showed a difference between the severity of disease characteristics in familial MS patients versus what we call sporadic, or non-familial, MS patients. ...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

... ratios for adenotonsillar hypertrophy among those who had at least one affected sibling were 4.53 for boys and 4.94 for girls. Although this familial risk was much lower than in the group with OSA, the authors report that the increase was highly significant and the numbers of children were much ...

FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

... walk distance in patients with NYHA Class III symptoms associated with WHO Group I PAH, which includes multiple etiologies such as idiopathic and familial PAH as well as PAH associated with scleroderma and congenital heart disease. "We are thrilled to have a fourth approval from the FDA for ...

Another Genetic Link to Testicular Cancer Is Found

... testicular cancer this year, and that about 90 percent of the cases will be germ-cell cancers. For the study, the scientists analyzed DNA from 95 familial testicular cancer patients and found seven different mutations in a gene called PDE11A. Healthy men did not have the mutations. "The mutations ...

Caregivers may benefit from adult day care

... Development and Family Studies, Penn State, received a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effects of caregiving on familial caregivers. He will look at people who care for family members with dementia and how adult day care impacts the stress levels of all individuals ...

Afghani children suffering from post-traumatic stress

... to the bombings, abuse, and the general upheaval of their home life and society as a result of war, including the effects of long-term poverty and familial turmoil. The research appears in the Journal of Traumatic Stress and is the first of its kind to address the psychological needs of Afghani ...

Unspoken memories of Holocaust survivors find silent and nonpathological expression

... interaction, rather than the vocal transmission of Holocaust testimony or history, that sustains and commemorates the genocidal past in the private familial domain. The accounts provided by the interviewees in this study "depict the dynamic, normative, and self-imposed silent presence of the Holocaust ...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

... Ilaris is the first approved treatment for patients as young as four years old suffering from two forms of CAPS: familial cold auto-inflammatory syndrome (FCAS) and Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS). CAPS is caused by a single gene mutation that leads to overproduction ...

People With Huntington's Report Discrimination

... against in a social setting, usually over their choice to have children or to enter into a relationship, the researchers noted. Huntington's is a familial disease, passed from parent to child through a gene mutation. A child of someone with Huntington's has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the gene, ...

Discovery Sheds Light on Huntington's Disease

... the basic culprit, the potential is there to develop drugs that target it and either prevent symptoms or slow them down." Huntington's is a familial disease, passed from parent to child through a gene mutation. A child of someone with Huntington's has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the gene, ...

HRT-breast cancer risk stays same, regardless of family history

... or in combination, boost breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. It also refutes the notion, held by many in the medical community, that a familial predisposition to breast cancer enhances the carcinogenic effects of estrogen. "Although we know that family history is a risk factor, we don't ...

Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering

... toward health and wellness, said study co-author Beth Peshkin, a genetic counselor at Lombardi. "Although we do not yet know how to offset familial risks of cancer in future generations, it can be very empowering for parents to promote positive health habits in their children early on, like not ...

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease Highlights Anti-Cancer Activities of the Food Extracts Quercetin, EGCG, Glycyrrhizin, and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde

... diseases. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Sep;76(3):560-8. 3. Cruz-Correa M, et al. Combination treatment with curcumin and quercetin of adenomas in familial adenomatous polyposis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Aug;4(8):1035-8. EGCG (a compound found in green tea) 1. Bettuzzi S, et al. ...
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