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Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

... out about their increased risk after undergoing genetic testing. "Women have their breasts or ovaries ... always happen immediately after counseling or a genetic test result and can take more than seven years ... removal surgery within two years after their genetic test, but some took seven years to make the ...

Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

... an analytical technique to detect the multiple genetic variations that contribute to complex disease ... traits. Rather than searching one at a time for genetic alterations that cause a particular symptom or ... that plague humans are caused not by a single genetic mutation, but by a combination of ...

Genome of Leukemia Patient Reveals Common Mutations

... Findings could help scientists understand genetic basis of cancer WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 ... a man with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) revealed genetic mutations that may be common among other cancer ... many cancer genomes to better understand the genetic basis of cancer. "Only by sequencing complete ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

... 2 diabetes prediction that have presented both genetic and plasma phenotypic evidence like ours," Liu ... of SHBG and type 2 diabetes, they identified two genetic variants in the gene coding for SHBG -- one ... protein." The researchers also used genetic data to confirm that SHBG may play a causal role ...

Scientists Decode HIV Genome

... Breakthrough finding shows virus carries huge RNA genetic code WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay ... influenza, hepatitis C and polio, HIV carries its genetic information as single-stranded RNA rather than ... unappreciated role in the expression of the genetic code," study leader Kevin Weeks, a professor of ...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

... Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia ... that has puzzled scientists since the first genetic mutation was identified in the 1990s. Now, ... (PRWEB) August 4, 2009 -- Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia ...

Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

... In many types of cancer, parts of the genetic material of tumor cells are switched off by ... the disease. The researchers investigated the genetic material of these mice at regular intervals from ... genes trigger whole cascades of changes in the genetic material which can hardly be controlled at a ...

Synthetic biology -- opportunities and risks

... up a great deal of potential for combining novel genetic methods with engineering principles. This will ... feasibility of increasingly rapidly decoding genetic information and re-synthesising it. In the medium ... a member of the DFG Senate Commission on genetic Research and Vice President of the Leopoldina, ...

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

... hypertrophy could be an expression of genetic or shared environmental mechanisms. Recent genetic studies of both adult and pediatric patients with OSA indicate that genetic mechanisms do play an important role. Possible ...

Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together

... found the gene for the toxin traveling with a genetic component of Staphylococcus that controls ... PLoS Pathogens , shows for the first time that genetic factors that affect Staphylococcus virulence ... of a toxin hitchhiking on staphylococcal mobile genetic elements that are primarily in charge of ...

Janet Rowley, MD, A Researcher Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

... a pioneer in demonstrating that cancer is a genetic disease, for being awarded the 2009 Presidential ... work developing a tool to more precisely diagnose genetic subtypes of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) so ... earlier work helped to establish that cancer is a genetic disease, demonstrating that mutations in critical ...

Comprehensive Look at Rare Leukemia Finds Relatively Few Genetic Changes Launch Disease

... leukemia (AML) found only a few mistakes in the genetic blueprint, suggesting the cancer arises from just ... that the development of AML may require fewer genetic alterations than other cancers and that a very ... cell into a cancer cell. "The complement of genetic lesions varies across the ...

Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer

... infection and possible subsequent death. A new genetic test can identify those with the variation in ... patients received a full dose of irinotecan. With genetic testing, irinotecan dosage was reduced 25 percent in individuals identified using the genetic test as having the UGT1A1*28 variant allele. The ...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... from the pituitary tumor cells had the same genetic makeup and characteristics as the original tumors ... tumor stem-like cells were analyzed for their genetic makeup and behavior. Pituitary adenomas have ... mice, they generated new tumors that had the same genetic composition and characteristics as the original ...

Affymetrix Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

... the industry-standard tool for analyzing complex genetic information. After inventing the technology in ... view of the genome. These products accelerate genetic research that will allow physicians to develop ... patients by identifying and measuring the genetic information associated with complex diseases. ...

Studies Show Genetic Activity of Antioxidants

... July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Using the latest genetic technology, researchers have begun to discover ... of the heart. The researchers then isolated genetic material from the mice and exposed it to ... either in orange juice or as a supplement. genetic studies found that hesperidin affected activity ...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

... blood cell count (known as leukopenia) and a genetic variation that is found mainly in persons of ... Military's HIV Natural History Study and included genetic and clinical data from 1,132 participants. The ... blood cell count, to uncover the full effects of genetic variations that may influence HIV disease ...

Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans

... News) -- Federal researchers have identified five genetic variants associated with high blood pressure in ... one of a series being done to pinpoint possible genetic factors in high blood pressure and is the first ... Rotimi said. "We are going to take these genetic findings that we have and find out how they ...

Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment

... use and behavior problems are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, a new study finds. "In the past, research on genetic and environmental influences on behavior was ... release. "Some scientists were interested in genetic effects, others in environmental effects. We now ...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

... Strategy targets genetic flaw thought to be key to major form of the ... have found a way to interfere with a stray genetic process critical in the development and ... ago, this same group of researchers showed that a genetic flaw leads to the overproduction of a certain ...

Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer

... Vijaya Ramesh Ramesh, whether she thought the genetic mutations on two tumor-suppressor genes linked to ... she had no access to chordoma tissue to study the genetic makeup. So Sommer tracked down a pathologist at ... research on the involvement of the so-called mTOR genetic pathway in chordomas. The findings led to a study ...

Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought

... illness, new research suggests that people with a genetic propensity to develop Alzheimer's disease start ... finds that nearly everyone told of their high genetic risk of the disease was glad that they had been ... Scientists have known for some time that a genetic variation greatly boosts the risk of the disease, ...

New Map of Genomic Variation Will Enable Disease Research

... new research tool for diagnosing and identifying genetic problems in patients. A team from The ... of the genome. Both SNPs and CNVs contribute to genetic diversity and disease by changing the action of ... Hospital. Often puzzling to physicians, such genetic diseases may be individually rare, but ...

New HHS HRSA Grant Will Fund Development of an Electronic Genetic and Family History Record for Doctors' Offices

... the Health Resources and Services Administration, genetic Services Branch. The National Coalition ... and will work with the March of Dimes , the genetic Alliance, and the Newton Wellesley Hospital ... to ask more questions or to send a woman to a genetic specialist. The tool also will ...

Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimer's Clinical Studies

... participation of African Americans in Alzheimer's genetic research. In addition, partnerships with churches ... surveys, focus groups, clinical trials, and genetic studies - surveys were the most preferred form of ... are willing participants for Alzheimer's genetic studies, if culturally sensitive techniques are ...

Two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Award

... Early Career Scientist. Malik studies genetic conflict. He sees battles raging within a cell's ... to study the causes and consequences of these genetic conflicts in yeast, fruit flies and other model ... Ph.D., he first became intrigued by the study of genetic conflict. Malik joined the Hutchinson Center ...

Buyer Beware! Know What You're Getting When You Buy Online Genetic Tests

... or obesity. But many of those at-home genetic tests (also known as direct-to-consumer or D-T-C ... addressed the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer genetic testing at its bi-annual luncheon titled " ... Committee. The March of Dimes says some genetic tests conducted by a trained professional can ...

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

... is funded by the European Commission to study the genetic and environmental risk factors for melanoma. The ... that make up DNA and can be associated with many genetic diseases. The study published in Nature Genetics ... 1650 patients with melanoma and probable unknown genetic susceptibility. That is, patients with familial ...

Interleukin Genetics Announces Strategic Divestment of Alan James Group

... us to focus our efforts on growing our core genetic testing business. The sale of AJG provides ... cash to continue development and promotion of our genetic testing services and products including our new ... Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILI ) develops and markets genetic tests, including its new brand of Inherent ...

International Collaboration led by Dr. Pablo V. Gejman,Researcher At NorthShore University HealthSystem's Research Institute, Finds Genetic Association of Schizophrenia to Chromosome 6p Variant

... increase the risk for schizophrenia, of which genetic factors are the most prominent, though not ... increase the risk for schizophrenia, of which genetic factors are the most prominent, though not ... thousand individuals with hundreds of thousands genetic markers distributed along the human genome, ...

Possible Gene Regions for Schizophrenia Located

... who found that schizophrenia patients have genetic variations on a section of chromosome 6 that ... in order to exclude numerous non-disease-related genetic differences that would have to be sorted through ... ancestries. The researchers used the latest genetic technologies to search for ...

Possible benefit from online genetic testing for lung cancer

... available, private companies that offer online genetic testing are multiplying. Scientists at the ... among smokers who did or did not have a common genetic variant associated with risk for lung cancer. The ... "Up until now we have had a clear model for genetic testing. You see a professional genetics ...

Online Genetic Testing Appears to Have Benefits

... TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Online genetic testing for lung cancer appears to offer some ... "Up until now we have had a clear model for genetic testing. You see a professional genetics ... coming under increasing pressure as more and more genetic information is generated, and as a greater number ...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

... country of birth, which suggests either a direct genetic effect on the daughter, or an effect of paternal genetic factors that are expressed during pregnancy." ... "At this stage we would hesitate to say that a genetic inheritance is definitely playing a role in the ...

Prometheus Launches MyCeliacID(TM), the First Do it Yourself, Saliva-Based Genetic Test Dedicated to Celiac Disease

... the first do it yourself, saliva-based genetic test dedicated to celiac disease. MyCeliacID identifies distinct genetic sequences associated with celiac disease, a largely undiagnosed genetic disorder that affects approximately 3 million ...

FDA's Current Ability to Regulate Genetic Testing is Problematic, FDLI-AAAS Colloquium Attendees Say

... Drug Administration's (FDA's) ability to regulate genetic testing is problematic, according to a recent ... concerns about the ability of the FDA to regulate genetic testing?" However, 72 percent of the attendees ... And 71 percent agreed that FDA should regulate genetic testing, including laboratory-developed testing, ...

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study

... of blood pressure and understanding the genetic background of high blood pressure. "Uncovering the genetic causes of high blood pressure may help in its ... of families has provided us with evidence that genetic information encrypted in the protein travels ...

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

... say they may be moving closer to developing a genetic test for colorectal cancer that could indicate ... team of researchers report that they've found a genetic red flag that indicates the presence of cancer ... and discomfort. Enter the idea of genetic screening, which could make colorectal cancer ...

Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids

... (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a genetic trait that appears to boost the risk that a child ... In the new study, researchers looked at genetic samples from hundreds of white children with the ... a specific "copy number variation" -- a kind of genetic trait -- doubles the chances that a child will ...

No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots

... June 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that genetic testing can help prevent the potentially ... said there's not enough evidence to conclude that genetic testing for the two gene mutations in adults with ... researchers also said they found no benefit to genetic testing of family members of patients who have at ...
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