Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
... out about their increased risk after undergoing genetic
"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
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
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
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 ...