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Study finds genetic link to human herpes susceptibility

... sore susceptibility genes, the U researchers used linkage analysis, which traces genetic markers in ... whole-genome study of herpes simplex virus to use linkage analysis. The researchers studied 421 people ... who couldnt be categorized were excluded from the linkage analysis, as were the 111 mildly affected people. ...

Discovery suggests location of genes for breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer

... The study, the first reported genetic linkage analysis for genes influencing breast density, ... with the disease or trait of interest. Such linkage studies have been used to uncover many ... The Mayo researchers performed a genome-wide linkage scan to identify possible chromosome regions in ...

Oncogene inhibits tumor suppressor to promote cancer: Study links B-RAF and LKB1

... cell proliferation. "Taken together, our results provide a molecular linkage between the LKLB1-AMPK and the RAF-MEK-ERK pathways and suggest that ... clinical impact. "Further understanding of how the intriguing molecular linkage between LKB1-AMPK and RAF-MEK-ERK functions in tumorigenesis could ...

Virginia Tech researchers find human virus in chimpanzees

... at this time," said Kaur, but she admits that mounting evidence suggests a linkage between visiting scientists and tourists and the viruses that are ... endangered chimpanzee population. Scientific establishment of that linkage could affect the eco-tourism industry, which is an important source of ...

Reshaping pharmaceutical quality

... by design (QbD) principles. Design space discussions considered the linkage of the patient experience with product quality. The Control Strategy Team ... between patient and business requirements, as well as showing the linkage from critical quality attributes. The Legacy Products Team has started ...

Riley Hospital for Children & Capital Institute of Pediatrics become international sister hospitals

... Modeled on the concept of international sister cities, the formal linkage of hospitals in two countries is much rarer. As international sister ... pediatric lung disease other areas of initial focus of the Riley Capital linkage include pediatric endocrinology and pediatric neurology. I have been ...

Pain in fibromyalgia is linked to changes in brain molecule

... Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a key linkage between pain and a specific brain molecule, a discovery that lends new ... be related to the level of glutamate in this region. To gauge the linkage between pain and glutamate, the researchers used a non-invasive brain ...

BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company

... the primary mechanisms for funding the life science industry appear to be functioning effectively. In particular we note the continuing critical linkage between scientific advancements, capital raising and the leasing of space." Mr. Gold continued, "It is noteworthy that these capital raising ...

Embarrassing illnesses no bar to information sharing

... research. In some cases, like population health research, that may be limited to selectively opting-out of research projects. In other cases, like linkage of biological samples with one's health information, the process would likely continue to require an opting in, perhaps through a broad consent for a ...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

... HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. 2 Studies conducted by Prof. John Whitelock, University of New South Wales, in conjunction with an Australian ARC linkage Grant. ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical_products/Hemostatic_Dressing/prweb2662004.htm . ...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

... currently provides HIV care and support to Baltimoreans including HIV primary medical care, case management, transportation, HIV testing and linkage to care in addition to its unique treatment adherence program. About the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Formed in 1996 as ...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

... HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. 2 Studies conducted by Prof. John Whitelock, University of New South Wales, in conjunction with an Australian ARC linkage Grant. ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical_products/Hemostatic_Dressing/prweb2662004.htm . ...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

... currently provides HIV care and support to Baltimoreans including HIV primary medical care, case management, transportation, HIV testing and linkage to care in addition to its unique treatment adherence program. About the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Formed in 1996 as ...

Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

... to these compounds -- automobile exhaust is one example -- translates into lower IQ scores by the time a child reaches the age of 5 years. This linkage builds on prior research, which has suggested that exposure to these pollutants, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), while still in the ...

Concord Coalition Warns That Health Care Reform Efforts Must Improve Nation's Financial Outlook

... nation's long-term fiscal challenge. As Congress and the President negotiate the details of health care reform legislation, it is essential that this linkage is recognized. To read previous issues in the series, visit: ...

It's Time For Nurses To Be Heard!!

... all stakeholders in the State's health care delivery system so that purchasers and health care consumers more fully realize the benefits of the linkage between quality, accountability and cost containment. The NJHCQI seeks to empower health care purchasers and consumers by publishing the results of ...

Ryder System, Inc. Joins the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

... and logistics provider, we also understand the complexity and depth of timely resources needed to respond to disasters. It is this strong linkage between Ryder's business and the Red Cross' operational needs that drove us to select the Red Cross as Ryder's primary, national charitable partner. ...

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action

... campaign, hepatitis B or C counseling and testing program, chronic hepatitis surveillance system, adult hepatitis A and B vaccination program, linkage to care system for persons infected with hepatitis B or C, or treatment program for un/underinsured Americans. "Increased funding through ...

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Observes World Hepatitis Day and Calls for Increased Federal Action

... campaign, hepatitis B or C counseling and testing program, chronic hepatitis surveillance system, adult hepatitis A and B vaccination program, linkage to care system for persons infected with hepatitis B or C, or treatment program for un/underinsured Americans. "Increased funding through the ...

Ben-Gurion U of the Negev study demonstrates link between appetite and elderly mortality

... BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, May 12, 2009 A new study by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher reveals a linkage between elderly people's appetite and mortality rates, with those who report impaired appetite more likely to die sooner. The study, published in ...

30-year follow-up study: 'Tremendous' impact of smoking on mortality and cardiovascular disease

... examination. The invitation had a huge response, with 91% attending for the baseline screen. Over the next three decades deaths were recorded by linkage to the Norwegian population registry and, between 2006 and 2008, those surviving responded to a follow-up questionnaire. This allowed division of the ...

'Routine HIV Screening Coverage Act' (Waters, D, CA) a 'Crucial Linchpin to Health Care Reform,' says AHF

... coverage of routine HIV screening, this bill should go a long way in helping to break the chain of new infections by making HIV testing -- and linkage to treatment, when needed -- far more readily available. We applaud Congresswoman Waters for reintroducing and carrying this lifesaving public health ...

Throwing the micro switch: MicroRNA may link smoking risk gene to neurobiology of addiction

... 2009 During the past several years, significant progress has been made in identifying susceptibility genes for nicotine dependence through genetic linkage and association analyses. Although a large number of genes have been associated with tobacco smoking, only a very limited number of genetic variants ...

Exploring Genetic Link Between Migraines, Cardiovascular Trouble

... were reported. As it turned out, the researchers found no association between the ACE D/I variant and migraine, with or without aura. Nor was a linkage found between the variant and cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke (involving restricted blood supply to the brain) or heart attack. However, ...

Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk

... linkage between the two might be genetic, researchers say MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with a family history of melanoma are twice ...

Twin study: Diabetes significantly increases risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementia

... 13,693 Swedish twins aged 65 or older in 1998, the year tracking for dementia began. Information about diabetes came from prior surveys of twins and linkage to hospital discharge registry data beginning in the 1960s. ...

Florida's Uninsured and Underinsured to Benefit from Statewide Grants

... Recipients, grant totals and program areas funded are: Alert Health, Inc. (formerly Hep-C Alert, Inc.) -- $100,000 -- linkage coordinator, lab counselor, cholesterol and glucose tests to support preventative health screenings in North Miami. Clinica Luz Del Mundo ...

McCormick Foundation Invests $5 Million in Chicago Initiatives Addressing Civic Health and Education

... housing program for homeless veterans, and Bishop Goedert Residence for retired veterans. All three of these programs provide supportive services and linkage to their residents. The grant allows Catholic Charities to sustain the organization's current programs and develop new initiatives. It also honors ...

T'is the season to be jolly?

... along with the increasing use of internet based social networking sites that are used to share images of drunken nights out,, also enable the linkage between alcohol and 'having fun'. Looking at what steps society may need to take to tackle the scourge of binge drinking, Professor Griffin says, ...

Studies on Smoking Genes and Transcriptional Control of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Revealed in Molecular Medicine

... association studies with cigarettes and other drugs of abuse - a phenotype of substance dependence. The authors did not find genetic linkage in social smokers (people who smoked at low and steady levels but who were not dependent on cigarettes). These findings are "reassuring for ...

Incidence of Anaphylaxis Higher Than Previously Reported

... food allergies." The researchers in this FAAN-funded study used data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP), a unique medical records linkage system funded by the National Institutes of Health. Since 1966, the REP has linked and indexed nearly all the medical records of Olmsted County ...

Is stuttering in our DNA?

... Minka Hildesheimer, both associates of Tel Aviv University. The researchers were able to identify areas on several chromosomes which indicated a linkage to stuttering, leading the scientists to hope that identification of specific genes underlying stuttering might be isolated. These findings were ...

Ivy Foundation Funds New Brain Cancer Research Consortium : $3M Stage I Project Aims to Improve Personalized Medicine for Patients

... academic laboratories utilizing models for predicting treatment response based on the genetic profile of a patient's tumor. Real-time collaborative linkage and project-specific communication are provided through the support of 5AM Solutions of Reston, Virginia. The successful completion of Stage I will ...

Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes

... found the variations on the CD36 gene, located in a part of chromosome 7 previously associated with metabolic syndrome in other studies. This linkage is important, because as the population of obese adults continues to grow in the United States, they become susceptible to problems such as diabetes ...

Early life infections increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis

... Arthritis Register. Using the Swedish Medical Birth Register, four controls were randomly selected per case, matched by sex, year, and delivery-unit. linkage to the Medical Birth Register and the Swedish Inpatient Register provided the necessary information on maternal-, pregnancy- and ...

Forty-Two Free Clinics Across State Share $1 Million in Grants From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

... for funding," said Lynda Rossi, Blues vice president of public policy and social mission. "And with research providing increasing evidence of the linkage between good oral health and general health, clinics that wanted to begin providing dental services also were given high priority. Many clinics also ...

WellPoint Announces Acquisition of DeCare Dental

... even greater opportunities to improve the health of their members by providing innovative tools and health information. "Research has shown a linkage between poor oral health and serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and increased risk of pre-term low birth weight ...

Jailed Indian Pediatrician Wins 2008 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights

... conference to a practitioner who makes significant contributions toward practical work in the field and in difficult circumstances; highlights the linkage of health with human rights; works predominantly in developing countries and with marginalized people; and demonstrates serious and long-term ...

Disturbed regulation of insulin production

... disease aetiology. Nevertheless, a strong genetic component also underlies type 2 diabetes, which has been studied for some years, with the help of linkage and association studies. The knowledge now gained allows new insights into the mechanisms responsible for the control of blood sugar levels in the ...

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

... only the large sample size but also the method we used for screening, namely the use of a high-density, single-nucleotide polymorphism genome-wide linkage process, says Brant. The new process is 10 times faster than older methods at searching the number of variations across the genome, he added. Up ...
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