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Blood transfusion study: Less is more

... into the health care reform debate. A wide variation in care is a hot-button issue, as lawmakers and ... to assess patient outcomes as well as hospital variation in blood use. Blumberg and lead author Mary ... from 2003 to 2006. They found that 30 percent of variation in transfusion practices seemed to be due to ...

Cell division find prompts overhaul of immune response modeling

... Hodgkin said although there was considerable variation in the number of divisions cells went through ... aware that cells never behave identically. This variation is usually dismissed as 'noise' or irrelevant ... thought that by ignoring the immense amount of variation in cells we might be missing something ...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

... cell count (known as leukopenia) and a genetic variation that is found mainly in persons of African ... African Americans with HIV who possess both a variation in the gene for the Duffy antigen receptor for ... researchers tested for the presence of the DARC variation and evaluated patients' WBC counts from diagnosis ...

Variants of 'umami' taste receptor contribute to our individualized flavor worlds

... code for this receptor correspond to individual variation in sensitivity to and perceived intensity of ... findings bolster our understanding of human taste variation and individual differences in tastes for ... tract, liver and pancreas, coding variation in the T1R3 gene may also influence how proteins ...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

... rates at screening colonoscopy found a wide variation among endoscopists, though researchers note that ... study is needed to determine the reasons for the variation and their clinical significance. Also in the June ... Studies of screening colonoscopy have documented variation in adenoma (benign growth) detection rates ...

Health Plans Prepare for Health Care Reform: Comparative Effectiveness, Consumerism Drive Future Changes, According to Deloitte Study

... collaboration with providers. Statistical variation in actuarial models is likely to decrease as care ... discovered with comparative effectiveness. As variation decreases, risk margins charged to customers will ... in health care spending and reduce inappropriate variation in the system." Consumerism Consumers, ...

Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

... lung function and growth, including genetic variation and environmental exposures such as tobacco smoke ... transferase (GST) genes. Overall, we found that variation in several of the GST genes was important. This ... three specific halotypes (patterns of genetic variation within genes) that had a significant effect on ...

Gene Test May ID Younger Women at Risk for Melanoma

... variation found in more than 40% of females under 50 raises ... WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic variation that's associated with a nearly fourfold ... School of Medicine. Identification of this variation in a gene called MDM2 could lead to a screening ...

NYU study finds new risk factor for melanoma in younger women

... NYU Langone Medical Center report that a genetic variation leads to a nearly four-fold increase of melanoma ... gene) in cells. In the presence of the genetic variation in MDM2, originally identified by the laboratory ... estrogen levels and who also have the genetic variation would be expected to have higher estrogen-related ...

Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

... News) -- Researchers have linked a genetic variation to a common form of epilepsy in children, ... members who had the condition. They found a gene variation -- in a gene called ELP4 -- that appeared to be ... next challenge is to figure out how the genetic variation affects the makeup of the brain. "More ...

St. Jude finds more than 100 gene variations linked with response to leukemia treatment

... Sciences chair. "We focused on genomic variation that is inherited and affects all cells in the ... and excretion. In almost all cases, gene variation predicting faster elimination of the drugs from ... effectively to overcome the patient's own genetic variation and reduce the chance of treatment failure." ...

In Kids, Genes May Affect Leukemia Treatment

... the researchers found. "Some of the gene variation is likely to cause differences among patients in ... for cancer, we will need to consider the genetic variation that each patient has inherited, in addition to the genetic variation that is unique to the tumor cells," Relling said. ...

Researchers Report Progress in Fight Against Fat

... Two drugs and a genetic variation are focus of promising studies ... sought to understand more about a genetic variation that appears to help make thin people slim and ... a study of mice suggests that people who have the variation are generally skinner than others, but their ...

Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

... amount of protein it tells cells to produce. Such variation can lead to alternative splicing, a process that ... director of the Center for Human Genome variation at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and ... up a very comprehensive picture of how genetic variation influences gene expression in specific tissues," ...

Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix

... MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation can make younger heart attack patients more prone ... an accompanying comment in the journal. "The variation in response is partly due to genetics, but there ... Among these patients, 28 percent carried a gene variation called CYP2C19*2. ...

Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates

... in the Midwest and the South. The geographic variation is even more extreme among women, for whom lung ... staggering toll of tobacco on our society." variation in smoking prevalence among the states is ... many types of cancer. This type of geographic variation in smoking-related cancers is due to smoking ...

Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks

... Genetic variation identifies those with poor glucose control likely ... research, a new study has identified a genetic variation that increases the risk of coronary artery ... diagnosed with CAD) who were tested for a gene variation of chromosome 9p21 and checked for long-term ...

Genetic disease treatments and pharmacogenetics: From scientific discovery to medical delivery

... with a particular health condition, or with variation in patient response to prescribed drugs. In ... can cause patients to exhibit 10- to 20-fold variation in the required dose (RD) of warfarin needed to ... SNPs and genes that are related to dose variation requirements could be used to better estimate the ...

New study replicates association between genetic variation and antidepressant treatment response

... 15, 2008 Pharmacogenetics, the study of genetic variation that influences an individual's response to ... hormones, the glucocorticoids. In prior studies, variation in this gene was associated with the emergence of ... Now that this current report has also implicated variation in the FKBP5 gene as related to antidepressant ...

3 sequencing companies join 1000 Genomes Project

... the most detailed map to date of human genetic variation as a tool for medical research. The new ... produced a comprehensive catalog of human genetic variation variation that is organized into neighborhoods called ...

JCI table of contents: May 22, 2008

... EDITOR'S PICK: Its not an AKT: genetic variation affects brain region dysfunctional in ... have indicated that in healthy individuals, variation in a gene known as AKT1 affects the structure and ... and Surgeons, New York. TITLE: Genetic variation in AKT1 is linked to dopamine-associated ...

Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects

... Medical School, Cambridge, Mass. COPY NUMBER variation AND EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN HEALTHSPAN: THE ASHKENAZI CENTENARIANS - $87,500 Human genomic length variation ranging from 500bp to 5 Mb, also known as structural or copy number variation (CNV), has been shown to influence complex traits ...

Combined physical and genetic map finds cancer's 'ignition key'

... and malignant to their underlying genetic variation or regulation, the team also identified a crucial ... superimposing the low-resolution map of genetic variation over the geographic map of the organs tissue, ... controls matched for age and gender. The specific variation was present in 2.78 percent of patients and every ...

Study breaks ground in revealing how neurons generate movement

... responds to a stimulus there is always a slight variation in its performance, a phenomenon that ... unique they proposed that some aspects of neural variation may reflect behavioral variation. They used ... velocity. They also measured the degree to which variation shared across two pairs of concurrently active ...

Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia

... News) -- Researchers have identified a gene variation in heart disease patients who are so vulnerable ... called ischemia. Patients with this particular variation of the adrenergic beta-1 receptor gene are three ... and about two-thirds of them had the particular variation of the adrenergic beta-1 receptor gene associated ...

More Gene Variations Found That Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

... to being able to develop a profile of genetic variation which predicts for increased risk of the disease. ... report, Dr. Stephen Chanock, head of the Genomic variation Section at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, ... Stephen Chanock, M.D., head, Genomic variation Section, U.S. National Cancer Institute, ...

Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

... and Spain. There is considerable within-country variation in IHD in Germany, the U.K. and Poland," she ... to CVD, there is a different pattern of regional variation compared with IHD. CVD mortality is reduced in ... and Spain. There is considerable within-country variation in Italy, Spain, Portugal and the U.K." ...

Mitochondrial 'bottleneck' cracked

... This difference is thought to explain the variation in the severity of the disease between siblings however the mechanism responsible for this variation was not understood for many years. Now this ... eventually form the eggs. This leads to the wide variation in the severity of disease. Depending on which ...

Story ideas from Molecular and Cellular Proteomics

... email: g.schmittulms@utoronto.ca Low variation in Platelet Protein Expression within the Elderly The variation in human platelets in the elderly population is ... requires knowing the extent of natural protein variation in the population, which arises from a ...

Project Will Map Genomes of 1,000 People Worldwide

... and medically relevant look at human genetic variation ever conducted. As outlined by an ... understanding the small fraction of genetic variation among humans can help explain individual ... give biomedical researchers a genome-wide map of variation down to the 1 percent level. This will change the ...

International consortium announces the 1000 Genomes Project

... to drugs or reaction to environmental factors. variation in the human genome is organized into local ... give biomedical researchers a genome-wide map of variation down to the 1 percent level. This will change the ... provide a deeper understanding of human genetic variation and open the door to many other new findings of ...

Johns Hopkins to participate in 1000 Genomes Project

... headway in creating a map of common DNA variation in humans, the HapMap Project, and applied it ... Its crucial to complete the catalog of common variation in DNA, the small fraction of genetic material ... give biomedical researchers a genome-wide map of variation down to the 1 percent level. This will change the ...

BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally

... Study finds wide variation among families with carriers TUESDAY, ... breast cancer. In fact, a new study finds wide variation in risk among families carrying the mutations, ... it." Experts have hypothesized that there is variation in the risk of breast cancer in general due to ...

International research collaboration narrows focus on genetic cause of Kawasaki disease

... San Diego (UCSD), have discovered a new genetic variation that affects a childs risk of getting Kawasaki ... of the arteries throughout the body. The genetic variation influences immune activation and the response to ... studies will identify additional sites of genetic variation and may capture enough of the genetic influence ...

Mortality rates 71 percent lower at top-rated hospitals: HealthGrades 2008 hospital-quality study

... company. The study, which documents a wide variation in the quality of care between the ... to reduce mortality rates, a significant variation in quality among the nations best and ... preventable deaths. The study also found wide variation in risk-adjusted mortality at the state and ...

Cancer researchers seek safe reduction of radiotherapy

... than others: that is, there is an individual variation in tissue response. Some patients will be very ... investigate associations between common genetic variation and a patient's risk of radiation induced ... The technology allows us to look at the variation and expression of genes to see which genes ...

The aye-ayes have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night

... on color vision to better understand genetic variation between human and other primate populations and ... than men. These three genes may explain all the variation that we might see across human populations in ... Verrelli. But how did our range of color vision variation come to be in the first place" To help trace ...

Genetic testing may be valuable in treating colorectal cancer

... to improve survival. But for more than one in 10 of these patients, a variation in their DNA means that this treatment could result in a severe reduction ... possible subsequent death. A new genetic test can identify those with the variation in order to lower the treatment dose -- however, it has been unclear ...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

... lung, thyroid, esophagus, bone surface and adrenal glands. "The wide dose variation also resulted in wide variation in estimated radiation-induced cancer risk," they continue. "Assuming ...

Oncology Care Quality Improvement Program Introduced by Bipartisan Coalition Dedicated to Better Cancer Care Nationwide

... calls for adherence to evidence-based guidelines which will reduce variation in care for patients and help physicians make clinical decisions with ... The OCQI aims to foster evidence-based guideline adherence to minimize variation and reduce errors in care, offers patient education and care coordination ...
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