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New Target for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Therapy Discovered

...archers have found how the gene for utrophin-which codes for a protein very similar to dystrophin, the defective protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)-puts the brakes on its own expression in muscle cells. The production of utrophin slows in foetal muscles soon after birth, following which dystro...

UK Hospitals Failing Hygiene Standards

...id best in meeting standards covering professional codes of practice, whistle-blowing and openness. There was also a rise in the number of trusts reporting they met the two standards relating to compliance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which issues advice on new treatments...

Domestic Abuse a Curse to Public Health

...use in ethnic minority groups, where the breach of codes of honour may be punished by violence. For example, it says, women in some Asian families may be expected to tolerate abuse by their husband rather than seek help or leave the family home. Domestic abuse can take place in forced marriages, where th...

Salmonella Scare Results in the Recall of Sesame Seed

... g package bearing UPC 6 20383 01055 9 and the lot codes 02W08S, 03W13S, 03W27S, 03W29S, 04W11S, 04W16S, 04...kg package bearing UPC 6 20383 60355 3 and the lot codes 02W28S, 04W13S and 05W29S....

Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease

... that some of them have mutations in the gene that codes for this enzyme. While the inherited form represents only a fraction of all ALS cases, this marked the first time there was any indication of a cause for any form of ALS, Valentine said. "We studied what happens to the protein if you have the metal...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

...dence. For instance, variants of the gene that codes for GABA receptors on the cell surface increases risk to alcoholism. GABA is a common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian nervous system. Research is underway to find out the underlying mechanism. It has been observed that there is a l...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

... Encourage their members to abide by professional codes that prohibit involvement in development of dual use technologies or materials....

Understanding Why C. Difficile Causes Disease -- It's Hungry

...erium produces that cause disease and a third gene codes for a protein that makes a hole in the organisms c...league, Bruno Dupuy from the Institut Pasteur. One codes for a protein, known as R, that is necessary for the expression of the first three genes and the oth...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

... It is caused by a mutation in the GNE gene, which codes for two enzymes that produce sialic acid, a sugar important to muscle development and kidney function. The new research focused on a form of HIBM in Iranian-Jewish families, which is caused by a specific mutation in the GNE gene known as M712T. Num...

Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

...ted variations lie in or near: IGF2BP2. This gene codes for a protein called insulin-like growth factor 2 ...e in regulating insulin action. CDKAL1. This gene codes for a protein called CDK5 regulatory subunit associated protein1-like1. The protein may affect the a...

Chances of Survival for Melanoma is High When Detected by Dermatologists

...om the two databases for 2,020 patients, comparing codes for different kinds of physician visits in the Medicare database to cancer diagnoses and outcomes in the NCI database. Of the 2,020 patients, 1,467 (73 percent) were diagnosed with melanoma by a dermatologist and 553 (27 percent) were diagnosed by ...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

..., Dal Raccolto, Flora, Roland and Vantia, and have codes that start with the letter "G" and are followed by 3 or 4 digits. All sizes of cans, glass jars and pouches of Cerignola, Nocerella and Castelvetrano type olives are affected. Symptoms of botulism include general weakness, dizziness, double vision...

Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs -- and Probably in Humans

...duals. One of these regions included a gene that codes for a protein hormone called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), which is known to play an important role in growth, body size and longevity in mice and in body size in humans. The researchers then analyzed this region in hundreds of dogs from 14 sm...

Researchers Discover Gene Essencial to Cerebellum Formation

...he authors used mice with a disactivated gene that codes for the Ptf1a/48 protein, and compared them with mice that express the gene normally. Their conclusions provide new insight into origin of nerve cells that form the cerebellum in higher organisms. In a second research project, led by Francisco Real...

Novel Test Identifies Leukemia Patients Likely to Respond to New Therapy

...tudy focused on a gene called BCL6. The protein it codes for is a transcriptional repressor, which means that it can shut off the functioning of genes in B cells and other cells of the immune system and prevent them from being expressed. The BCL6 protein is normally produced only during a specific stage of...

Disparities in Colon Cancer Screening Remain Among Medicare Patients

...ta income level of each patient based on their ZIP codes of residence. The type of test screening completed...nt),' the authors note. 'Individuals living in ZIP codes with a higher per capita income were more likely to undergo a colon screening test than were those l...

Genetic Fingerprints Identify Brain Tumors' Origins

...hese patterns provided genetic fingerprints or bar codes for the location of PAs, as well as for another glial cell tumor called an ependymoma. In addition, scientists also detected these distinct patterns of expression in normal glia and stem cells from these brain locations, suggesting that genetic finge...

Two Brands of Pesto Recalled in Quebec, Ontario

...uebec and Ontario. The Recall has affected all lot codes and expiry dates of the products. One of the two types, Blue Cheese pesto may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, which may cause botulism resulting in respiratory failure, paralysis or death. The Sundried Tomatoes pesto contains sulphite...

Poorer Women More Likely to Get Reduced Chemotherapy Dose

... U.S. Census Bureau statistics and the women’s zip codes to assign each woman a median household income, po...and those who were less educated, and lived in zip codes with lower median household income and higher levels of poverty. Severely obese patients were four t...

New Iron Regulation Discovery by Children's Hospital

...om being an enzyme to an iron regulator. Each mRNA codes one or two proteins in the body. In this case the coded protein was Ferritin, which is essential for managing iron in the body. This discovery could help researchers design medications for patients with iron overload that occurs in hemochromotosis, S...

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