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Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

... and breast cancer. The same genetic region that predisposes to colon cancer has also recently been shown to be an important region predisposing to breast cancer and prostate cancer, he says. The specific genetic cause for this joint susceptibility to three different cancers has not yet been discovered, but se...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...ner lining of the artery. Loss of this inner layer predisposes the artery to blood clot formation which has been a recent concern with drug eluting stents. The researchers found that the endothelial layer was partially restored at 14 days and completely restored at 28 days post-balloon angioplasty in the group t...

Dystonia Awareness Week: 4 -11 June, 2007

...lion (a part in the brain that controls movement) predisposes an individual to dystonia. Secondary or acquired dystonia can occur when the basal ganglia is damaged due to: Stroke Tumor Certain dopamine- blocking drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders Another postulate is that an imbalance in ...

Gene Variants Linked to Preterm Birth in Hispanic Women

...pelling, but how this variant functions and why it predisposes preterm births still needs to be determined," said Norwitz. In another abstract using the same study subjects, Norwitz and colleagues explored whether polymorphisms in the gene that encodes the progesterone receptor may identify women at risk for p...

Child Brain Likely To Be Harmed By Stress

...veterans with PTSD suggested a smaller hippocampus predisposes to PTSD, not the other way round. Source-Eurekalert JYT...

New Screening Protocol Identifies More Case Of Lynch Syndrome

...rease detection of Lynch syndrome, a disorder that predisposes people to developing colorectal cancer at a young age, //researchers report in the Feb. 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is caused by mutation...

Pregnant Women With Placental Infection Have Doubled Risk of Recurrence

...ve that there probably is a genetic component that predisposes women to intrauterine infection,” said Dr. Vanessa Laibl, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern and lead author of the study. “We also believe that certain women could be colonized with bacteria that are more virulent an...

Women Testing Negative for Familial Breast Cancer Gene Still at Increased Risk

...ient develops the condition that a particular gene predisposes them to, but they test negative for the inherited genetic fault. This is likely to be due to other genetic variants (modifier genes) that mimic the physiological changes produced by that specific gene fault. Thirteen of 107 first degree relatives w...

Breast Cancer linked to Gene Risk

...netic fault but develops the condition to which it predisposes them. The findings of the research have been published in the Journal of Medical Genetics. According to the researchers the phenocopy is probably due to other alterations, or modifier genes, that mimic the changes produced by the specific genetic fau...

Model Predicts Colon Cancer Inheritable Genetic Defects

... genetic defects known as Lynch syndrome// , which predisposes families to develop colorectal cancer. The model, called MMRpro, is based on an individual’s detailed family history of colorectal and endometrial cancer, as well as knowledge of how genetic mutations manifest themselves—in the form of tumors. It can...

Getting Serious About Suicide Prevention

...revention strategies. “One important factor that predisposes individuals to commit suicide is mental illness,” says Dr. Rémi Quirion, based in Montreal, and Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA). “Of the many mental disorders associated with suicid...

Remarks Linking Inbreeding And Diabetes Sparks of Controversy

...ght mean more of them have got the same gene which predisposes them to it." Dr Ketan Dhatariya, consultant diabetologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, condemned the MP's remarks and said it is disgraceful. He said. "It's an insult to people with type 1 diabetes and their families and it's an...

Warrior Gene Claims Slammed by Maori

... He added,"I think there is a link. It definitely predisposes people to be more likely to be criminals and engage in that type of behaviour as they grow older." Lea theorized that non-genetic factors might also be at play. He said, ‘There is lots of lifestyle, upbringing-related exposures that could be releva...

Malaysia Likely To Outlaw Gender Selection Test

...cedures would only be allowed if 'a particular sex predisposes a serious genetic condition like hemophilia and Down syndrome.' He also warned that using the procedure in the long term would affect the balance in the country's sex ratio. The new rule will mostly focus on a screening test known as pre-implantat...

HIV and TB, a Dreadful Combination

...ational rate. Inactive immune system as in AIDS predisposes people to be infected with TB than other diseases. A statistical report said children under 4 years are unfortunately the higher to be died in the year 2004 and also women in the age group between 30 – 34 tops in adult death rate. Achmat said after...

Salty Diet Pack Cancerous Punch In Children

...14 years old. High salt intake during childhood predisposes to high blood cancer, osteoporosis and even stomach cancer risk in the future - Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), says. It is better if the manufacturers state the products salt instead of its sodiu...

A New Marker For Type-2 Diabetes ?

...in the bloodstream. Insulin resistance not only predisposes individuals to type 2 diabetes, it also operates as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. An investigator in the Kahn laboratory, Dr.Timothy Graham, says it is often not possible to distinguish individuals with or without insulin resista...

Majority of Middle Aged People Suffer from - High BP, High Sugar, Pot Belly

...ffers// from metabolic syndrome, a condition which predisposes people to heart attack and stroke. "As high as 52 per cent of the people in the age group of 40-70 years were found to have metabolic syndrome, a condition signified by combination of factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pot belly an...

Women With Breast Cancer Can Now USE IVF To Spare Their Daughters

... The move, which also applies to a third gene that predisposes to bowel cancer, has also won the backing of the watchdog’s ethics and law committee, and is expected to be confirmed at a meeting in Belfast. People who know that they have the BRCA1, BRCA2 or HNPCC colon cancer genes will be able to seek IVF trea...

Jolt to Quit Smoking

...oxygen needed by the heart. This oxygen deficiency predisposes the heart to dangerous rhythms. ‘Smoking is obviously hard to quit,’ Sánchez says. ‘Heart patients know it's harmful, yet a good percentage of them continue to smoke. It's clear that quitting should be advocated for a whole myriad of reasons, and o...

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