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Cancer, chronic inflammation, Tumor, mutant gene

Mutant Gene Found to Fuel Cancer-Promoting Effects of Inflammation

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Biologists have uncovered a mechanism linking a human gene’s function to chronic inflammation and cancer. They discovered that “mutant p53” taps the body’s immune response system to fuel pro-inflammatory responses that increase cancer growth.

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Autism, Autism Research, Epigenetics

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Twin Study, Heritability, Nafld, Fatty Liver, serum metabolite

Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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American Thyroid Association: Charles H. Emerson, MD, Will Lead New Board of Directors

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) announces election results.

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BRCA, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening

Researchers Pinpoint Causes for Spike in Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.

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Breast Cancer, Drug Reactions, African American, Genetics, Ancestry, Cancer

Genetics Study Reveals Reactions to Drugs Result in Poorer Outcomes for African American Breast Cancer Patients

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African American women participating in a clinical study on breast cancer had more side effects and poorer survival rates than did women of European ancestry, according to a an Indiana University study that identified ethnicity through genetics--a first in this type of research.

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Radiation Therapy, Oncology, Proton Therapy, proton beam radiation, Cancer, Annual Meeting, health & innovation, Physics, science & technology, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pediatric Cancer, Head And Neck Cancer, gastro intestinal cancer

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center Hosts 4th Annual PTCOG-NA Conference in Chicago

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The Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center will host over 200 leading clinicians, physicists and researchers in the growing field of proton therapy at the 4th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North-America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, being held October 23-25, 2017 at the Swissôtel Chicago.

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Genetics, genes, TMEM106B, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration, Ftld, ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neurology, Neurons, Neurodegeneration

Penn Researchers Drill Down into Gene Behind Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

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A new study published online this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics from Penn researchers uncovers the mechanisms of the genetic mutations, or variants, associated with the TMEM106B gene.

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Asthma, allergy and immunology

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Early Stage Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Nirav S. Kapadia, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Nsclc, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, general thoracic surgery

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