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Article ID: 605371

Study Reveals How Patients Experience Direct-to-Consumer Tests

Loyola University Health System

Several companies sell genetic testing directly to consumers, but little research has been done on how consumers experience such tests. Now, a study is providing insight into how a diverse sample of primary care patients experience genetic testing.

15-Jul-2013 11:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 605372

How Cranberries Impact Infection-Causing Bacteria

McGill University

McGill University researchers are shedding light on the biological mechanisms by which cranberries may impart protective properties against urinary tract and other infections.

15-Jul-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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    15-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 605226

Scientists at NCI Generate Largest Data Set of Cancer-Related Genetic Variations

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have generated a data set of cancer-specific genetic variations and are making these data available to the research community, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

10-Jul-2013 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 605364

Cancer Researchers Discover How BRCA1 Mutation Starts Breast, Ovarian Cancers

University Health Network (UHN)

Scientists led by Drs. Mona Gauthier and Tak Mak at The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have solved a key piece in the puzzle of how BRCA1 gene mutations specifically predispose women to breast and ovarian cancers.

15-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 605366

Drug Shows Dramatic Reduction in Seizures In Patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A drug originally developed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs has now been shown to dramatically reduce seizures in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) – a genetic disease characterized by benign tumors on multiple organ systems. TSC is estimated to affect more than a million individuals throughout the world.

15-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 605369

Solving DNA Puzzles is Overwhelming Computer Systems, Researchers Warn

Johns Hopkins University

Scientists in the fast-growing field of computational genomics are getting lots of data but lack the computer power needed to analyze it quickly.

15-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 605365

Scientists Identify Neural Origins of Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women

Wayne State University Division of Research

A new study from neuroscientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine provides the first novel insights into the neural origins of hot flashes in menopausal women in years. The study may inform and eventually lead to new treatments for those who experience the sudden but temporary episodes of body warmth, flushing and sweating.

15-Jul-2013 9:40 AM EDT

Article ID: 605360

Dad's Obesity Could Be Inherited by Multiple Generations

University of Adelaide

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that the sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren to inherit obesity.

15-Jul-2013 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 605362

Path of Plaque Buildup in Brain Shows Promise as Early Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The trajectory of amyloid plaque buildup—clumps of abnormal proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease—may serve as a more powerful biomarker for early detection of cognitive decline rather than using the total amount to gauge risk, researchers from Penn Medicine’s Department of Radiology suggest in a new study published online July 15 in Neurobiology of Aging.

15-Jul-2013 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 605229

NIH Scientists Find That Proteins Involved in Immunity Potentially Cause Cancer

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

A set of proteins involved in the body’s natural defenses produces a large number of mutations in human DNA, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that these naturally produced mutations are just as powerful as known cancer-causing agents in producing tumors.

10-Jul-2013 9:50 AM EDT

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