Tag: "screening" at biology news
Researchers Discover Genetic Mutation For Rare Form Of Dwarfism
...ggest that the mutationcould be used as a prenatal screening
test for the disorder. After speaking at a meeting in Washington in 1996, Michael A. Levine,M.D., an authority on acromegaly -- a growth hormone disorder characterized bylarge hands and feet -- was invited by Brazilian researchers to consult ...
GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease
...ed risk for cancer. For Marcia, the results of her screening
confirmed her worst fears but, at thesame time, pr... and your family." The results of Robert's genetic screening
indicated he had inherited severalgenetic markers of increased cardiovascular risk that had gone und...
Millennium Clones Diet-Induced Obesity Gene
...oyslarge-scale genetics, genomics, high throughput screening
and informatics in anintegrated science and technology platform. This innovative drug discoveryplatform is applied across the entire healthcare sector, from geneidentification through patient management, to accelerate and transform thediscovery and ...
New Class Of Molecular Cues Guides Nervous System Wiring
...om Kidd and colleague Kim Bland usedgenetic mutant screening
studies of the fruit fly Drosophila to pinpointthe Slit protein as a key repellent molecule in developing fly embryos. Thegroup had previously shown that the roundabout, or Robo, protein is a repulsivereceptor on the surface of growing axons. They ...
Hold The Salt: Gene May Explain African Americans' Extra Sensitivity To Salt, Leading To High Blood Pressure
...k. "We're not quite ready to recommend widespread screening
for theACE gene, but we may be getting close to th...might be areasonable thing to do." Currently, mass screening
for the gene variant is not recommended. However,Flack says African Americans who have high blood p...
American Red Cross Launches New Genetic Screening Technology To Directly Detect Viruses
...ed on favorable test outcomes, the Red Cross began screening
blood donationswith NAT at the National Genome Tes...icer, American Red Cross BloodServices. "This new screening
method is expected to provide more accurate andearlier identification of virally infected blood." B...
Women With Low Cholesterol May Be At Risk For Depression And Anxiety
...n under-treateddisease, he said. "Someday, screening
for depression may encompass a cholesterol test,especially at significant points in a woman's lifetime when her cholesterollevels are known to drop," said Suarez. After childbirth, for example, a woman'scholesterol level drops precipitously, giving r...
Genetic testing and modified diets may save babies born with genetic defect
...essor of internal medicine(gastroenterology), said screening
women who develop a type of liver diseaselate in pregnancy -- and their newborns -- for the genetic defect could belifesaving for the newborn. Ibdah and his colleagues identified the genetic defect in 24 infants ortoddlers who had come in wi...
Cystic fibrosis gene undetected in screening of infertile men
More effective screening
methods for cystic fibrosis are needed to preventi...y of these geneticdefects go undetected in routine screening
for cystic fibrosis. "Dramatic advances in surgery and in vitro fertilization have given many menwit...
Cardiac surgery patients at higher risk
...n (CPR) also doubled. Investigators concluded that screening
and replenishing a patient's serumpotassium is a low-risk, low-cost intervention that should be considered on acase by case basis for all cardiac surgery cases. "We hope these results will change the impression that mild decreases inpotassium are wit...
Inherited deafness studies may affect genetic counseling
...deafness," Sheffield explained. "Butour subsequent screening
studies found that it was not uncommon for normali... theirpresence. We don't want people doing genetic screening
and basing counselingon any genetic variation they might find until it's been more carefullycharacte...
Fighting skin cancers with computers and technology
...am that usescomputerized photography for follow-up screening
of patients with a large numberof dysplastic moles. A digital photographic record of each of the patient'smoles is created and stored. When the patient returns for subsequentappointments, any suspected change to a mole can be verified by an immedia...
Maybe you can get blood from a turnip after all
...to the development ofscreening programs. Even with screening
programs some viral products such as HIV, Epstein-Barr,Hepatitis B and C and even the flu, can betransferred in blood products. Using plants to produce human blood proteinseliminates the possibility of transmitting diseasealong with lifesaving treatm...
Drug users, Native Americans susceptible to infectious diseases
...n of infected blood products, blood bankshave been screening
for the virus since 1988. About 0.03 percent of volunteerblood donors are infected with either HTLV I or II, according to Murphy'sprevious research. Infected individuals are disqualified from giving blood.HTLV-I and HTLV-II were the first retroviru...
New screening method identifies areas susceptible to Selenium contamination in
Western United States
A new screening
method, based on geology and climatology, has been...ontamination can be aproblem, we needed a reliable screening
method," said Ralph Seiler,USGS hydrologist and author of the report. "The method that wedeveloped u...
A picture and 2,000 words in Science magazine: two Kansas scientists work at forefront of emerging technology
...man medicine, it may become the basisfor objective screening
tools for cancers in diagnostic pathology labs.Quality-control in manufacturing; plant breeding; drug identification;biotechnology; and materials and forensics....
Mosquitoes have discriminating tastes, UF researchers find
...ents. In their laboratory, Butler and McKenzie are screening
materials to determinewhether they attract or repel mosquitoes. They built an olfactometer, a machinethat measures mosquitoes' preferences for various odors, and connected it to acomputer. Small discs of cattle blood and odoriferous gel are covered w...
Computers have had dramatic impact on chemistry
...hemicalsand push a button." Then, high put-through screening
tests thousands of compounds against targetdiseases -- dozens of pipettes drop samples into test media contained in plateshaving 384 or 1536 wells. . A company typically creates two million compoundsand targets five diseases. If it costs 50 cents to ...
NIH taps Hopkins craniofacial program as 'center of discovery', awards $7.5million grant
...of thesedisorders, we candevelop better treatment, screening
and prevention strategies." The Hopkins team will study the biological mechanisms through which alcoholconsumptioncauses craniofacial malformation in animal models. They also will examine themolecular biology,genetics and treatment of craniosyn...
UF researchers screen newborns for genetic susceptibility to diabetes in effort
to find causes and cures
...y whensymptoms appear. But through a sophisticated screening
program at the Universityof Florida, a Gainesville...e blood is obtained for the state-mandated newborn screening
program that seeks todetect the congenital disease PKU and other disorders. UF geneticist Jin-Xiong ...
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