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Breast cancer prognosis runs in the family
...7 mother-daughter pairs and 831 sister pairs among women
with breast cancer diagnosed between 1961 and 2001...ncer. Dr Hartman says the findings are relevant to women
with newly diagnosed breast cancer, and to those treating them. The next step will be to understand ...
UCF professor finds bacterial pathogen may be key to understanding cancer development
...lly deadly pathogen, causing abortions in pregnant women
and meningitis in those with compromised immune sy...meats that have not been properly cooked. Pregnant women
and people with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible. To avoid contamination, ...
New genetic test developed at Emory advances detection and diagnosis of muscular dystrophy
...y, access to prenatal testing was limited for some women
when the affected male relative was not available ...mproves access to prenatal and carrier testing for women
without the need to test a male relative, in a rapid timeframe," according to Vanessa Rangel Miller,...
Gene variant increases risk for alcoholism following childhood abuse
...alyzed DNA samples from a group of American Indian women
living in a community in which rates of alcoholism... in this population, reported by about half of the women
in the community, compared with a U.S. average of 13 percent. The high rates of sexual abuse and a...
Fine particulate matter from traffic may influence birth weight
... in Munich between 1998 and 1999 were studied. All women
included in the study had not moved out during the pregnancy. On the basis of a measuring campaign at 40 locations in the city of Munich, the concentrations of traffic-related atmospheric pollutants during pregnancy, including fine particulate matter...
OHSU scientists find antidepressant, bone loss link
...LAND, Ore. - Two new studies suggest older men and women
taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a ...s had lower bone mineral density, and that elderly women
taking the antidepressants had a higher rate of yearly bone loss. The studies appear in today's is...
2 MSU professors spearhead international water project
...for involvement of underrepresented minorities and women
and will have an impact on future generations of scientists, according to Tarabara. When the nonrenewable five-year, grant expires, Tarabara said, the project will live on. We are working with industrial partners in the United States and abroad t...
New amfAR research grants to optimize HIV treatment
...butions of these factors to health care quality in women
compared to other populations. Dr. Sayles plans to test the validity of a new measure of HIV-related stigma in women, with the long-term goal of identifying factors that might guide future interventions to improve quality of health care in HIV-positi...
Pregnancy nausea/vomiting may indicate lower risk of breast cancer
...FFALO, N.Y. -- It may not seem so at the time, but women
who suffer through morning sickness during their pregnancies actually may be fortunate. Those women
may have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life than mothers-to-be who ex...
CU study reveals why starling females cheat
may cheat on men for personal reasons, superb starling females appear to stray from their mates for the sake of their chicks, according to recent Cornell research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. The study found that s...
Dietary calcium is better than supplements at protecting bone health
... daily calcium from food have healthier bones than women
whose calcium comes mainly from supplemental table...sis, which affects an estimated 8 million American women
and 2 million American men. Another 34 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increas...
Changes in chromosomal constitution of preimplantation embryos suggest caution in genetic screening
...d be interpreted with caution. PGS is offered to women
with recurrent IVF failures as well as repeated miscarriages. It is based on the concept that the entire chromosomal constitution of an embryo can be represented by a single cell, which is removed from the embryo. If one biopsied cell is found to be...
Noninvasive screening in early pregnancy reduces Down's births by 50 percent
Nice, France: Non-invasive screening of pregnant women
with ultrasound early in pregnancy, combined with ...osis. Previously this was restricted to pregnant women
over 35 years of age, but since the implementation of the new guidelines it has been available to an...
Gum disease in postmenopausal women linked to oral bone loss
...tudy conducted in a large sample of postmenopausal women
by University at Buffalo epidemiologists has provi...bacteria with oral bone loss. Results showed that women
infected with four bacteria known to cause periodontal disease were more likely to have more severe ...
UD awarded $11M for osteoarthritis research and unique mentoring program for women scientists
...que mentoring program to foster the development of women
biomedical researchers at UD. The grant, led by .... Buchanan said the program's focus on mentoring women
in science and engineering evolved after the request for research proposals was circulated at UD. Wo...
Screening approach leads to discovery of gene linked to breast cancer
... shut it down could offer an effective therapy for women
whose tumor cells harbor the mutation. The three-stage approach to finding breast cancer genes may be used in other forms of cancer as well, Hahn continues. "Our study provides a framework for integrated genomic methods of oncogene discovery."...
Can a Mediterranean diet help prevent colon cancer?
... U-M researchers recently concluded a study of 70 women
ages 25-65 who were randomly divided between follo...o the Mediterranean diet throughout the study. The women
following a Mediterranean diet decreased the amount of polyunsaturated fat they ate by 50 percent wh...
Lung and bladder cancer deaths continue decades after arsenic exposure
...ped. At the peak, lung cancer deaths among men and women
in the contaminated region were about three times higher than in the control region, while bladder cancer deaths were six times higher in men and 14 times higher in women. The lag time between exposure to a carcinogen and the peak of cancer deaths is...
Daddies' girls choose men just like their fathers
...iversity and two Polish institutions revealed that women
who have negative or less positive relationships were not attracted to men who looked like their male parents. Due to be published in the July issue of Evolution and Human Behaviour, the study investigated evidence of parental sexual imprinting, th...
Physicist cracks women's random but always lucky choice of X chromosome
... help understand the problems of a small number of women
who unusually dont have a completely random distribution of X chromosomes but the explanation may have much wider implications as at least 10% of our genes may behave in similar ways as mechanism that "chooses" between X chromosomes. Examples of this...
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