Tag: "familial" at medical news
Researchers identify pathway that may slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease
...ase-1 gene (SOD-1), the same mutation found in the familial
or hereditary form of ALS. Caspases are enzymes that are unleashed in apoptosis, or planned cell death, to destroy cells that are no longer needed or are abnormal. Researchers believe that in neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, the process of caspa...
Protease inhibitor could help prevent alzheimer's
...ng 90 percent are "sporadic," meaning they have no familial
connection. All Alzheimer's cases, however, have a common basis: the accumulation of a chemical that kills brain cells and leads to dementia. In theory, memapsin 2 will stop the production of the killer chemical, known as beta-amyloid, thus stoppin...
Daughters' vulnerability, source of depression in women at high risk for ovarian cancer
... support is obviously needed for people undergoing familial
genetic risk assessment." The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute of Canada....
Researchers develop better means to diagnose adrenal gland tumors
...inpatients with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a familial
cancer syndrome withneurologic complications in which affected individuals inherit a predispositionto develop tumors in a number of organs, including the adrenal glands that sitatop the kidneys. "Pheochromocytoma can occur in VHL patients as young a...
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