Tag: "hereditary" at medical news

Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans

...t cancer patients suggests the possible effects of hereditary factors, and these influences may cause the younger age distribution that is seen among these patient populations to persist."...

Inflammatory cells highly promising target in NF 1

...ase that affects more people than cystic fibrosis, hereditary muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease and Tay Sachs combined. Now, however, research by IU School of Medicine scientist D. Wade Clapp, M.D., and his colleagues David A. Ingram, Jr., M.D. and Feng-Chun Yang, M.D., Ph.D., have identified a promising...

Breast conserving therapy safe for hereditary breast cancer

Women with hereditary breast cancer treated with breast conserving thera...poradic forms of early breast cancer. However, for hereditary breast cancers i.e., mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes the use of BCT is controversial due to con...

Smoking triggers early onset of pancreatic cancer

... cancer. Despite genetic characterization of other hereditary cancers, the genetic component of pancreatic cance...roup. The mean age of diagnosis was younger in the hereditary cohort than among those with the sporadic form (57.1 years old versus 61 years old), and more FPAC p...

Cancer researchers seek to predict tumor growth

...s of the cancer process. MMR defective cells cause hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), an inherited disorder, also called Lynch syndrome, that often leads to colon cancer and other types of cancer, most often in people in the 20 to 40-year age group. The disorder affects about 160,000 people in the Un...

Genetics testing saves health care dollars

...ly for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, a rare hereditary syndrome consisting of cancers of the thyroid and ...sitive connotations for families affected by other hereditary cancers such as the breast-ovary cancer syndrome, Dr. Gilchrist said. "The government wants to see a...

U. Va. researchers unravel a central mystery of how hearing happens

...estore hearing and balance function in people with hereditary inner ear disorders." A large body of circumstantial evidence has accumulated over the past 25 years that suggests a mechanically sensitive, donut-shaped protein must be at the heart of the body's hearing apparatus, but scientists had no idea of...

UCI's Brain Imaging Center chosen to help advance nation's Roadmap for Medical Research

...aled by the human genome project to understand the hereditary nature of normal brain function and mental illnesses. If the aims of this new center are achieved, Potkin said, the emerging field of imaging genetics will be positioned to enhance understanding of the biologically complex problem of mental illness,...

Researchers discover new clinical syndrome leading to severe osteoarthritis

...ered a new clinical syndrome which they have named hereditary chondrolysis, a rare disabling disease in which th...e wherein the father, two daughters and a son have hereditary chondrolysis. In the family, this disease was so pronounced that the cartilage peeled off the bone,...

Enoxaparin prevents stillbirth in pregnant women with clotting disorder

... measure against stillbirth in pregnant women with hereditary thrombophilia, according to a new study published in the May 15, 2004, issue of Blood , the official journal of the American Society of Hematology. Thrombophilia, a tendency for excessive blood clotting, increases the risk of stillbirth because it i...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover gene mutations that 'ignore' stress, lead to heart failure

...s Laboratory. Dr. Olson is a leader in identifying hereditary factors that cause heart disease. With the permission of selected patients who suffered heart failure of unknown origin, he carried out extensive genetic scans of DNA obtained from blood samples. Results showed that some patients shared a defect in a...

High blood pressure in the lungs a major risk for death in adults with sickle cell disease

...y pulmonary hypertension develops in most types of hereditary and chronic anemias that are caused by hemolysis, the destruction of red blood cells. This suggests that there is a distinct syndrome of hemolysis-associated pulmonary hypertension, a complication that has been reported with increasing frequency in s...

Passive tobacco smoke increases complications in children with sickle cell disease

...cost of medical care." Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disease that affects hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries and delivers oxygen to tissues. The presence of sickle hemoglobin can lead to damaged and misshapen red blood cells that do not flow normally through blood vessels and deliv...

First peer-support helpline for people concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

...ion to more than 200 key information sources about hereditary risk and genetic counseling. Volunteers can also ... the formal evaluation of the effectiveness of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer helpline for providing risk-management information and support to the high...

Researchers find additional families with gene linked to gout and kidney failure

...dings at a session on new developments in clinical hereditary disease. Since the team at Wake Forest and the University of Pittsburgh reported discovery of the gene in last December's Journal of Medical Genetics, 13 other families have been discovered at other medical centers. Family members have a mutation i...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2003 (second issue)

...f Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. CF is a hereditary disease that causes certain glands to produce abnormal secretions. The trait for the disease is recessive and requires two genes to produce illness. When two genes are abnormal, chloride and sodium transport across cell membranes is disrupted, lead...

Working out may keep breast cells working well

...be an important mechanism for women who may have a hereditary form of the disease," Bernstein says. Some scientists also have hypothesized that exercise's immune-boosting power or its ability to increase insulin sensitivity might be protective. Despite carefully considering the screening practices of the women...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2003 (first issue)

...ANAGEMENT Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, a hereditary disorder that can cause liver and lung disease, is frequently under recognized and misdiagnosed by clinicians, according to the latest "Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency." The new guideline...

Research offers insight on treatment for hereditary eye disease

...gene that can trigger retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a hereditary disease that affects 1.5 million people worldwide, many of whom are legally blind by the age of 40. The study, appearing in the October 3 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, highlights research conducted on the gene rhodopsin, a protein lo...

Sudden cardiac death: New risk factor first identified in Illinois family by SLU cardiologist

...School of Medicine was the first to identify a new hereditary condition that increases the risk of sudden cardia...al literature and that we had probably found a new hereditary risk factor for sudden cardiac death," Dr. Bjerregaard says. "A long QT interval is often the culpr...

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