Tag: "hereditary" at medical news
Immune system protein may be critical in kidney disorders and other diseases
...dentified as the culprit inthe most common type of hereditary
kidney syndrome, congenital nephroticsyndrome of the Finnish type. Occuring in one of every 10,000 Finns, thesyndrome results from lack of nephrin and produces kidney damage, as occurs inShaw's research animals that lack CD2AP. This similarity sugge...
UCSF researchers discover new piece of puzzle in cancer development
...osisof cancers. Research may show that people with hereditary
cancer are born with abnormalfibroblasts, in which case these abnormal cells could serve as a marker fordiagnosing cancer, said co-author Aria F. Olumi, MD, UCSF, a former UCSFurologic fellow. Alternatively, the development of CAFs could prove to be ...
UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy
...he various forms of muscular dystrophy, a group of hereditary
diseasescharacterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration. LGMD, whichaffects between one in 20,000 and one in 50,000 individuals, involves initialdeterioration of shoulder and pelvic girdle muscles, with relative sparing ofother muscle g...
How the nose knows
...this would mean that fully one-tenth ofhumankind's hereditary
code, comprising some 100,000 genes, must be dedicated tosmell receptors -- obviously an impossible situation.If, on the other hand, unique receptors do not exist for each individual smell,how does the olfactory system make sense of a vast variety of...
Intestine Transplant Results Reported At American Society Of Transplantation Meeting
...t results were children with microvillis disease,a hereditary
intestinal disease, or gastrochisis, a congenital condition thatcauses the intestine to die. Among adults, those with the best results had adiagnosis of Crohn's disease or a condition that involves severe clotting of themain vessels leading to the i...
Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis
...College are finding that certaincharacteristics of hereditary
colorectal cancer tumors may help forecast apatien...tumor biology. The researchers classified hereditary
colorectal cancer tumor samples onthe basis of MSI, according to whether it was absent, low or high....
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology
... disordermay result from a variety of causes, both hereditary
and acquired. More than150,000 Americans suffer from ataxia. A subset of ataxias, autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCAs), have geneticorigins and impact the cerebellum of the brain, which is involved in thecoordination of muscular movements. B...
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