Tag: "genetic" at medical news
Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand
...e to develop this syndrome." There could also be a genetic
predisposition to the syndrome, he indicates. Dr. Johnson points to a need for further research into the origins of this syndrome....
Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science
...ples were large enough to analyze. They focused on genetic
sequences known to be dynamic -- to move around, c...ng for a possible 64 different combinations in the genetic
sequence. In a study of 175 different bacteria samples from 21 countries, the researchers found only...
Penn study shows liver receptor key to diet-dependent differences in blood lipid levels
...is genetics. Our work suggests that one of the new genetic
factors to pay attention to is the amount of LXR in the liver."...
Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?
...case study of a 5-year-old boy in India, who had a genetic
defect (familial hypercholesterolemia) that caused his total cholesterol to climb to 440 mg/dL, resulted in a 20-percent decline after about two months of tocotrienol supplements. The boy's cholesterol did rise again, however, after 100 weeks of TRF ...
Mayo Clinic researchers use pharmacogenetic test prior to chemotherapy to reduce toxic side effects
...nn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers report that using a genetic
screening blood test prior to the start of chemoth...n (FDA) for the treatment of cancer. "By using the genetic
test prior to the start of chemotherapy, we demonstrated that you can put these drugs together safel...
Molecular testing in patients with rare cancer predicts response to Gleevec
...stinal stromal tumors (GIST) who have a particular genetic
mutation are more likely to respond to Gleevec (imatinib) than those without the mutation, according to OHSU study results showcased at the 2005 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The results confirm previous observat...
Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk women
... to detect breast cancer in women that have a high genetic
risk of the disease, according to a study publishe... high risk of breast cancer, from 22 radiology and genetic
centres throughout the UK. The women, aged 35 to 49 years, were offered annual MRI and X-ray mammogr...
Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention
...he exact cause of ADHD, but believe there are both genetic
and biological components. Treatment typically consists of medication, behavior therapy or a combination of the two. "Many children with ADHD also suffer from sensory processing disorder, a neurological underpinning that contributes to their abilit...
Mayo Clinic: Biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer
...R, Minn. -- A Mayo Clinic-led study has revealed a genetic
biomarker that can predict which patients are most... side effects. Their results confirmed this. Using genetic
information from the patient to tailor treatment is referred to as pharmacogenomic medicine, and is ...
New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva
...tance. The researchers first conducted a detailed genetic
analysis of tumor samples from two patients whose cancer had recurred after initially responding to Iressa treatment. The initial sensitizing mutation was found in all recurrent tumor cells from both patients, but the resistance-associated secondary...
Randomized trial of two therapies for acute lymphocytic leukemia finds survival advantage
...f ALL patients with the Philadelphia chromosome, a genetic
predisposition that makes the disease more difficult to treat," he said. The trial looked at two regimens to be used as induction therapy. One hundred and sixty-four patients with ALL, who were able to participate in the trial, were randomized to rec...
New stomach cancer therapy potentially more convenient and better tolerated
...ug's potential. "At USC/Norris, we established the genetic
profile giving the rationale for this drug, so we understand how and why it works," he says. He noted that another early study in Japan of S-1 and cisplatin for advanced gastric cancer showed 19 of 25 patients, or 76 percent, responded to the drug. T...
Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI
...tified the strengths and limitations of cancer and genetic
susceptibility prediction models, including those currently in use and in development. Participants also identified research priorities and resources. Contact: National Cancer Institute Press Office, 301-496-6641, NCIPressOfficers@mail.nih.gov Als...
Timing of introduction of gluten into infant's diet associated with appearance of celiac disease
...liac disease autoimmunity (CDA) in children with a genetic
predisposition for celiac disease. The study was c...hat our study population was selected for specific genetic
and family history characteristics, our findings are generalizable only to children at increased ris...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
... from red meat and cigarettes into carcinogens. A genetic
variation of these enzymes is associated with more...d be especially vigilant if they have a particular genetic
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...ast milk. This is the first study to demonstrate a genetic
effect on human lactation." The results were prese...f Medicine. "But we found that women with a common genetic
variant produced milk containing higher levels of DHA." In the study, 111 women ate a meal with an a...
Testicular cancer gene in mice may offer clues to origins of cancer in men
...8, 2005 will likely offer future insights into the genetic
causes of the disease in humans because the cancer...chers had a difficult time in pinpointing a single genetic
change because germ cells were so altered that tumors developed just a week after the mice were born...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
DURHAM, N.C. Children with a fatal genetic
disorder called Krabbe Disease can be saved and th...ated and saved more children with cancers and rare genetic
diseases than any other center in the world 147 children in all. The oldest Duke patient transplant...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...transplants save the lives of newborns with a rare genetic
disorder called Krabbe's disease and helps their brains develop more normally, a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University Medical Center concludes. "Infants with Krabbe Disease lack an enzyme nec...
Dietary vitamin E may lower risk of Parkinson's disease
...ined effects of multiple factors including ageing, genetic
predisposition, and environmental exposures. Some studies suggest that diets rich in vitamin E are protective against PD; other studies show no such benefit. Mayhar Etminan (Royal Victoria Hospital, Quebec, Canada, and Centre for Clinical Epidemiolo...
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