News tagged with genetic medicine

Common RNA pathway found in ALS and dementia

Two proteins previously found to contribute to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, have divergent roles. But a new study, led by researchers at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, ...

Sep 30, 2012
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Rare cancers yield potential source of tumor growth

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a genetic mutation that appears to increase production of red blood cells in tumors. The discovery, based on analysis of tissue from rare ...

Sep 18, 2012
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Particular donor genotype lowers leukemia relapse rate

(HealthDay)—Patients with acute myeloid leukemia who receive a stem cell transplant from a donor with activating killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotype KIR2DS1, which has ligand specif ...

Aug 30, 2012
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