News tagged with genetic testing
Related topics: genetic variation , patients , ovarian cancer , breast cancer , genetic information
(HealthDay)—For white middle-aged adults, there may be an association between variants in a gene associated with fat mass and obesity (FTO) and memory decline, according to research published online Nov. 7 ...
Neuroscience Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Genetic testing for a certain mutation in pediatric patients is valuable in determining a cause for unexplained hearing loss, according to a study in the November 2012 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
Surgery Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study in mice has shown that genetically engineered bacteria can protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes a host of conditions including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Medical research Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Many patients who have genetic testing for Lynch syndrome, a hereditary predisposition to colon cancer, receive the inconclusive result "variants of uncertain clinical significance." This can be a problem, as people with ...
Cancer Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Privately owned genetic databases may hinder diagnosis and bar the way to the arrival of personalized medicine
In response to the on-line publication by the European Journal of Human Genetics today (Wednesday) of an article by US researchers led by Dr. Robert Cook-Degan, a former member of the US Office of Technology Assessment, showin ...
Genetics Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Combining two approaches - one that digitally scans images of tumour samples and another that analyses genetic information - gives a more accurate prediction of how breast cancer will behave. The research ...
Cancer Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Genetics researchers at the University of Adelaide have solved a 40-year mystery for a family beset by a rare intellectual disability – and they've discovered something new about the causes of intellectual disability in ...
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Genetic markers cannot predict which patients with major depression will respond to anti-depressant drugs, according to a large collaborative study led by researchers at King's College ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two-gene test predicts which patients with heart failure respond best to beta-blocker drug, study finds
(Medical Xpress)—A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients will respond to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart failure has been published by a research team ...
Cardiology Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scanning the DNA of two people with a rare disease has led scientists to identify the precise genetic error responsible for their disorder, primary ciliary dyskinesia.
Genetics Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In a new theoretical study, 23andMe, the personal genetics company, developed a mathematical model which shows that family history and genetic tests offer different strengths. The study results suggest that both family history ...
Genetics Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—New insights into sperms' swimming skills shed light on male infertility, which affects one in 20 men, and could provide a new avenue to the development of a male contraceptive pill.
Genetics Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For the first time, researchers have conducted a large trial in which they tested the entire genome of individual breast cancers to help personalize treatment. They released their findings at the ESMO 2012 Congress of the ...
Cancer Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A study authored by Rebekah Hamilton, RN, PhD, associate dean of the Rush University College of Nursing, found that young women with a BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation felt different and misunderstood.
Cancer Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Rubén Armañanzas and Pedro Larrañaga, researchers of the Computational Intelligence Group at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid's Facultad de Informática have used advanced statistical and data ...
Cancer Sep 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0