News tagged with medical genetics

Rebuilding blood vessels through gene therapy

(Medical Xpress)—Diagnosed with severe coronary artery disease, a group of patients too ill for or not responding to other treatment options decided to take part in a clinical trial testing angiogenic gene therapy to help ...

Dec 21, 2012
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Rationing soft drink sizes: A good public health move

New York City's limit of a maximum 16-ounce size of sugar-sweetened drinks for sale in eating establishments is a positive public health move and should be replicated in Canada, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...

Dec 17, 2012
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Unlocking the genetic mysteries behind stillbirth

Stillbirth is a tragedy that occurs in one of every 160 births in the United States. Compounding the sadness for many families, the standard medical test used to examine fetal chromosomes often can't pin down what caused ...

Dec 06, 2012
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A risk gene for cannabis psychosis

The ability of cannabis to produce psychosis has long been an important public health concern. This concern is growing in importance as there is emerging data that cannabis exposure during adolescence may increase the risk ...

Nov 14, 2012
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