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A team of global scientists, led by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, has developed a safer and more accurate way to administer warfarin, one of the most commonly prescribed but also potentially ...
Medical research Feb 29, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have identified an elusive gene responsible for Thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii (TAR), a rare inherited blood and skeletal disorder. As a result, this research is now being transformed into ...
Genetics Feb 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Patti Tyree was afraid that cancer would steal her future. Instead, the cost of treating it has.
Cancer Feb 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2
A new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has proved that assessing family medical history is a significant tool in helping GPs spot patients at high risk of heart disease and its widespread use could save ...
Cardiology Feb 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have discovered that cancer-causing genetic mutations have better-disguised electronic signatures than other mutations - a trait which could help them fly under the radar of the body's defence mechanisms.
Cancer Feb 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Researchers at Polytechnique Montreal have succeeded in changing the genetic material of cancer cells using a brand-new transfection method. This major breakthrough in nanosurgery opens the door to new medical applications, ...
Surgery Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
In the past decade, a growing number of academic medical centers have begun offering research ethics consultation services, in which bioethics experts help scientists address the ethical and societal implications of their ...
Other Jan 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have found a genetic variation predisposing children to six-times greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.
Genetics Jan 23, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (15) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- An international team of researchers has identified three new genetic loci associated with an increased susceptibility to breast cancer. As described in their paper published in Nature Ge ...
Genetics Jan 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Furring of the arteries, atherosclerosis, is a leading cause of death across the world. Atherosclerosis leads to peripheral arterial disease, coronary heart disease, stroke and heart attacks. However, atherosclerosis is a ...
Medical research Jan 13, 2012 | 2 / 5 (2) | 1
A Vietnamese man was in a stable condition in hospital Friday after doctors removed a giant tumour from his right leg that weighed more than the rest of his body, hospital officials said. ...
Other Jan 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study published Wednesday cast doubt on the usefulness of a genetic test for patients taking the anti-coagulant drug Plavix, calling into question last year's FDA warning about the blood thinner.
Medications Dec 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and the University of British Columbia are excited over a discovery made while studying rare tumour types.
Cancer Dec 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
Ohio State University researchers have discovered a hereditary cancer syndrome that predisposes certain people to a melanoma of the eye, along with lung cancer, brain cancer and possibly other types of cancer.
Ophthalmology Dec 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |