Cardiology

New advice for treating high blood pressure

New research led by a professor at NUI Galway is set to change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure—a condition that affects more than one in four men and one in five women.

Health

One in four has alarmingly few intestinal bacteria

All people have trillions of bacteria living in their intestines. If you place them on a scale, they weigh around 1.5 kg. Previously, a major part of these 'blind passengers' were unknown, as they are difficult or impossible ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia's COVID-19 strain did not come from China

Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Life Sciences (CLS) and their colleagues from the Higher School of Economics (HSE), Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza (RII) in St. Petersburg and the Kharkevich Institute ...

Genetics

Alzheimer's: New gene may drive earliest brain changes

A newly discovered Alzheimer's gene may drive the first appearance of amyloid plaques in the brain, according to a study led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

HIV & AIDS

Patient infected with HIV despite long-term adherence to PrEP

(HealthDay)—In a letter to the editor published in the Feb. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, authors present the case of a Canadian man infected with HIV despite long-term adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis ...

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Genetic analysis

Genetic analysis can be used generally to describe methods both used in and resulting from the sciences of genetics and molecular biology, or to applications resulting from this research.

Genetic analysis may be done to identify genetic/inherited disorders and also to make a differential diagnosis in certain somatic diseases such as cancer. Genetic analyses of cancer include detection of mutations, fusion genes, and DNA copy number changes.

Genetic analyses include molecular technologies such as PCR, RT-PCR, DNA sequencing, and DNA microarrays, and cytogenetic methods such as karyotyping and fluoresence in situ hybridisation.

Please note: This field is fast-changing, definitions are in flux, there is historical and contemporary overlap of the following categories, and phrases like "the results of genetic analysis" can indicate any or all of the following, depending on the facts of the matter being described.

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