Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New proof of link between obesity and disease

The University of South Australia's Australian Centre for Precision Health researchers examined links between body mass index (BMI) and more than 925 diseases in 337536 UK volunteers, confirming the link between obesity and ...

Oncology & Cancer

New potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer discovered

Cancer cells demand enormous amounts of molecular "food" to survive and grow, and a study published March 27 online in Nature by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may have identified a new approach ...

Genetics

New algorithm could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

Today, diagnosing rare genetic diseases requires a slow process of educated guesswork. Gill Bejerano, Ph.D., associate professor of developmental biology and of computer science at Stanford, is working to speed it up.

Genetics

New genome-editing strategy could lead to therapeutics

Researchers at UMass Medical School have developed a genome-editing strategy to correct disease-causing DNA mutations in mouse models of human genetic diseases, according to research published in the Aug. 18 edition of Nature ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Tips offered for management of genetic conditions in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Management of genetic conditions during pregnancy may require a multidisciplinary approach, according to a Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) published in the October ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic make-up of rare gastrointestinal tract tumour decoded

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are relatively rare tumours of the gastrointestinal tract that can occur both as a harmless incidental finding and as aggressive, malignant disease. Two key genetic mutations that can ...

Health

Case study reveals genetic discrimination in life insurance

A case study presented by health and legal experts from the University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania revealed an example of life insurance companies discriminating due to genetic test results for cancer pre-disposition.

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