Oncology & Cancer

Gut microbes differ in men with prostate cancer

Researchers have found a significant difference in the gut microbiota of men with prostate cancer, compared with those who have benign biopsies. The study is presented at the European Association of Urology annual congress ...

Genetics

Novel gene for Alzheimer's disease in women identified

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million individuals in the U.S. Scientists have discovered some genetic variants that increase ...

Medications

Study shows genotype leads to discontinued, decreased medication

Patients whose race is recorded as Black in their electronic health record (EHR) are more likely to have azathioprine, an immunosuppressant medication, discontinued or its dose reduced because their laboratory results show ...

Genetics

Broad spectrum of autism depends on spectrum of genetic factors

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is referred to as a "spectrum" because clinical features of ASD range from mild social impairments in some people to severe intellectual disability or epilepsy in others. Genetic studies have ...

Medical research

Impact of DNA mutations on lifelong blood cell production uncovered

New research has uncovered how genetic mutations hijack the production of blood cells in different periods of life. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, EMBL's European Bioinformatics ...

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