Oncology & Cancer

Inherited mutation found among Brazilians increases cancer risk

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital alongside global partners are studying a common TP53-R337H variant found among people of Brazilian descent. The researchers found that a variant in the tumor suppressor ...

Genetics

Genomes front and center of rare disease diagnosis

A research program pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing in the NHS has diagnosed hundreds of patients and discovered new genetic causes of disease. Whole genome sequencing is the technology used by the 100,000 Genomes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Convalescent plasma appears promising for severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Administration of convalescent plasma seems safe and results in improvement in clinical status for patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19, according to a study not yet peer reviewed and posted on ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 appears less severe in children, review says

As outbreaks of COVID-19 disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continue worldwide, there's reassuring evidence that children have fewer symptoms and less severe disease. ...

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