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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Personalized Care During Eye Visits Didn't Lower HbA1c Levels for Diabetics

May 21, 2015 — Providing personalized education and risk assessment for patients with diabetes when they visit the ophthalmologist did not improve glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c levels compared with ... read more

New Music Strategy Shows 70 Per Cent Increase in Exercise Adherence

May 20, 2015 — The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent, according to a ... read more

Dasabuvir in Hepatitis C: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

May 20, 2015 — A new drug combination showed an advantage in three of a total of 10 patient groups with hepatitis C, particularly regarding virologic response, reviewers have found. The extent of added benefit ... read more

Adding Genetic Information Changes Risk Profile of Smokers and Results in Greater Adherence to CT Lung Screening

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have found that adding genetic information to a former or current smoker’s clinical risk profile results in a reclassification of their risk for lung cancer in about one in four ... read more

New Gene Implicated in Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity

May 14, 2015 — A new study reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient's likelihood of responding to interferon-beta. The study also presents evidence that the affected gene, ... read more

Advances Made With Pembrolizumab in Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 13, 2015 — The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is generally well tolerated in those with small cell lung cancer, one of the most difficult to treat forms of lung cancer when it is in advanced stages, ... read more

May 4, 2015 — A closer look at the DNA around the Huntington's disease gene offers researchers a new understanding of how the gene is controlled and how this affects the disease. These findings set the stage ... read more

Gene Expression Is Key to Understanding Differences Between Individuals and Disease Susceptibility

May 7, 2015 — The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project consortia has now published its results from their first pilot study contributing to a better understanding of genomic variation and give us new clues ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Three-dimensional cultures (or 'organoids') derived from the tumors of cancer patients closely replicate key properties of the original tumors, reveals a study. These 'organoid' ... read more

New Developments in Personalized Medicine Could Save Billions of Dollars in Improved Health

May 6, 2015 — Personalized medical interventions to prevent heart disease could generate $114 billion worth of heath gains in United States, experts say. These interventions tailor medical treatment to the ... read more

Why Almost Half of Patients Opt out of Comprehensive Cancer Testing

May 7, 2015 — Some at-risk patients opted out of comprehensive cancer gene screening when presented with the opportunity to be tested for the presence of genes linked to various cancers, according to a recent ... read more

Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match

May 5, 2015 — A new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples has been developed by researchers, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for ... read more

New Strategy for Mapping Regulatory Networks Associated With Multi-Gene Diseases

Apr. 23, 2015 — A powerful tool has been applied in a new way to characterize genetic variants associated with human disease, scientists report. The work will allow them to more easily and efficiently describe ... read more

Comprehensive Look at Brain Cancer Treatments

May 1, 2015 — A comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews the continuing ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to ... read more

Genome Library, Blood Test Aim to Minimize Statin Side Effects, Maximize Benefits

May 1, 2015 — In the midst of the growing and often conflicting data around the benefits of statins, researchers are developing gene-based resources to help improve statin efficacy and cost-effectiveness and to ... read more

Link Between Inherited Genetic Variations, Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Discovered

May 1, 2015 — Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with NSCLC have a poor prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of only 16 percent. Researchers hope to ... read more

Gene Editing Used to Correct Mutation in Cystic Fibrosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Cardiomyopathies are diseases of weakened heart muscle, which can lead to heart enlargement and heart failure. The conditions are often genetically inherited. Gene therapy can clip out genetic ... read more

Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Outcomes

Apr. 29, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid ... read more

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