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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Exploring Personalized Pharmacotherapy to Treat Panic Attacks

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal ... read more

New Blood Test Offers Potential for Faster, Targeted Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Apr. 19, 2017 — Identification of a specific genetic mutation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) helps clinicians select the best treatment option. Potential NSCLC patients usually undergo invasive ... read more

Personalized Workouts to Prevent Heart Disease Designed by New Digital Instrument

Apr. 19, 2017 — Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to research. The EXPERT tool specifies the ideal exercise type, intensity, frequency, and ... read more

Virtual Environment Education Reduces Anxiety Prior to Radiation Therapy

Mar. 23, 2017 — Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team ... read more

Genetic Assessment Developed to Determine Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 21, 2017 — An international team of scientists has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, based upon genetic ... read more

Single-Cell Analysis Reveals Subtypes of Colorectal Tumors

Mar. 20, 2017 — Combining single-cell genomics and computational techniques medical researchers have defined cell-type composition of cancerous cells from 11 colorectal tumors, as well as adjacent noncancerous ... read more

DNA Labels Predict Mortality

Mar. 20, 2017 — Methyl labels in the DNA regulate the activity of our genes and, thus, have a great influence on health and disease. Scientists have now revealed that an altered methylation status at only 10 ... read more

Genetically Guided Warfarin Dosing Lowers Risk of Some Adverse Events

Mar. 20, 2017 — Using genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with ... read more

Genetic Profile of Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer More Variable Than Previously Thought

Mar. 16, 2017 — The genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are more complex and dynamic than previously ... read more

Prevention and Prediction: Understanding How Lung Cancer Progresses

Mar. 16, 2017 — Treating the brain with a preventative course of radiation may help small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients -- whose tumors often spread to their brain -- live longer, according to a new study. A ... read more

New Critical Information on Tumor Sequencing, Response to Chemotherapy

Mar. 10, 2017 — Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select treatment for patients with cancer, but its role in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer is unknown. Researchers now report the results of a ... read more

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Key Gene Controlling Tumor Growth in Brain Cancers

Mar. 9, 2017 — Investigators have identified a stem cell-regulating gene that affects tumor growth in patients with brain cancer and can strongly influence survival rates of patients. The findings could move ... read more

Long-Term Results of Gleevec® Published

Mar. 9, 2017 — Results from a nearly 11-year follow-up study, that showed an estimated overall survival rate of 83.3 percent, have now been published by investigators. According to the National Cancer Institute, ... read more

New Hope for Treating Heart Failure

Mar. 8, 2017 — Heart failure patients who are getting by on existing drug therapies can look forward to a far more effective medicine in the next five years or so, thanks to ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Researchers have revealed new insight into how the most deadly pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), may develop. They also have identified a compound that targets the ... read more

Tackling Lupus and Its Renal Complications With Novel Small Molecule Drug Candidate

Mar. 7, 2017 — A drug starting through the pipeline could ameliorate or even eliminate the symptoms in most lupus sufferers, report ... read more

World's Largest Autism Genome Database Shines New Light on Many 'Autisms'

Mar. 6, 2017 — An additional 18 gene variations have been identified that appear to increase the risk of autism. The study involved the analysis of 5,205 whole genomes from families affected by autism -- making it ... read more

Scientists Discover Metabolic Pathway That Drives Tumor Growth in Aggressive Cancers

Mar. 2, 2017 — A rheumatoid arthritis drug can block a metabolic pathway that occurs in tumors with a common cancer-causing gene mutation, offering a new possible therapy for aggressive cancers with few therapeutic ... read more

Genetic Variant Linked to Overactive Inflammatory Response

Feb. 28, 2017 — Genetic variation is the reason why some immune systems overreact to viruses, researchers have ... read more

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