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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Sep. 16, 2016 — With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of 'measuring sticks' for gene sequencing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now ... read more

Computerized Tissue Image Analysis Reveals Underlying Genomics of ER+ Breast Cancer

Sep. 7, 2016 — The number of tubules in tumors may predict which women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer will benefit from hormone therapy alone and which require chemotherapy. A computer program ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Changes in the genetic make-up of tissue samples can be detected quickly and easily using a new method based on nanotechnology. A new study in first clinical tests with genetic mutations in patients ... read more

Gene Defect as a Potential Gateway for Targeted Prostate Cancer Therapy

Sep. 5, 2016 — The loss of CHD1, one of the most frequently mutated genes in prostate tumors, sensitizes human prostate cancer cells to different drugs, including PARP inhibitors. This suggests CHD1 as a potential ... read more

Study Opens Door to Targeted Treatments for Esophageal Cancer

Sep. 5, 2016 — Esophageal cancer can be classified into three different subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatments tailored to patients' disease for the first time, scientists have ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — New research about genetic diversity and metabolome has been released by scientists. These findings are based on the analysis of blood samples from 512 healthy ... read more

Novel Culprit for Type 2 Diabetes Gene at Well-Established Genomic Location

Aug. 31, 2016 — Gene researchers have used sophisticated scientific tools to reveal a new gene for type 2 diabetes at a well-established genomic location. Because this gene codes for a protein that regulates how the ... read more

Single Gene Mutation Causes Severely Debilitating Disease of Brain Blood Vessels

Aug. 29, 2016 — The cause of a disease that targets blood vessels in the brain -- leading to multiple debilitating symptoms and, often, to early death -- has been tracked to a single mutated gene, opening up the ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Breast cancer researchers have discovered that mutations found outside of genes that accumulate in estrogen receptor positive breast tumors throughout their development act as dominant culprits ... read more

Asthma Risk Increases When Child Had Bronchiolitis

Aug. 24, 2016 — Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research ... read more

Heart Muscle Made from Stem Cells Aid Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2016 — Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers. As a result, the ... read more

Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients' Symptoms

Aug. 17, 2016 — A review looking at studies on the effect music interventions have on the treatment of cancer patients found treatment benefits for anxiety, pain, fatigue and overall quality of ... read more

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response

Aug. 16, 2016 — A large international study of metformin, the world’s most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveals genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better to the drug ... read more

Researchers Pinpoint Key Regulatory Role of Noncoding Genes in Prostate Cancer Development

Aug. 15, 2016 — Prostate cancer researchers studying genetic variations have pinpointed 45 genes associated with disease development and progression, a new report ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A new study maps out abnormal signaling pathways in prostate cancer cells and provides computational approaches to identify individualized targets for ... read more

System Helps Protect Privacy in Genomic Databases

Aug. 9, 2016 — In a new study, researchers describe a new system that permits database queries for genome-wide association studies but reduces the chances of privacy compromises to almost ... read more

Research Reveals Patient Can Have More Than One Breast Cancer, Points at Treatments

Aug. 9, 2016 — Breast cancer tumors are complex and dynamic. They comprise a population of continuously dividing cells that carry different genetic mutations. New research reveals that treating human ... read more

Sex Hormones Skew Outcomes in Clinical Trials -- Here's How

Aug. 9, 2016 — Clinical research often excludes females from their trials under the assumption that 'one size fits all,' that a painkiller or antidepressant will be equally effective in subjects of either ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new analysis of breast tumors, before and after hormone-reduction therapy, reveals the extreme genetic complexity of these tumors and the variety of responses that are possible to ... read more

New Testing Method Developed for Genetic Mutation That Causes Pulmonary Hypertension

Aug. 9, 2016 — The new testing method is a significant improvement for patients because it utilizes a simple blood sample, eliminating the need for a much more invasive lung biopsy that was previously required to ... read more

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