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August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

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

Highly Curative Hep C Treatment Safe, Effective for Drug Users

Aug. 9, 2016 — Hep C patients being treated for opioid addiction achieved high rates of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of therapy with elbasvir-grazoprevir compared to those taking placebo for 12 weeks ... read more

Complex Genetic Secrets of Cancer Risk Uncovered

Aug. 4, 2016 — In a landmark multi-country study, researchers have transformed our understanding of the genes that affect our risk of cancer. The researchers uncovered numerous new genetic risk factors for the bone ... read more

African-American Men Negatively Impacted by Hormone Therapy for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Aug. 4, 2016 — In a retrospective study analyzing patients' medical records, researchers found that patients' race significantly affected their longevity by increasing the likelihood of death after ... read more

Analysis of Metastatic Prostate Cancers Suggests Treatment Options

Aug. 4, 2016 — Cancer researchers have applied a comprehensive set of analytical tools to lethal cases of metastatic prostate cancer, yielding a detailed map of the complex networks of interactions among genes and ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Resists Personalized Medicine: What Researchers Are Doing to Fight Back

Aug. 4, 2016 — Researchers are taking a new, patient-directed approach to treating pancreatic cancer. Rather than relying on conventional cell lines that have defined effective drug targets for other types of ... read more

New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings showed that the biochip test, which allows ... read more

First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

Aug. 3, 2016 — New research demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind next-generation sequencing test can detect HIV drug resistance mutations that conventional tests fail to identify. This test could play a critical ... read more

Stem Cells May Speed Up Screening of Drugs for Rare Cancers

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new system has been developed that uses transformed human stem cells to speed up screening of existing drugs that might work against rare brain and other ... read more

Novel Study Method Identifies 15 Genomic Regions Associated With Depression

Aug. 1, 2016 — A genomic study using a novel method of enrolling participants has identified for the first time 15 regions of the genome that appear to be associated with depression in individuals of European ... read more

FAMIN or Feast? Newly Discovered Mechanism Influences How Immune Cells 'Eat' Invaders

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new mechanism that affects how our immune cells perform -- and hence their ability to prevent disease -- has been discovered by an international team of ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A virtual brain has been created that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better ... read more

Sampling Method Used for New Breast Cancer Tests May Lead to Underestimation of Risk

July 28, 2016 — Not only is breast cancer more than one disease, but a single breast cancer tumor can vary within itself, giving the potential for very different patient treatment plans depending on the tumor sample ... read more

Updated Testing Guidelines Make More Women Eligible for Herceptin, Yet Benefit Uncertain

July 27, 2016 — Changes to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test HER2-positive, according to a new study. Cancers that have an excess of HER2 ... read more

Gene Therapy in a Droplet Could Treat Eye Diseases, Prevent Blindness

July 27, 2016 — Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be ... read more

Genetic Profiling Increases Cancer Treatment Options, Study Finds

July 27, 2016 — Genetic profiling of cancer tumors provides new avenues for treatment of the disease, according to a study. In this research, the investigators used next-generation gene sequencing technology to ... read more

BRCA1 Mutations in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Can Predict Treatment Resistance

July 25, 2016 — Two new studied have investigated the mechanisms underlying the treatment resistance associated with some BRCA1 mutations, and the findings provide information that may help predict which treatments ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new project to promote the use of pharmacogenetics -- the study of how genetics influence drug response -- has the goal of improving medication safety and ... read more

July 21, 2016 — In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together ... read more

Genetic Cause of 15 Percent of Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Identified

July 18, 2016 — Up to 15 percent of colorectal cancers show a genetic mutation known as DNA mismatch repair deficiency, or dMMR. Until now, little has been known about how the mutation behaves in rectal cancer ... read more

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