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Smoking and cancer, Lung Cancer

Thorough Genotyping and Repurposed Drugs Key to Treating Small-Cell Lung Cancer, says Cancer Expert

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Cancer expert Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University, describes the recent progress and future possibilities of treating SCLC.

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Genetic Testing, 23andMe

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: Risks and Opportunities

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Accurate genetic testing stands to transform modern medicine by offering effective, personalized treatment. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests. Individuals in the US can now purchase these tests and gain potentially useful information on their genetic predisposition to 10 diseases or conditions, such as late-onset Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

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Dell Medical School, The University Of Texas At Austin, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Seton Brain and Spine Institute, New York University Medical Center, Human Brain Stimulation and Electrophysiology Lab , Seton Healthcare Family, Alzheimer’s, Zoltan Nadasdy, Psychology, Memory, spatial navigation, Robert Buchanan

Human Cognitive Map Scales According to Surroundings

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A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill — the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.

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gene-editing, DNA, CRISPR, Ut Southwestern, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Gene-Editing Alternative Corrects Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Gene-editing alternative corrects Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Gytis Dudas, Dr. Trevor Bedford, Ebola, sequencing genomes

A Big-Picture Look at the World’s Worst Ebola Epidemic

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An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain future viral disease outbreaks.

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Genetics of First-Cousin Marriages Families Show How Some Are Protected From Heart Disease

More than 1,800 individuals carrying loss-of-function mutations in both copies of their genes, so-called “human knockouts,” are described in the first major study to be published by an international collaboration. The program, which has so far sequenced the protein-coding regions of over 10,500 adults living in Pakistan, is illuminating the basic biology and possible therapeutics for several different disorders.

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Zebrafish, zinc finger nuclease , TALENS, Gene Therapy, CRISPR, algebraic geometry, minimal model, Mathematics

Three University of Utah Professors Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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University of Utah professors Bradley R. Cairns, Ph.D., professor and chair of Oncological Sciences and senior director of Basic Science; Dana Carroll, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Biochemistry; and Christopher D. Hacon, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Mathematics, were raised to a high honor in science today with their election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Leukaemia, ALL acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Immunologic biomarkers, stat5, Cancer, Blood Cancer

New Study Offers Hope for More Effective Treatment of Leukemia

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The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among certain proteins causes an imbalance that leads to leukemia.

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High Risk Cancer, Hereditary syndromes, cancer disparities, BRCA, Risk Reduction, Cancer Risk Factors

Cancer Geneticist to Lead New High Risk Program at NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center

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Medical oncologist Ophira Ginsburg, MD, has joined NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center as director of its new High Risk Program, which identifies, studies and cares for patients with hereditary syndromes that increase cancer risk.

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Brain Cancer Cells, Medulloblastoma, Glioblastoma, pediatric brain cancers

PID1 Gene Enhances Effectiveness of Chemotherapy on Brain Cancer Cells

Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children, and glioblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in adults.







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