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Scientists identify DNA glaucoma link

Glaucoma, which is the leading cause of irreversible eye disease in the world, is caused by damage to the optical nerve, usually by a build-up of fluid pressure in the eyeball.

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Related Topix: Glaucoma, Medicine, Health

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Detroit News

Genetics of hereditary hemochromatosis

Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis. I know that means that I received the HH gene from both parents; however, neither of my parents had HH.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer

NewsTarget.com

Author of 'The GMO Deception' explains the dangers behind genetically modified foods

Sheldon Krimsky is no stranger to the evolution of genetic testing and manipulation.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Tufts University, Agriculture, Amazon, Food and Drug Administration

Manawatu Evening Standard

New species of kaka discovered - a bit late

DNA detective work has enabled some Kiwi and Australian scientists to confirm the Chatham Islands kaka - nestor chathamensis - as its own distinct species.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Colorado researchers probe Parkinson's disease causes, treatments

Ron Tjalkens, professor of toxicology and neuroscience at Colorado State University, is researching Parkinson's disease at his lab on campus in Fort Collins, "It's looking really promising," he said of his research.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Medicine, Pharmacology, Colorado State University, Agriculture, Science

Medical News Today

Six genetic variants linked to glaucoma risk

The identification of genetic variants associated with risk of developing glaucoma is reported in three independent studies published online this week in Nature Genetics .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Health

BroadcastNewsroom

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks on MDA Telethon Today

Earlier this month Derulo also announced he will headline his first U.S. tour this fall.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Jason Derulo, Technical Services, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Medicine

KSL-TV

Genetic screening produces healthy twins after tragedy

Five years ago, Danny and Emily Kooyman's son died in their arms only 41 days after birth.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Town Talk

Roach: The genetics of hereditary hemochromatosisRoach: The genetics...

Roach: The genetics of hereditary hemochromatosis Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/life/2014/08/31/roach-genetics-hereditary-hemochromatosis/14910025/ Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer

Cravenherald.co.uk

Bacteria offers bowel cancer clue

Working with mice, the researchers showed that fatty food shifted the composition of gut flora - the diverse population of bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Raw Story

Scientists hope to root out disease in your dog via genetic sequencing

Molly is a 16-month-old black labrador retriever and like so many dogs of her breed, she is exuberant, biddable and anxious to please.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom

HeraldNet

Mystery PaleoEskimo hunters vanished

Scientists working in Ilulissat Icefjord, in western Greenland, found remains of a prehistoric population of hunters that survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Science, Anthropology

Medical News Today

Study links alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Sudden death predictor identifies ICD candidates in new ESC Guidelines

Saturday 30 August 2014: A new sudden death predictor for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy identifies candidates for implantable cardioverter defibrillators in ESC Guidelines published today.

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Bucks Herald

Mum tells of how her world was 'shattered' by son's death

A mum has told how her world was 'rocked, shattered and destroyed' after her eight week old son died from Spinal Muscular Atrophy .

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Related Topix: Medicine

Jerusalem Post

Home genetics kits could identify millions with Jewish roots

JPPI president says genetic tests tests could foster an 'expanded circle of individuals' who feel an affinity for Jews and Israel.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Israel, World News, Middle East,

South China Morning Post

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

Until very recently, it seemed the overall picture of genetics was well known. DNA molecules encoded for a host of attributes that created organisms like you and me, and we essentially served as receptacles for our inherited DNA, perhaps passing them on via mixing with a sexual partner's DNA.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

WIS-TV Columbia

Positive outlook can help people stay lively as they age

It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer, but research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature.

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Bicester Advertiser

Parents appeal for backing to keep disabled girl riding

From left, Lydia Coppola, Wendlebury Gate Stables owner Hazel Offord, Emilia Tranter and instructor Sue Mckecknie with Colin the Pony PARENTS of a severely disabled four-year-old who has therapeutic horse riding lessons are desperate for people to sign a petition to keep a Wendlebury stables open.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Oxfordshire County, England, Buckinghamshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Oxford Mail

Veteran is told: you can't fly your Union Flag here

Christopher Bishop with the flagpole and Union flag at his housing association home in Kidlington.

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Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Medicine

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