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3 hrs ago | Cambridge Evening News

Leading role for Cambridge in 300m attack on cancer unveiled by David Cameron

Cambridge will secure its status as the world leader for genetic research into cancer and rare diseases thanks to a 300 million investment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Scientific Instruments, Biotech, Illumina, Healthcare Industry

7 hrs ago | R & D

New paper describes how DNA avoids damage from UV light

The findings advance fundamental understanding of DNA damage by the UV rays found in sunlight.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Science

11 hrs ago | WMDT

No TV or obesity, but ancient people still had heart disease

They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health

14 hrs ago | Medical News

No two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have same genome

Just as no two people possess the same genetic makeup, a recent study has shown that no two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have an identical genome.


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

18 hrs ago | Live Science

Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests

A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide.


Related Topix: Medicine, Suicide

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Mental Help Net

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Windsor Beacon

Study supports screening for 'bubble boy' disease

Today, his genetic problem would be caught at birth through a newborn screening available in 21 states.


Related Topix: Medicine, Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA, Drama Movies, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Celebrities, John Travolta

Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

In this June 19, 2014 photo, bison graze inside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, MT, Bozeman, MT, Medicine

Science Daily

Blood sugar levels closely linked to how our brains respond to the sight of food, twin study finds

Our brain's response to the sight of food appears to be driven more by how low our blood sugar level is at the moment than our upbringing or genetics.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Washington

The Globe and Mail

Home genetics startup 23andMe lands $1.4-million grant

The two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the company build survey tools and expand its gene database The two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the company build survey tools and expand its gene database Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4-million two-year grant from the National ... (more)


Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration

Medical News Today

Genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors

Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.


Related Topix: Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Oral Cancer, Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Medical News

Researchers confirm for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin

Achalasia is a rare disease - it affects 1 in 100,000 people - characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall.


Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Daily Echo

Little Evie is one in 168 million - and has defied the odds to survive

Little Evelyn Nolan has a rare genetic condition that affects just one in 168 million people pictures by Ian Hinchliffe TO HER parents she is the world but to the world little Evelyn Nolan is literally one in 168 million.


Related Topix: Medicine

It's Not Just About Survival: Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Opt For Surgery on Both Sides

Years ago, journalists who had breast cancer fought with words to inform other women with breast cancer that, in many cases, they didn't need a mastectomy.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Journalism, Oncology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Business News

Science Daily

Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced

The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Biology, Science, Medicine, Davis, CA

WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Healthy habits may slow cellular signs of aging

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Genetics involved with menarche may hold keys to preventing diabetes or osteoporosis in later life

A novel study shows that the age girls reach puberty is influenced by 'imprinted genes' - a subset of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent contributes the gene.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant followed migrations

Annals of Human Genetics , tracks the worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant as it spread from Africa to everyone around the world.


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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Scientific American

Newly Discovered Virus Lives in Half the World's Population

Scientists are eager to find out whether the new virus that infects gut bacteria could promote health or influence susceptibility to certain conditions The new virus, which the researchers have named crAssphage, is a type of virus known as a bacteriophage that infects bacteria.


Related Topix: Medicine

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

23andMe teams up with scientists to make discovery about Parkinson's

In a paper published this week in the scientific journal Nature Genetics, the company was one of more than 50 institutions worldwide that described new genetic risks for Parkinson's disease.


Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Medicine, ITA Software, Google, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines