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1 hr ago | Health.com

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Fibrosis, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Genetics of cancer: Non-coding DNA can finally be decoded

Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications .

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

10 hrs ago | Health.com

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Nutrition, Life, Food

14 hrs ago | News Observer

Cancer Genetics completes $6.25M acquisition of Morrisville-based Gentris

Cancer Genetics, a publicly-traded New Jersey company, has completed its $6.25 million acquisition of Morrisville-based pharmacogenomics business Gentris Corp. Gentris will continue operating in the Triangle and will receive a capital infusion for hiring and automation, Cancer Genetics said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology

18 hrs ago | Medical News

Study reveals novel epilepsy pathway linked to neurodegenerative diseases

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy , which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Medicine, Biology, Science

Tue Jul 22, 2014

HIV and Hepatitis

AIDS 2014: Romidepsin Activates Latent HIV, But Does Not Decrease Viral Reservoir

The HDAC inhibitor romidepsin was able to awaken latent HIV in resting T-cells, causing it to start producing new virus, but this was not associated with a decrease in the size of the viral reservoir in T-cells, researchers reported at the 20th International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine

Science Daily

Asian genes in European pigs result in more piglets

Pigs that are bred commercially in Europe are found to have a highly varied mosaic of different European and Asian gene variants.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Science Daily

Mixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birds

Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research.

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Related Topix: Zoology, Medicine

Scientific American

More than 100 Genetic Locations Found to Be Linked to Schizophrenia

Researchers seeking to unpick the complex genetic basis of mental disorders such as schizophrenia have taken a huge step towards their goal.

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Related Topix: Schizophrenia, Medicine, Health, Cambridge, MA

WMDT

MERS virus found in air in camel barn

Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Hampshire Chronicle

'Three-parent IVF' moves closer

Plans to legalise babies being born with three genetic parents in the UK have come a step closer after health officials said they would press ahead with creating new regulations to allow the move.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

Study shows correlation between education and nearsightedness

Education and behavior have a greater impact on the development of nearsightedness than do genetic factors: With each school year completed, a person becomes more nearsighted.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Ophthalmology

Hampshire Chronicle

Schizophrenia genes 'breakthrough'

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their research into schizophrenia that could "open a window" to finding new treatments for the disease.

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Related Topix: Schizophrenia, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Genetic Cause of Common Breast Tumors Identified: A Big Milestone Achieved

The deep dark fear of pain and loss associated with the very thought of breast cancer never really spares any woman.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, World News, Indonesia

News Journal

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes - some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Smoking, Health

KXLY-TV Spokane

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition

Canada.com

New cystic fibrosis drug shows great promise

CLOSEUP of new miracle CF drug that costs $300,000 a year in front of all the other drugs and inhalers etc.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Fibrosis, Health Insurance

KAUZ

Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Smoking, Family, Teenagers, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

KFVS12

Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to new research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Smoking, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Science Daily

Diagnostic criteria for Christianson Syndrome

A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson Syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and families identify and understand the condition.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, Brown University

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