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4 hrs ago | Deseret News

It's once again safe to vaccinate kids. Studies find autism risks are linked to genetics instead.

For decades, scientists and doctors have struggled to find out the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vaccinations, Health

8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Google's New 'Moonshot:' The Healthy Human Body

Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people-and later thousands more-to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Stanford University

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Medical News

Asia's first genetic test developed for identifying patients with corneal stromal dystrophy

A team of eye doctors and scientists from Singapore have developed Asia's first genetic test for identifying patients with a type of eye disease that affects the cornea called corneal stromal dystrophy which can lead to blurring and loss of vision.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Indonesia, Corrective Eye Surgery, Health

Examiner.com

Ethnic factors and inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer is a relatively unheard of aggressive and fatal cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Science Daily

Natural products from plants protect skin during cancer radiotherapy

Plant-derived natural product chemicals could offer protection to the skin from the harmful effects of gamma radiation during cancer radiotherapy, suggests research.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, World News, Japan

Bioscience Technology

Only 8.2% of DNA is - Functional'

Only 8.2 percent of human DNA is likely to be doing something important - is "functional"- say Oxford University researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Brattleboro Reformer

DNA analysis may help New England cottontail

DNA analysis of the endangered New England cottontail shows that power line rights of way, railroad beds and roadsides may help support their diminishing habitat.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, Medicine, Kittery, ME

Examiner.com

Sudden cardiac arrest: Bang your dead

Sudden cardiac arrest happens when all of a sudden your heart stops beating, your blood no longer circulates to the brain and other organs, you stop breathing, you have no pulse, and it happens so suddenly you were caught without time to do anything about it.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Medicine

Science Daily

Ancient genetic material from caries bacterium obtained for the first time

Streptococcus mutans , one of the principal bacteria that cause dental caries, has increased the change in its genetic material over time, possibly coinciding with dietary change linked to the expansion of humanity.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

R & D

Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, UC Riverside, Minocin, Minocycline (generic)

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

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

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

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

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

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