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29 min ago | Wall Street Journal
The incidence of colon cancer, declining since the mid-1980s, plunged a further 30% last decade among Americans 50 and older as more people had colonoscopies, a new study found.
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Amgen Inc said on Monday its experimental new type of cholesterol fighter met the primary goal of a late-stage trial by significantly cutting "bad" LDL cholesterol among patients with a genetic tendency towards very high levels of the artery clogging fat.
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Redheads, as they say, wear the map of Ireland all over their faces. And the statistics bear that stereotype out.
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Good Start Genetics, Inc. , an innovative molecular genetic information company, today announced a strategic agreement with PerkinElmer, Inc. to expand access to GoodStart Select genetic carrier screening tests beyond the in vitro fertilization setting to the broader women's health community, including obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal ... (more)
A previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks has been found by researchers.
VICTORIAN breast cancer patients will get access to world-first clinical trials with a big research funding boost unveiled today.
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have solved the riddle of a severe genetic disease that affects Jews of Moroccan ancestry.
Margaret Pigg volunteered for Age UK while living in Kent and became a befriender after moving to Wiltshire in 2010 Loneliness is fast becoming an unseen disease of our society.
Daniel Norman, a physical therapist with Akron Children's Hospital's Sports Medicine Program measures the range of motion on patient Raven Pence, 15, a two-sport athlete recovering from ACL surgery as she slowly pedals an exercise bike Friday.
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social communication and restricted and/or repetitive behaviors or interests that varies in severity of symptoms, age of onset, and association with other disorders.
Recent news articles, public commentary and politicians have criticized James Kroll's recommendations from the Deer Trustee Report and the state Department of Natural Resource's policy to employ "passive management" of chronic wasting disease.
In Irritable Bowl Disease, including Crohn's Disease, it may be the case that bad bacteria cause intestinal wall inflammation.
An international team of scientists led by Alessia Ranciaro and Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania has investigated the genetic origins of lactose tolerance in geographically diverse populations of Africans in Kenya, Tanzania, and Sudan.
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, long-acting HIV drugs, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, the largest annual HIV/AIDS medical meeting in the U.S. On the HIV prevention front, researchers reported ... (more)
A gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains, new research has confirmed.
Open, feed, cut. Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule, the subject of new research at Rice University, that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal.