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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Boring cells could hold the key to heart disease

Fibroblasts, cells long thought to be boring and irrelevant, could offer an alternative to heart transplants for patients with heart disease.


Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Circulation, Medicine

7 hrs ago | NBC12

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer.


Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Health, Medicine, HPV, Women's Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Obstetrics and Gynecology

7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

FDA approves Roche genetic test as an alternative to Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Cervical Cancer, Health, Medicine, HPV, Women's Health, Virginia Commonwealth University

11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Genetics explain why some kids are bigger than others

The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index increases from 43 percent at age four to 82 percent at age 10, reports a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Family, Biology, Kids, Science

14 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned to the real pros: Nick's own immune cells.


Related Topix: Leukemia, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, Healthcare Law, Law

16 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor's genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too, can be personalized.


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

20 hrs ago | Aidsmap

Sofosbuvir for hepatitis C works well despite multiple negative predictive factors

Our award-winning series of patient information booklets. Each title provides a comprehensive overview of one aspect of living with HIV.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Science Daily

Hundreds of genetic mutations found in healthy blood of a supercentenarian

Genetic mutations are commonly studied because of links to diseases such as cancer; however, little is known about mutations occurring in healthy individuals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Leukemia, Health, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY


UPDATE 1-Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk.


Related Topix: Medicine, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science

Greenwich Citizen

Brain Implants Could Give People Perfect Memories And Night Vision

Computer chips aren't just for your laptop and phone anymore. Doctors are implanting these technologies in our brains to restore sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf.


Related Topix: Corrective Eye Surgery, Health, Audiology, Medicine

National Institutes of Health

NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

John J. O'Shea, M.D., scientific director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases , has been named the 2014 recipient of the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, conferred by the Feinstein Institute's peer-reviewed, open-access journal Molecular Medicine.


Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Immunology, Biology, Science, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, NY

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Human Superbugs May Lurk in Cow Dung

A US study has found that cow manure, commonly used to fertilise vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Yale University, Medicine, E. Coli, Health

All About Genetic Dark Circles

Your beautiful eyes might just have lost their lasting charm having those great dark depressions.


'I saw firsthand the spirochetes': An exclusive interview with Dr. Philip Tierno

Spring has arrived, and with it, the beginning of camping and hiking season. However, something as simple as a walk in the woods can mean exposure to deer ticks, some of which carry dangerous bacteria.


Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Fox News

Scientists 'edit' DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

Scientists have used a genome-editing technique to cure mice of an inherited liver disease, raising the prospect that similar clinical trials on humans could begin within a few years.


Related Topix: Medicine

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Alzheimer's-Cancer Link found using Biomedical Data, Supercomputing

A team led by Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists has found that Alzheimer's disease and cancer share a pathway in gene transcription, a process essential for cell reproduction and growth.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Texas, Medicine, Brain Cancer

Science Daily

Two genes linked to inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists have done what is believed to be the first direct genetic study to document the important function for the Ron receptor, a cell surface protein often found in certain cancers, and its genetic growth factor, responsible for stimulating cell growth, in the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Crohn's Disease, Health

For babies who can't grow hair or teeth, a cure might be on the way

To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill., into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.


Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL, Medicine, Dentistry, Dentures, Health

WGAL-TV Lancaster

11 myths fertility doctors hear

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.


Related Topix: Medicine, Human Sexuality, Folic Acid, Supplement, Autos

TG Daily

For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging

Telling someone to "act your age" is another way of asking him or her to behave better.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Space, UC San Francisco, us Travel, Travel