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Main Category: Cancer / Oncology Also Included In: Genetics ; Ear, Nose and Throat Article Date: 21 May 2013 - 1:00 PDT A new measure of the heterogeneity - the variety of genetic mutations - of cells within a tumor appears to predict treatment outcomes of patients with the most common type of head and neck cancer .
After learning that she had inherited a mutation on one of the so-called breast cancer genes, actress Angelina Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.
Main Category: Pediatrics / Children's Health Also Included In: Seniors / Aging ; Genetics Article Date: 20 May 2013 - 0:00 PDT "This study is a breakthrough for our research group after years of work.
Main Category: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Also Included In: Genetics ; Muscular Dystrophy / ALS ; Neurology / Neuroscience Article Date: 20 May 2013 - 0:00 PDT Northwestern University scientists have shown a gene involved in neurodegenerative disease also plays a critical role in the proper function of the circadian clock.
Britain launched a research programme on Monday that should eventually allow all cancer patients to have access to the kind of genetic analysis that led Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to decide to undergo a double mastectomy.
THE US Supreme Court recently began deliberations in a case that highlights a deeply problematic issue concerning intellectual property rights.
"There is something rotten in Denmark." That is a centuries-old phrase from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The Danish have smelled fishy ever since.
If you're worried about your chances of developing breast cancer, this doesn't mean you have to go under the knife like actress Angelina Jolie.
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Actress Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after learning she had a genetic mutation that predisposes for breast cancer .
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"I think it is wonderful and courageous of her to be going public" says director of medical genetics department at J'lem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Earlier this week the actress revealed that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after she tested positive for a gene that indicates an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
This is my Daddy and he's an Apteryx owenii, a member of the ratite group, who looks after me for 4 weeks until I grow up and become a big little spotted kiwi; Credit: A© Rogan Colbourne When we think of the 5 species of kiwi, the smaller species such as the little spotted kiwi could easily escape our attention.