Medicine

Two studies highlight the need for genetic screening for ethnically diverse prostate cancer

NEJM Study: Genetic Anomaly Hidden Behind Late-Onset Common Cerebellar Ataxia

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, McGill University and other institutions have found that a well-hidden genetic variation in the FGF14 gene, called DNA tandem repeat expansion, causes a common form of late-onset cerebellar ataxia, a disorder that interferes with coordinated movement. Tandem repeat expansions are only found in 50 conditions, …

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The Future of Reproductive Medicine, Now Available at Gynera Floreasca Park

The Future of Reproductive Medicine, Now Available at Gynera Floreasca Park

Patients struggling with infertility and couples trying to conceive can now find multiple medical solutions here in Romania at the new, state-of-the-art Reproductive Medicine Center, recently launched in Bucharest Floreasca Park. The clinic’s unique concept offers an integrated approach to fertility and pregnancy under one roof. The question of fertility is still a taboo in …

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Cumulative exposures, focus on precision medicine from the Mayo conference (Environmental Factor, December 2022)

Cumulative exposures, focus on precision medicine from the Mayo conference (Environmental Factor, December 2022)

“Explore the Exposome: The Next Frontier in Individualizing Medicine” was the title of a Mayo Clinic conference that brought together experts from around the world, including NIEHS leaders and grantees, November 2 and 3 in Rochester, Minnesota. Participants explored how the exposome – the totality of a person’s lifetime exposures and their corresponding biological effects …

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New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

About one-third of children born to mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy have at least one abnormality consistent with congenital Zika syndrome in the first few years of life, new research shows. The findings – based on the pooled analysis of 13 studies looking at pediatric outcomes among more than 1,500 Zika virus-affected …

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