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Genes indicating risk for Alzheimer's disease identified using new testing methods |  Health

Genes indicating risk for Alzheimer’s disease identified using new testing methods | Health

A new UCLA-led study has used a combination of novel testing methods to identify several novel risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease and a related rare brain disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) through mass variant screening genetics in a single experiment. The study, which has been published in the journal ‘Science’, also includes a new …

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Risk of side effects from cancer immunotherapy linked to genetics

Risk of side effects from cancer immunotherapy linked to genetics

Credit: public domain CC0 Although they have revolutionized cancer treatment, drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors can produce a range of adverse immune system-related side effects. In a new study, scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute identify, for the first time, inherited genetic variations that put patients at high risk for these complications. The discovery, …

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Biomarker testing informs individualized diagnosis and treatment of low-to-intermediate risk AML

Biomarker testing informs individualized diagnosis and treatment of low-to-intermediate risk AML

Alexander E. Perl, MD, MS. According to Alexander E. Perl, MD, MS, the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment landscape includes emerging therapies and diagnostic strategies that simultaneously address previously unmet needs and raise further questions regarding the classification of diseases. In 2022, the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) updated its AML recommendations based on a growing understanding …

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Four genes identified as increasing the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions – Neuroscience News

Summary: The researchers identified four genes, ESR1, DCC, DRD2 and TRAF3, which are associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. Source: duke university A large study of military personnel by researchers at Duke Health and Durham VA identified four genes linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. While further …

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Promising trial targets genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Promising trial targets genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease

In a bold attempt to halt the progression of some cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a group of researchers are trying something new: injecting a protective gene into patients’ brains. The trial only involved five patients with a particular genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. They received a very low dose of gene therapy – a safety …

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Colorectal cancer: plant-based diet can reduce risk by up to 22%

Colorectal cancer: plant-based diet can reduce risk by up to 22%

A new study reveals that, especially for men, a healthy plant-based diet can significantly reduce their risk of colorectal cancer. The study found that the same trend was not seen in women, although they said the women may have had a healthier diet to begin with. Experts say a healthy, balanced diet can be beneficial …

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Myriad Genetics to Present New Data at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Showcasing Advances in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

Myriad Genetics to Present New Data at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Showcasing Advances in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

A featured discussion sheds light on how the Combined Risk Score can lead to better breast cancer prevention and screening strategies. SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc.., (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced several new data presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer …

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UN mission joins growing calls to label Great Barrier Reef 'at risk'

UN mission joins growing calls to label Great Barrier Reef ‘at risk’

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and one of the most biodiverse, is highly threatened by climate change and should be placed on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites, a recommended a mission supported by the United Nations. The mission’s report, released on Monday, said current conservation efforts were not …

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