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Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool

10/18/2014
Among a group of 2,000 patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, whole-exome sequencing provided a potential molecular diagnosis for 25 percent, including detection of a number of rare genetic events and new mutations contributing to disease, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics ann... [Comments]

Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield

10/18/2014
In a sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing method was associated with a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. Exome sequencing, which sequences... [Comments]

Ebola special issue includes clinician primer

10/17/2014
Rockville, MD – Accurate knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians given the current risk of hazardous global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness has launched a special issue, Ebola Virus and Public Health, to surround the public, medical professionals and media with necessary knowledge... [Comments]

Sperm wars

10/17/2014
This news release is available in German . Why do male animals need millions of sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why are there two sexes anyway? These and related questions are the topic of the latest issue of the research journal Molecular Human Reproduction published t... [Comments]Sperm wars

Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection

10/17/2014
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections. The study also discovered the bacterial growth in chronic lung infections among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients was halted or slowed... [Comments]

Emergency aid for overdoses

10/17/2014
This news release is available in German . To date, antidotes exist for only a very few drugs. When treating overdoses, doctors are often limited to supportive therapy such as induced vomiting. Treatment is especially difficult if there is a combination of drugs involved. So what can be done if a child is playing and accidentally swallows his grandmother's pills? ETH professor Jean... [Comments]

Modeling tumor dormancy

10/16/2014
Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes end in a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 years before becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly understood. A new com... [Comments]Modeling tumor dormancy

EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands

10/16/2014
Researchers at William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science have received a 3-year, $392,773 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to identify the streams and wetlands most vulnerable to sea-level rise, and to develop tools to help local governments and citizens conserve... [Comments]EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands

New report synthesizes best available science on management of moist mixed-conifer forests

10/16/2014
Oregon and Washington land managers have a new synthesis of recent research findings to inform their management of eastside moist mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. The Ecology and Management of Moist Mixed-Conifer Forests in Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of the Relevant Biophysical Science and Implications for Future Land Management, a general technical report pu... [Comments]

Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development

10/16/2014
Melbourne researchers have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining develops and, in the process, suggested a new mechanism for how bowel cancer starts. The researchers produced evidence that stem cells are responsible for maintaining and regenerating the 'crypts' that ar... [Comments]Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development

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