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August 10, 2020



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Smartwatch Tracks Medication Levels to Personalize Treatments

Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat. This wearable technology could be ...

Memory Loss Reversed or Abated in Those With Cognitive Decline

Researchers sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer's disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in ...

Researchers Identify Genetic Factors That May Influence COVID-19 Susceptibility

A new study has identified genetic factors that may influence susceptibility to COVID-19. The findings could guide personalized treatment for ...

Immune Properties in Ancient DNA Found in Isolated Villages Might Benefit Humanity Today

Could remnants of DNA from a now extinct human subspecies known as the Denisovans help boost the immune functions of modern humans? An international ...
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New Drug Targets for Lethal Brain Cancer Discovered

More than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma - the most aggressive type of brain cancer - offer promising new drug targets. Researchers engineered a new mouse model to show for the ...

Family History Misses Identifying Individuals With High Genetic Risk of CVD or Cancer

Certain genetic changes, termed 'pathogenic variants,' substantially increase risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer--the leading causes of death -- but testing to identify individual ...

Major Trial Shows Breast Cancer Drug Can Hit Prostate Cancer Achilles Heel

A drug already licensed for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers is more effective than targeted hormone therapy at keeping cancer in check in some men with advanced prostate cancer, a major ...

Diabetes Reversed in Mice With Genetically Edited Stem Cells Derived from Patients

Researchers have used induced pluripotent stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin-dependent diabetes, transformed the stem cells into insulin-producing ...

Genetic Mechanism Behind Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers have pinpointed a genetic variation responsible for driving the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The genetic pathway associated with this variation is involved in other ...

Mathematical Model Predicts Patient Outcomes to Adaptive Therapy

Researchers provide a closer look at a mathematical model and data showing that individual patient alterations in the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) biomarker early in cancer treatment can predict ...

Researchers Find Way to Improve Cancer Outcomes by Examining Patients' Genes

Genetics researchers say a new approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck 'low hanging fruit' for the benefit of ...

Inherited Origin of Prostate Cancer in Families

Researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of ...

Genetic Signature May Identify Mothers at Risk for Preeclampsia

Researchers have identified a genetic signature combining certain maternal and fetal gene variants that are associated with a higher risk of ...

Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer

An analysis of 149 scientific studies has identified 24 genetic variants which predispose women to endometrial ...

New Gene Therapy Method Improves Vision in Mice With Congenital Blindness

Mice born blind have shown significant improvement in vision after undergoing a new gene ...

Major Asia Gene Study to Help Doctors Battle Disease

'Under-representation of Asian populations in genetic studies has meant that medical relevance for more than half of the human population is reduced,' one researcher ...

Researchers Identify Opportunities to Advance Genomic Medicine

New study highlights milestones in the history of genetic discoveries; equitable and fair access required to address ...

Genomics of Health

A DNA database of thousands of healthy older Australians is set to change how we determine which genes underpin ...

Drug Profiling and Gene Scissors Open New Avenues in Immunotherapy

Researchers have discovered ways to boost CAR T-cell ...

Cancer Study May Accidentally Help Researchers Create Usable Blood Stem Cells

A new study shows that cancer-causing MLL gene may also push pluripotent stem cells to make hematopoietic stem cells, a strong step in the decades-long effort to make personalizable, durable blood ...

Genetic Anomaly Associated With Poor Response to Common Asthma Treatment

A new study has uncovered a genetic anomaly associated with poor response to a common asthma treatment. The findings showed that asthmatic patients with the gene variant are less likely to respond to ...

Peering Into the Genome of Brain Tumor

Scientists have created a machine learning method for classifying the mutations of glioma brain tumors based on MR images alone. Thus far, classification has only been possible by tissue sampling ...

Genetic Study Provides Most Comprehensive Map of Risk to Date of Breast Cancer Risk

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA 'errors' that increase an individual's risk of developing the disease. The scientists ...

Brain Tumor Organoids May Be Key to Time-Sensitive Treatments for Glioblastomas

Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient's own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, may hold the answers on how to best treat it. A new study showed how ...

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