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    Lung Cancer ALK Rearrangement May Predict Pemetrexed Efficacy, Study Shows

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Patients with ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) responded significantly better to pemetrexed (brand name: Alimta) than patients whose cancer did not show ALK translocation, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official Lung

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    Urea Solution Placed in Mouse Embryos May Treat Rare Disease

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Japanese scientists have discovered that both a little bit of solution containing urea and gene replacement can treat a rare, fatal childhood disease and may make mouse embryos transparent in at least two weeksGene therapy plus an injection of copper dramatically improved survival in mice with a c

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    An 'Unconventional' Path to Correcting Cystic Fibrosis

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Researchers have identified an unconventional path that may correct the defect underlying cystic fibrosis, according to a report in the September 2nd issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publicationThis new treatment dramatically extends the lives of mice carrying the disease-associated mutatio

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    More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson's

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Theory that the movement disorder occurs randomly is changing, researcher saysA genetic variation that reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease by nearly 20 percent in many populations has been found by an international team of scientistsThey also identified other variants of the same gene -- LRRK

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    Scoliosis as a Neurologic Condition: 4 Points on Two New Genes Making the Connection

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    As part of a five-year study, researchers at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children identified new genetic markers for idiopathic scoliosis that highlighted two genes: CHL1 and DSCAMThese genes play a role in the neurologic and spinal systems. The research team was led by Carol Wise, PhD, direc

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    UT Southwestern Program Identifies Families at High Risk for Colorectal Cancer

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new lifesaving genetic screening program for families at high risk of contracting colorectal cancer, a deadly yet highly preventable form of cancerThe joint effort between UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital allows doctors to screen the tum

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    Genetic Cancer Test Often Urged for Wrong Women

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Doctors are too quick to recommend expensive genetic counseling or testing for ovarian cancer, but at the same time often fail to refer women at high risk for the disease, U.S. government researchers saidOvarian cancer isn't very common -- it strikes just one in 71 women, many of them elderly, whe

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    Researchers Report New Understanding of Role of Telomeres in Tumor Growth

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    The first report of the presence of alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) in cancers arising from the bladder, cervix, endometrium, esophagus, gallbladder, liver, and lung was published today in The American Journal of PathologyThe presence of ALT in carcinomas can be used as a diagnostic mar

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    Research Gives New Hope to Those With Rare Vascular Cancer

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Techniques could provide breakthroughs for other cancersA specific genetic alteration has been discovered as a defining feature of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), a rare but devastating vascular cancer. These findings have also been used to develop a new diagnostic test for this blood vess

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    Scientists Unravel the Cause of Rare Genetic Disease: Goldman-Favre Syndrome Explained

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    New research in the FASEB Journal provides insight into the molecular basis of one form of retinal degeneration, Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome also known as Goldman-Favre SyndromeA new research report published in The FASEB Journal (https://www.fasebj.org) will help ophthalmologists and scientists bett

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