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New Algorithm Predicts Gestational Diabetes
New Algorithm Predicts Gestational Diabetes
Weizmann Institute of Science | Jan 17, 2020
Timely prediction may help prevent the condition using nutritional and lifestyle changes
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Cystic Fibrosis Carriers Are at Increased Risk for Cystic Fibrosis-Related Conditions
Cystic Fibrosis Carriers Are at Increased Risk for Cystic Fibrosis-Related Conditions
University of Iowa Health Care | Jan 10, 2020
More than 10 million Americans are CF carriers, suggesting the burden of illness from CF-related conditions could be substantial
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Researchers Discover a New Auto-Inflammatory Disease Called CRIA Syndrome
Researchers Discover a New Auto-Inflammatory Disease Called CRIA Syndrome
National Human Genome Research Institute | Jan 9, 2020
Mutations in the RIPK1 gene responsible for CRIA syndrome
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Some Genetic Sequencing Fails to Analyze Large Segments of DNA
Some Genetic Sequencing Fails to Analyze Large Segments of DNA
UT Southwestern Medical Center | Jan 6, 2020
UTSW experts: gaps in clinical whole exome sequencing at major commercial labs indicative of larger issue
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Scientists Discover a New Mechanism in Childhood Kidney Cancer
Scientists Discover a New Mechanism in Childhood Kidney Cancer
The Rockefeller University | Dec 19, 2019
The findings open up new treatment possibilities for the disease, which is currently treated by surgery and chemotherapy
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Olaparib Becomes First Gene-Targeted Medicine to Show Benefits in Prostate Cancer
Olaparib Becomes First Gene-Targeted Medicine to Show Benefits in Prostate Cancer
Institute of Cancer Research | Dec 4, 2019
The phase II trial found that over 80 percent of men with prostate cancer whose tumors had mutations in the BRCA genes responded well to treatment with the targeted drug olaparib
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Scientists Suggest New Solution to the Rare-Disease Problem
Scientists Suggest New Solution to the Rare-Disease Problem
Oregon Health & Science University | Nov 26, 2019
Better definition could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for rare diseases that cumulatively affect millions
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Rare Diseases: Over 300 Million Patients Affected Worldwide
Rare Diseases: Over 300 Million Patients Affected Worldwide
Institut National De La Santé Et De La Recherche Médicale | Oct 24, 2019
Recent study is the first to analyze the available data on rare diseases with such precision
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Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Rockefeller University Press | Oct 10, 2019
The environmental and genetic factors underlying IPF are largely unknown, and there are no effective approaches available to reverse development of the disease
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Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout
Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health | Oct 9, 2019
Analysis of DNA from nearly half million people should speed efforts to develop gout screening tests, treatments