479 Articles Matching "dna"

Father's smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids

Jun 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA....
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Johns Hopkins Researchers Design New Blood Test That Uses DNA ‘Packaging' Patterns To Detect Multiple Cancer Types

May 30, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a simple new blood test that can detect the presence of seven different types of cancer by spotting unique patterns in the fragmentation of DNA shed from cancer cells and circulating in the bloodstream. In a proof-of-concept stu......
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Global Strep A Vaccine One Step Closer

May 29, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The search for a global Strep A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2000 Group A Streptococcus samples from around the world. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty......
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The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans

May 25, 2019 , CNN Health
"One man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)...
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Massive Sequencing Study Links Rare DNA Alterations To Type 2 Diabetes

May 24, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes. The study, one of the largest known of its type, includes data from people of European, African American, Hispanic/Latino, East Asian, and South Asi......
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Your DNA Might Determine Whether You're a Dog Lover

May 23, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Your DNA Might Determine Whether You're a Dog LoverCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2019 12:00:00...
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DNA Might Determine Whether You're a Dog Lover

May 22, 2019 , WebMD
Dogs were the first domesticated animal and have had close ties with humans for at least 15,000 years. Dogs are believed to benefit the well-being and health of their...
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Meet Rootine: A Personalized Vitamin Customized To Your DNA

May 21, 2019 , Forbes
Rootine Vitamins has provided an innovative way to customize vitamins regimens through DNA testing, blood levels and...
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Israel's MyHeritage expands DNA testing to health

May 21, 2019 , Reuters
Israel's MyHeritage, a service for family history and DNA testing, said on Monday it was launching a test that provides comprehensive health reports to consumers....
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MyHeritage expands into health-focused DNA testing

May 21, 2019 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The Israel-based company is offering 11 genetic risk tests, three polygenic risk tests and 15 carrier status...
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New Doctors' DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal In First Year

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. A new study suggests that between now and next summer, that experience will make their DNA age six times faster than nor......
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Unlocking Odd DNA Atructure Could Open Up New Approaches For Treating Cancer

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An unusual form of DNA, G-quadruplex, is known to exist under laboratory conditions, but a research team led by Sean Kerwin of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University has developed an innovative technique to detect if it exists naturally within human cells, and to dete......
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Novel Nanoparticle Enhances Radiation Tumor Killing

May 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Radiation kills tumors by creating oxygen free radicals that damage the tumor DNA. However, the lack of oxygen in the center of tumors blocks the production of free radicals, inhibiting radiation killing. NIBIB researchers have now designed a nanoparticle that generates radiation-induced oxygen free......
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Tufts, Eskenazi to investigate blood clot wearable, Australian university using Coviu's telehealth tech in class and more digital health deals

Apr 23, 2019 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Also: Sutter Health, UPMC, DNAnexus launch genomic multiple sclerosis study; Health iPass joins athenahealth's...
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Scam Alert: Seniors, Low-Income Neighborhoods Targeted By People Claiming To Collect DNA Swab Samples

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
People are going to these communities in vans and offering to swab residents' cheeks purportedly for DNA checks for cancer and other diseases. It’s not clear who is behind the reported activity. In other public health news: asbestos, candida auris, prostate drugs, three-parent pregnancies, syphilis, and...
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The secret to changing your lactose tolerance may be in your gut

Apr 18, 2019 , CNN Health
Lactose tolerance in adults arises from a single nucleotide changing out of the millions in our DNA.  If you don't have that mutation, research shows manipulating our gut bacteria might help....
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New Algorithm Identifies Patients Harboring Tumor-Causing Defect Found In Multiple Cancers And Treatable With Common Drug

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Medications known as PARP inhibitors have emerged as a promising therapy for several forms of cancer fueled by a defect in the cells’ DNA repair machinery. Yet many people with cancers caused by the defect, known as HR deficiency, who stand to benefit from PARP inhibitors remain unidentified becaus......
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Baby Created With 3 People's DNA Born in Greece

Apr 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Baby Created With 3 People's DNA Born in GreeceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2019 12:00:00...
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CRISPR-Cas3 Innovation Holds Promise For Disease Cures, Advancing Science

Apr 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A Cornell researcher, who is a leader in developing a new type of gene editing CRISPR system, and colleagues have used the new method for the first time in human cells -- a major advance in the field. The new system, called CRISPR-Cas3, can efficiently erase long stretches of DNA from a targeted si......
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Enzyme Inhibition May Lead To New Melanoma Therapy, Say Researchers At Fox Chase With Support From Sbarro Institute

Apr 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Inhibition of the cellular enzyme thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG) may be an effective treatment for melanoma, according to research published in the journal Oncogene in January. The paper, “Thymine DNA glycosylase as a novel target for melanoma,” describes how inhibition of TDG, known for its role in ......
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