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Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Genomics, Brain Aneurysm, Amniocentesis, neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, fetal DNA

Genomics Researcher Peters Tackles a Brave New World

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As a young scientist, British researcher David Peters was focused on brain aneurysms as researched through the lens of high-throughput genomics. But when his wife became pregnant with the first of their two children, his world – both as a husband and a scientist – dramatically changed course.

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ASU Prof Discusses Craniofacial Conditions Ahead of 'Wonder' Release

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New Therapy Lessens Impact of Mistreatment at a Young Age

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Work underway in a laboratory at the University of Delaware suggest certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age.

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Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

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By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

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How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

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Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production.

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Does this One Gene Fuel Obesity?

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New research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B – carried by millions of Americans – could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own.

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Why These Amish Live Longer and Healthier: An Internal ‘Fountain of Youth’

The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, report Northwestern Medicine scientists. An experimental “longevity” drug that recreates the effect of the mutation is now being tested in human trials to see if it provides protection against some aging-related illnesses.

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Wider Sampling of Tumor Tissues May Guide Drug Choice, Improve Outcomes

By focusing on genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic tumor, and additional diversity from tumor DNA in the blood stream, physicians can make better treatment choices for patients with gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This study challenges current guidelines and supports evaluation of metastatic lesions and circulating tumor DNA.”







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