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Study finds positive trends in medical genetics education

Today's physicians require an increasingly comprehensive understanding of the principles of genetics and genomics in order to make informed clinical decisions.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Epigenomic changes play an important role during the progression of melanoma

KU Leuven researchers have zeroed in on what makes cancer cells in melanoma so aggressive. They also succeeded in taming the effect in cell cultures.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Myriad publishes myPath Melanoma pivotal validation study

Myriad Genetics, Inc. has announced the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology published data from a pivotal clinical validation study that showed the myPath Melanoma test is highly effective...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Myriad announces Prolaris test biopsy results from EMPATHY-P study at European Association of Urology annual meeting

Myriad Genetics, Inc. has announced that results from the EMPATHY-P clinical study of Prolaris in patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer will be highlighted at the 30th Annual Congress...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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CRISPR-Cas editing of C. albicans holds promise for overcoming deadly fungal infections

By modifying the CRISPR-Cas genome editing system, Whitehead Institute researchers are now able to manipulate Candida albicans' genome systematically--an approach that could help identify novel...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Myriad RBN joins Institut Pasteur in the global fight against tuberculosis

Myriad RBM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc. has announced that it will assist the Institut Pasteur in a public-private research collaboration to fight the global...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Can Genetics Predict Coronary Heart Disease Risk? CME/CE

: A new analysis of primary and second prevention studies shows that a genetic risk profile helps identify those at risk for coronary heart disease and those who would benefit from statins.  
medscape.org
almost 5 years ago
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Precision Medicine Needs 'Precision Genomics'

In half of all cancer patients, tumor-only gene sequencing is not enough to guide therapeutic decisions on the use of precision cancer agents.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Genetics Ups Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Dialysis Patients

Genetic factors appear to significantly increase the risk for sudden cardiac death among patients receiving dialysis.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease - MedicineNet

Short people may be more likely to have heart disease, and that increased risk could be linked to the genetics that also determine height, a British-led research team suggests.  
medicinenet.com
almost 5 years ago
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Lipids Blamed for Coronary Risk With Short Stature

Implicated as a substantial factor behind the association in genetics study.  
medpagetoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Radiation for brain metastases, and the genetics of ischaemic stroke

Stream Radiation for brain metastases, and the genetics of ischaemic stroke by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Gigantic Data and Genomics

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) chats with Oracle's Jonathan Sheldon (Global VP for Health Care) about meeting the data demands of Precision Medicine. He says that...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Gigantic Data and Genomics - YouTube

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) chats with Oracle's Jonathan Sheldon (Global VP for Health Care) about meeting the data demands of Precision Medicine. He says that...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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A Conversation with Oxford's Peter Donnelly: Genomics and Personalized Medicine

The TDWI/Hatch team had good fortune to attend the amazing Personalized Medicine World Conference put on by Tal and Gadi Behar at the Computer History Museum...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Renal Tubular Defects - Site of Condition

- Fanconi (“Fan-of-cones”) syndrome: reabsorptive defects in the proximal convoluted tubule - Bartter (“Bart”) syndrome: reabsorptive defect in thick ascending loop of Henele - Gitelman (“Giggle-man”) syndrome: reabsorptive defect of NaCl in distal convoluted tubule - Liddle (“Chicken Little”) syndrome: increased sodium reabsorption in the collecting tubules  
Ryan Matthews
almost 5 years ago
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Antibiotics summary

Classifications of antibiotics - a useful summary. The Table is no way complete. Kindly Ignore Spelling mistakes Checkout mynotes4usmle.tumblr.com for more  
Sarosh Kamal
almost 5 years ago
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The role of pathogen genomics in assessing disease transmission

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens enables the sources and patterns of transmission to be identified during specific disease outbreaks and promises to transform epidemiological research on communicable diseases. This review discusses new insights into disease spread and transmission that have come from the use of WGS, particularly when combined with genomic scale phylogenetic analyses. These include elucidation of the mechanisms of cross species transmission, the potential modes of pathogen transmission, and which people in the population contribute most to transmission. Particular attention is paid to the ability of WGS to resolve individual patient to patient transmission events. Importantly, WGS data seem to be sufficiently discriminatory to target cases linked to community or hospital contacts and hence prevent further spread, and to investigate genetically related cases without a clear epidemiological link. Approaches to combine evidence from epidemiological with genomic sequencing observations are summarised. Ongoing genomic surveillance can identify determinants of transmission, monitor pathogen evolution and adaptation, ensure the accurate and timely diagnosis of infections with epidemic potential, and refine strategies for their control.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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The role of pathogen genomics in assessing disease transmission

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens enables the sources and patterns of transmission to be identified during specific disease outbreaks and promises to transform epidemiological research on communicable diseases. This review discusses new insights into disease spread and transmission that have come from the use of WGS, particularly when combined with genomic scale phylogenetic analyses. These include elucidation of the mechanisms of cross species transmission, the potential modes of pathogen transmission, and which people in the population contribute most to transmission. Particular attention is paid to the ability of WGS to resolve individual patient to patient transmission events. Importantly, WGS data seem to be sufficiently discriminatory to target cases linked to community or hospital contacts and hence prevent further spread, and to investigate genetically related cases without a clear epidemiological link. Approaches to combine evidence from epidemiological with genomic sequencing observations are summarised. Ongoing genomic surveillance can identify determinants of transmission, monitor pathogen evolution and adaptation, ensure the accurate and timely diagnosis of infections with epidemic potential, and refine strategies for their control.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Genetics and Parkinson's disease

Visit us (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/healthcare-and-medicine) for health and medicine content or (http://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat) for MCAT...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago