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Category Archives: Gene Medicine

Study: Mutated Gene Tied to Irregular Heartbeat – UMB News

Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans every year, which translates to more than one in every four deaths. Continue reading

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Inherited, rare skin disease informs treatment of common hair disorders, study finds – Medical Xpress

June 8, 2017 Hair thinning in a human patient and mouse with inherited loss of function mutations in WNT10A is shown. Credit: Michael Passanante and Mingang Xu, PhD It is almost axiomatic in medicine that the study of rare disorders informs the understanding of more common, widespread ailments. Continue reading

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Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers – Montana Standard

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs that target genetic flaws are giving people with specific types of advanced lung cancer a chance to live longer and better, a pair of new clinical trials finds. A newly approved drug called alectinib (Alecensa) works twice as long as the current standard medication in halting cancer growth in patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, results from a new global clinical trial show Continue reading

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Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer – Sioux City Journal

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically tuning a person's own immune cells to target cancer appears to provide long-lasting protection against a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, an early trial from China shows. The treatment, called CAR T-cell therapy, caused 33 out of 35 patients with recurring multiple myeloma to either enter full remission or experience a significant reduction in their cancer. The results are "impressive," said Dr Continue reading

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New therapy offers hope against incurable form of breast cancer – The Guardian

A consultant studies a mammogram. The drug olaparib could slow cancer growth by three months, researchers have found. Continue reading

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What’s In Your Genes? – Pacific Northwest Inlander

Picture a time in the not-too-distant future when whole genome sequencing is routine. A time when, before babies even learn to talk, their parents will have the ability to learn what the future may have in store for their offspring: Is their little girl predisposed to getting breast cancer? Continue reading

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