Genetic Counseling Linked to Increased Use of Preventive Ovary Removal in Women at High Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Genetic Counseling Linked to Increased Use of Preventive Ovary Removal in Women at High Risk for Ovarian Cancer
SAN ANTONIO, TX (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Genetic counseling is a preferred method for informing women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations and/or a family history of breast or ovarian cancer about their risks for getting such cancers, but little has been known about the impact of genetic counseling on efforts to reduce the risk ...

New Analysis Finds Mesothelioma Patients with Genetic Mutation Live Longer, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

New Analysis Finds Mesothelioma Patients with Genetic Mutation Live Longer, According to Surviving Mesothelioma
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 08, 2015 Scientists in St. Leonards, Australia say a missing or mutated BAP1 gene may bode well for extended survival in people with pleural mesothelioma. Click here to read the full article on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Doctors at Royal North Shore Hospital analyzed the cases of 229 pleural mesothelioma ...

Family Brings Awareness to Genetic Disease that has Affected them for Generations

Family Brings Awareness to Genetic Disease that has Affected them for Generations
Kresgeville, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2015 Steve Stoner began The Stoner Open Golf Outing in 2010 after taking his inspiration from another golf event he attended with his uncle, David Stoner. Several of the Stoner family members suffer from HHT and the family knew they wanted to do something to raise awareness and funds to ...

Vital Health, Inc. Unravels The Importance Of The MTHFR and MTRR Genes and Provides Tips On How To Identify, and Support The Body If the Genetic Mutations Are Present

Vital Health, Inc. Unravels The Importance Of The MTHFR and MTRR Genes and Provides Tips On How To Identify, and Support The Body If the Genetic Mutations Are Present
Orland Park, Il (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 “You cannot change gene mutations, but you can help it do its job better and minimize problems,” began Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and Director of Vital Health, Inc. “Inherited gene mutations are a person’s weakness and may increase their vulnerability to certain disease processes, ...

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: Project pinpoints 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders

(PRWEB UK) 24 December 2014 Embargoed until 18:00 UK time on Wednesday 24 December, 2014 The first results to emerge from a nationwide project to study the genetic causes of rare developmental disorders have revealed 12 causative genes that have never been identified before. The Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) project, the world’s largest, nationwide ...

KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Foundation Formed to Educate and Advance Research for Patients Living with Rare Genetic Disorder KCNQ2

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 Today families of children with KCNQ2, together with leading scientists, launched the KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Foundation. The organization will educate and inform families and support research into treatments or a cure for patients living with this severe genetic form of epilepsy. KCNQ2 encephalopathy, which only recently has been ...

Skilled Care Pharmacy and Assurex Health Announce Partnership to Provide GeneSight Genetic Test Throughout the Skilled Care Network

Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Skilled Care Pharmacy, a medical dispensing and pharmaceutical consulting company, and Assurex Health, the leader in neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics, today announced a new strategic partnership in which Skilled Care Pharmacy’s consultant pharmacists will be able to provide important clinical information to its healthcare customers across the Midwest with the Assurex ...

Catalent and Valerion Therapeutics Collaborate to Bring New Treatments for Orphan Genetic Disorders to Market

Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it is to collaborate with Valerion Therapeutics, LLC, an emerging science-driven company, focused on the development of bio-therapeutics for orphan genetic diseases, to develop Valerion’s ...

Molecular-Assisted Alpha Taxonomy Genetic Testing Reveals Species of Red Algae

Molecular-Assisted Alpha Taxonomy Genetic Testing Reveals Species of Red Algae
(PRWEB) November 19, 2014 Phycologia—The use of molecular-assisted alpha taxonomy (MAAT) has helped to distinguish species of the Bossiella genus of red algae. Whereas a morphological study showed four Bossiella species in the eastern Pacific Ocean, this genetic screening revealed 17 species groups. With genetic data and further morphological study, these groups could be identified, ...

Getting More Out of Nature: Genetic Toolkit Finds New Maximum for Crop Yields

Getting More Out of Nature: Genetic Toolkit Finds New Maximum for Crop Yields
Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) November 03, 2014 Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced a new way to dramatically increase crop yields by improving upon Mother Nature’s offerings. A team led by Associate Professor Zachary Lippman, in collaboration with Israeli colleagues, has discovered a set of gene variations that can boost fruit ...