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June 25, 2021
Oral cancer claims nearly 10,000 American lives a year, and roughly two in five newly diagnosed patients die within five years of diagnosis.
May 20, 2021
Innovators have bestowed upon the world powerful tools for advancing precision medicine – including genomic sequencing, electronic health records, artificial intelligence, and wearables – but how do we put them to work?
May 6, 2021
Psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression share genetic commonalities between the sexes, but researchers are on the hunt for important differences. In the largest genome-wide analysis of genes, sex and mood/psychotic disorders to date, researchers report finding noticeable sex-dependent differences in how genes related to the central nervous system, immune system, and blood vessels affect people with these disorders.
April 22, 2021
The trillions of microbes in our guts change over a lifetime – more for some than others. Bigger changes in the composition of our gut microbiomes later in life correlate with longer, healthier lives.
April 13, 2021
What if you contracted lung cancer but never had smoked? It happens in roughly 12 percent of U.S. lung cancer diagnoses: The patient had never smoked tobacco.
March 25, 2021
COVID brain fog isn’t the general malaise we’re all feeling from a year of lockdown. It’s a catch-all term for neurological conditions seen in patients long after a COVID-19 diagnosis, including confusion, headaches, and loss of short-term memory. It’s also something of a mystery.
March 12, 2021
Researchers are working toward new liquid biopsies that could potentially help guide the treatment of certain patients with colorectal cancer.
March 4, 2021
Parkinson’s disease has no known cure and its cause is largely unknown. Still, there’s positive news: A new study indicates that men who take terazosin and similar medications for an enlarged prostate have a reduced likelihood of developing the neurogenerative disorder.
February 12, 2021
They say that biology is destiny. New research doubles down on that notion, suggesting that some of your traits may be affected by the genes … of your partner. Well, happy Valentine’s Day!