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Clues to genetics of congenital heart defects emerge from Down syndrome study
Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in humans, involving a third copy of all or part of chromosome 21. In addition to intellectual disability, individuals with Down syndrome have a high risk of congenital heart defects. However, not all people with Down syndrome have them – about half have structurally normal hearts.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:35:24 GMT

New hope for drug discovery in African sleeping sickness
In early drug discovery, you need a starting point, says Northeastern University associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Michael Pollastri.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:35:24 GMT

New findings will improve the sex lives of women with back problems
Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving women with bad backs renewed hope for better sex lives. The findings—part of the first-ever study to document how the spine moves during sex—outline which sex positions are best for women suffering from different types of low-back pain. The new recommendations follow on the heels of comparable guidelines for men released last month.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:35:24 GMT

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Title: Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:05 GMT

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Title: Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:05 GMT

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Title: Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:05 GMT

Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:06 GMT

Novel software application can stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients
Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from non-invasive high resolution computed tomography images and stratify non-small cell lung cancer patients into risk groups that have significantly different disease-free survival outcome.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:06 GMT

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase immunohistochemistry testing comparable to, if not better than, fluorescence in situ hybridization testing
Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression test, immunohistochemistry, is reliable amongst several laboratories and reviewers when test methodology and result interpretation are strictly standardized and the scoring pathologists are appropriately trained on the test.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:06 GMT

UTSW assistant professor chosen for $1.5 million Data-Driven Discovery award from Gordon
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Dr. Kimberly Reynolds, Assistant Professor in the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology and in the Department of Biophysics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has been named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:06 GMT

UTSW researchers receive CPRIT funding to expand genetic screening program
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:06 GMT

Prognostic factors identified for peripheral squamous cell carcinomas of the lung
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) A better survival outcome is associated with low blood levels of squamous cell carcinoma antigen, or absence of tumor invasion either into the space between the lungs and chest wall or into blood vessels of individuals with a peripheral squamous cell carcinoma, a type of non-small cell lung cancer.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:54:06 GMT

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