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New genetic test could detect your risk of five deadly diseases DECADES before symptoms arise

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Harvard Medical School scientists say their new test, giving a 'polygenic risk score', would be the earliest predictor ever. It could be given at birth to spot risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
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Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants

Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants

1 month ago   |   By ScienceDaily

A research team reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk of developing serious common diseases, including coronary artery disease, breast cancer, or type 2 diabetes. These tests, which use information from millions of places in the genome to ascertain risk for five diseases, can flag greater likelihood of developing the potentially fatal conditions well before any symptoms appear.
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Scientists discover biomarker for kidney cancer

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

Scientists have discovered a new blood biomarker that could help predict the risk of kidney cancer.
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New test predicts the risk of serious disease months before symptoms appear

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers have developed a new genetic test that can identify people who are at an increased risk of serious disease, long before they develop any symptoms.
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Cancer Drugs in Development can also Fight Certain Brain Diseases

Cancer Drugs in Development can also Fight Certain Brain Diseases

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

Brain diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS may have found a cure with a particular class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors, says a new study.
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New marker in the blood could help predict person's risk of developing kidney cancer

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney cancer, according to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
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It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

A new study on sleep patterns suggests that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, Duke researchers found. Read more ...

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

Genetic testing is cheaper and more accurate than ever, helping people to understand how their DNA raises cancer risks. But less than 20% of people with BRCA mutations know it... Read more ...

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a... Read more ...

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months...

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months use it to integrate learning

Babies are naturally curious, and their drive to explore the world around them can help them become fast learners. A recent study has even discovered that infants as young as... Read more ...

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High consumption of gluten pregnant women can increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children. Proteins found in foods rich in gluten such as wheat, rye, and barley can... Read more ...

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial intelligence or AI correctly interprets lung function test results and helps pulmonologists diagnose lung disease in patients. Read more ...

Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

Neuroscientist Dr Liron Jacobson works at Peak Labs in London and has shared five ways you can improve your mind during your commute. And none of them involve scrolling on... Read more ...

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers checked medical records since 1986 to analyse and compare rates of the infection in south east England. Read more ...

New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland...

New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland Communities

Poor mental and physical health is seen among American rural borderline communities due to the impact of high stress. Read more ...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus Detector

New TINY cancer detection device shows promise as a Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus detector. Read more ...