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GENOMICS

Gene study uncovers origins of many common cancers
Reuters
Researchers in Britain have set out the first comprehensive map of mutational processes behind the development of tumors — work that should in future lead to better ways to treat and prevent a wide range of cancers. In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers who analyzed more than 7,000 genomes, or genetic codes, of common forms of cancer uncovered 21 so-called "signatures" of processes that mutate DNA.
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Newly identified genetic factors drive severe childhood epilepsies
ScienceDaily
Researchers have identified two new genes and implicated 25 distinct mutations in serious forms of epilepsy, suggesting a new direction for developing tailored treatments of the neurological disorders. The findings by an international research collaboration, which includes investigators from Duke Medicine, appear in the journal Nature.
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Mental disorders linked by genetic traits
Medical New Today
Researchers have discovered that five major mental disorders may be linked to the same common inherited genetic variations, according to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists from the Cross Disorders Group of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium used genome-wide genotype data in an analysis of people with five psychiatric disorders, alongside controls.
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BIOTECH/DIAGNOSTICS/PERSONALIZED MEDICINE


Inherited genetic variants help predict personalized treatment options in lung cancer patients
News-Medical.net
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have identified four inherited genetic variants in nonsmall cell lung cancer patients that can help predict survival and treatment response. Their findings could help lead to more personalized treatment options and improved outcomes for patients.
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Making safe drugs is harder than you think
By Mike Wokasch
Whether you manufacture prescription drugs for a pharmaceutical company, compound drug products or prepare solutions in a hospital for administration to patients, you have an obligation to make sure your products are prepared correctly, to deliver the desired dose without doing harm the patient. Aside from the regulatory/legal requirements, there are good reasons for drug companies to adhere to cGMPs when making prescription drugs.
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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


Stem cells grow beating heart
AFP via Discovery News
Scientists said they had used stem cells to grow human heart tissue that contracted spontaneously in a petri dish — marking progress in the quest to manufacture transplant organs. A team from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, used induced pluripotent stem cells generated from human skin cells to create precursor heart cells called MCPs.
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Tumor-targeting T cells engineered
The Scientist
Scientists have combined the ability to reprogram stem cells into T cells with a recently developed strategy for genetically modifying patients' own T cells to seek and destroy tumors. The result is the capacity to mass-produce in the laboratory an unlimited quantity of cancer-fighting cells that resemble natural T cells, a type of white blood cell that fights cancer and viruses.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Remote monitoring drives global telemedicine growth (FierceHealthIT)
Mobile is helping to spur the next revolution in healthcare — the transfer of power to consumers And Patients (Business Insider)
To screen or not to screen: A personalized approach (Medpage Today)
Healthcare law raises pressure on public unions (The New York Times)
Harsh in hard times? A gene may influence mom's behavior (NPR)

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EMERGING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES


Medical monitoring goes mobile
HealthLeaders Media
Thanks to mobile technology, the line between acute and nonacute care is blurring, reaping benefits for providers and patients. Using technology ranging from newly miniaturized vital signs monitors to FDA-approved portable devices for measuring asthma symptoms, providers are seeing improved outcomes today — and great potential as the mobile monitoring trend just starts up its adoption curve.
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3 technologies that will change healthcare forever
Care2
When you think about how primitive medical technology was just a few years ago, it seems surprising that the human race managed to survive. Back when our grandparents were kids, doctors still smoked cigarettes during office visits and if you played your cards right, they might prescribe whiskey as a medicine. Thankfully, we've come a long way since then. In the last 50 years alone, computer technologies and the Internet have enabled medical professionals to perform life-saving procedures that would have been unthinkable a few generations ago.
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Gene study uncovers origins of many common cancers
Reuters
Researchers in Britain have set out the first comprehensive map of mutational processes behind the development of tumors — work that should in future lead to better ways to treat and prevent a wide range of cancers.

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The beer-smell gene and other ways DNA drives our senses
TIME via Yahoo News
Beer smells like beer and a violet smells like a violet to everyone, right? Maybe not, according to the latest study that traced the way we smell to differences in our genes.

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Protein changes are discovered that control whether a gene functions are discovered
ScienceDaily
By studying a gene in yeast, a team of scientists has found that modifications to histones — proteins associated with DNA — can control whether or not a gene is allowed to function and may be important in maintaining the genes' "expression potential" so that future cells behave as their parent cells did.

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MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS


ACA critics, supporters target young adults, the key to healthcare reform success
MedCity News
When Joe Jansen blows out the candles on his 26th birthday cake this November, it may be a good moment to wish for a job with health benefits. Ever since the Affordable Care Act extended the time young adults could stay on their parents' health insurance, the 26th birthday has become a new, somewhat unpleasant rite of passage for those who depended on the extra time to find footing in a recession-addled job market.
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A vision for the future of healthcare
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
Everyone has his own opinion of the future of healthcare. Whether it's politically or financially motivated, some believe we're headed for a bureaucratic morass, while others believe healthcare in America can be fixed with the Affordable Care Act. I have my own opinion and solution to one of the biggest challenges of healthcare — cost. The following is but one vision for the future of healthcare.
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FDA: NEW TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY


FDA: New voluntary recall from compounding pharmacy
USA Today
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all sterile products from a Texas compounding pharmacy, the latest in a series of recalls since last year's outbreak of fungal meningitis. Fifteen patients at two Texas hospitals have developed bacterial bloodstream infections after receiving injections from Specialty Compounding from Cedar Park, Texas, the FDA said.
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FDA approves rapid combo test for HIV
MedPage Today
The first rapid test for HIV that detects viral antigens as well as antibodies to the virus has won FDA approval, the agency said. The Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test promises earlier detection of HIV infection than is possible with purely serological tests, according to the FDA.
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FAST FACTS
"Seizures can be caused by a number of factors, including epilepsy or fever, and most seizures stop themselves, according to the National Institutes of Health."


 

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