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GENOMICS


Study suggests genetic link for male homosexuality
The Associated Press
A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it. Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation. Researchers who led the new study of nearly 800 gay brothers say their results bolster previous evidence pointing to genes on the X chromosome.
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Nature, as well as nurture, shapes human gut microbiome
Medscape
The composition of an individual's gut microbiome is influenced not just by environmental exposure but also by the genetics of the host. The resulting human gut microbiome affects host metabolism, thereby contributing to obesity. Julia K. Goodrich, a graduate student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and colleagues published their analysis of the TwinsUK population in the November issue of Cell.
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Imperfect system is all that protects you from genetic parasites out to destroy your genes
Phys.org
We like to think of evolution as a fine-tuning process, one that whittles away genetic redundancies. The only problem is, we are not fine-tuned machines. Our bodies are chock-full of parts that either don't work anymore or are so buggy that our biology has "Macgyvered" a way to make it work.
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'Blind spots' in DNA may conceal cancer genes
Medical News Today
Although gene-reading technology is advanced and sophisticated, there are certain parts of DNA that it does not cope with perfectly; for instance, there are repetitive areas of DNA that cause the machinery to "stutter." But there is a way to examine these "blind spots" and discover if they conceal cancer genes.
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BIOTECH/DIAGNOSTICS/PERSONALIZED MEDICINE


Personalized medicine, HIEs expected to boost cloud services
FierceHealthIT
The transition to personalized healthcare delivery and incentives for health information exchange are expected to significantly increase the adoption of cloud services in healthcare, according to a new Frost & Sullivan analysis. Cloud services in the U.S. market generated $903.1 million in 2013 and are expected to hit $3.5 billion in 2020.
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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


This woman's revolutionary startup could change 900,000 surgeries a year
Business Insider
If you've ever broken a bone, you know the process to recovery is slow and painful. Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your injury.
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Production of human motor neurons from stem cells is gaining speed
Science Codex
The motor neurons that innervate muscle fibers are essential for motor activity. Their degeneration in many diseases causes paralysis and often death among patients. Researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases, in collaboration with CNRS and Paris Descartes University, have recently developed a new approach to better control the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells, and thus produce different populations of motor neurons from these cells in only 14 days.
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Molecular time signalling controls stem cells during brain's development
Medical Xpress
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have succeeded in explaining how stem cells in the brain change to allow one type of stem cell to produce different cell types at different stages. In a study being published in the journal Neuron, researchers show that the signal molecule TGF-beta acts as a time signal that regulates the nerve stem cells' potential at different stages of the brain's development — knowledge that may be significant for future pharmaceutical development.
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EMERGING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES


Mobile medical apps: A market on the move
MIT Technology Review
No question about it: The world wants mobile medical apps — and demand won’t slow down any time soon. “The demand for remote patient monitoring is growing dramatically,” says Jeannette Tighe, from the HealthTech Advisory practice at Sagentia, a global technology advisory and product development company headquartered in Cambridge, U.K.
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9 of 10 organizations have engaged in telemedicine
Health IT Outcomes
A telemedicine study reveals an industry-wide movement to embrace the technology in hope of providing better quality of care. According to the 2014 Telemedicine Survey Executive Summary, 90 percent of healthcare leaders said their organization has already begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program.
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9 healthcare innovations driven by open data
InformationWeek
Three years ago, Jeopardy fans got to see Watson, IBM's supercomputer, beat two human Jeopardy champions to take a $1 million prize. Watson's skill at the game derived not just from its computing power but from its ability to process huge amounts of data rapidly.
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FDA: NEW TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY


The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'
Los Angeles Times
Many women report losing their desire for sex, some temporarily, some permanently. Is this a relationship problem, a normal aspect of life changes or, as the pharmaceutical industry maintains, an "unmet medical need?" That was the question under consideration for two days of meetings in late October, during which the Food and Drug Administration heard from sexual medicine experts and women with sexual complaints.
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FDA to Mallinckrodt: Generic Concerta doesn't measure up to J&J's brand
FiercePharma
The FDA's new due diligence on generic drugs now has one victim: Mallinckrodt, which makes a knockoff version of Johnson & Johnson's ADHD drug Concerta. The Dublin-based drugmaker says the FDA is questioning whether its generic actually measures up to the brand.
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ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS


Pioneer ACOs can recruit seniors under new CMS test
Modern Healthcare
Since Medicare began its test of accountable care three years ago, participating accountable care organization haven’t asked beneficiaries who aren’t assigned to an ACO if they want to voluntarily enroll. That will change next year when some Pioneer ACOs will give beneficiaries that option. The CMS Innovation Center is testing whether seniors will elect to enroll in an ACO, a term that means little or nothing to many patients despite an aggressive push to promote accountable care among hospitals and doctors.
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Implementing the tools to support accountable care and population health at Bon Secours
Healthcare Informatics
The Richmond, Virginia-based Bon Secours Health System is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries, with 19 hospitals and numerous other facilities in Virginia, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York and South Carolina.
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MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS


Questions and confusion as Obamacare approaches 2nd year
MSNBC
Obamacare has made a big difference for Raghu Raju and his wife. The couple is paying 30% less and receiving more coverage and benefits than before. That’s cut down one of the biggest expenses for their small business in Atlanta, which they quit their jobs to start a few years ago.
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How early retirees can get cheap health insurance through Obamacare
Forbes
Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 15. If you are an early retiree, especially between the ages of 55 to 64, you have the opportunity to get large tax credits to help pay for your health insurance coverage if you buy it through the healthcare exchange. And if you play it right, you can even get subsidies to help reduce your out of pocket expenses.
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FAST FACTS
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