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Please click here to view Eisai's 2012 Oncology Digest. The PDF contains two articles and the final oncology digest.

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The NAMCP Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) is pleased to recognize the WVP Health Authority as the 2012 Behavioral Health Innovation Award winner.

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As 2012 comes to a close, GBEMTI would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the GBEMTI eNews a look at the most-accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 3.

Professor discovers gene that predicts time of death
The Toronto Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 23: It appears the Grim Reaper has a schedule to keep. A team of scientists led by a University of Toronto neurology professor says it has discovered a gene mutation that determines the time of day a person is most likely to die. More

xRobust octogenarians' genes seen holding secrets to aging
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
June 21: James Markam is alive and well, despite losing four siblings to disease. Scientists are looking at Markam's genetics to see if there's something protecting him from illnesses that affect others his age. Markam, 83, is one of more than 1,300 individuals identified as having what one researcher called "Teflon-coated" genes. More

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xStudy: How genes help some people live to 110
HealthDay via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 12: People who live 110 years or longer have as many disease-associated genes as those in the general population, but they may also be blessed with protective genes that help them live so long, researchers report. The U.S. scientists noted that supercentenarians are extremely rare, with only one per 5 million people in developed nations. There is growing evidence that genetics play a major role in living to such an old age. More

xOlder grandfathers pass on telomeres, possibly longer life
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
June 14: Was your grandfather already advanced in age when your father was born? If so, your DNA may help you live longer, Northwestern University scientists reported. The reason for the seemingly counterintuitive effect? Older fathers have children with longer telomeres. Telomeres are bits of DNA at the end of chromosomes that impact aging and cell death. Generally, the longer your telomeres, the longer you live. More

xSleep lessens the effect genes have on weight
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
May 3: Sleeping more may help you fight a genetic predisposition to gain weight, a new study says. "The less sleep you get, the more your genes contribute to how much you weigh. The more sleep you get, the less your genes determine how much you weigh," says lead author Nathaniel Watson, a neurologist and co-director of the University of Washington Medicine Sleep Center in Seattle. More

xScientists develop genetic test to predict autism
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Sept. 13: Australian scientists have developed a genetic test to predict autism spectrum disorder in children, which could provide a long-sought way for early detection and intervention, according to a new study. About 1 in 150 children has autism, with symptoms ranging from social awkwardness and narrow interests to severe communication and intellectual disabilities, said researchers led by the University of Melbourne. More

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xThe genetic ripple effect of hardship
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
March 1:VideoBrief Our experiences in life don't just affect how we learn and behave, they can also mark our genes and influence our children, a growing body of research suggests. Stressful events and drug use appear to alter how and when genes are turned off and on. Some environmental influences create such long-lasting and significant biological changes that they can be passed on to affect the health of the next generation, studies show. More

xPersonalized genetic testing not recommended
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May 24: Getting personalized genetic tests that can pinpoint your risk of developing a number of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's or heart disease are not yet "ready for prime time," according to a new recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. More

x3 sisters face breast cancer together
TODAY via MSBNC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
March 8: VideoBriefThree California sisters have the same breast cancer gene mutation, which increases the risk of developing the disease. Their mother survived the disease when they were children, and it claimed the life of their maternal great-grandmother. Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are genetic, and the fact that all three sisters developed the disease at the same time makes their story even more unusual. More

xScientists: Your DNA blueprint may disappoint
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April 5: A readout of all of your DNA? You'll get it soon. So what will this "genetic blueprint" tell us of our future health? Not much, according to an important study from a group of scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. More


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