Interview with an Alzheimer’s expert Part III: The genetic component

My mother died of pneumonia at the age of 76 but she suffered from dementia during the last 10 years of her life. Doctors thought she had Alzheimer’s disease (AD) but since no autopsy was ever … [Read more...]

Do IVF children have increased risk for cancer?

The long-term effects of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the mother and on the child have always been a topic of speculation. Louise Joy Brown, the first person born who was conceived via IVF (used to … [Read more...]

3 cigarettes = 1 mutation

We’ve always wondered. How do carcinogens in cigarettes cause cancer? The answer is genetic mutations. And not just one. Or two. Or ten. Or a even hundred. We are talking thousands of mutations – tens … [Read more...]

The male infertility-cancer link

Talk about hitting a man when he is already down. A recent research studyreports that male infertility in younger years may be an indication for increased likelihood of having aggressive prostate … [Read more...]

Depression, sleep problems in children – the latest updates

More and more reports are coming on regarding depression among children that it just makes you as parent well - depressed. Below I summarized the latest studies on depression and sleep problems in … [Read more...]

The brain activity of the AD gene carrier

It's in the genes. And the gene variant is called APOE-4. I am referring to the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia. And even in early adulthood, … [Read more...]

What about cancer resistance?

Two people. One smokes, the other a lifetime non-smoker. So why is it that the non-smoker develops lung cancer and the smoker doesn't? Is it pure luck? Is it simply one of life's ironies? Or is there … [Read more...]

Personalized genetic information and risk assessment for heart disease

  The traditional method of assessing risk for heart disease has been useful for prediction at population level but loses its predictive power at the individual level. Recently, the use of … [Read more...]

Genetics in heart disease treatment and diagnosis

We are in the age of genomics. It is now possible to have our genome checked for predisposition to genetically-linked diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and yes - cardiovascular disease. According … [Read more...]

Some Pertinent Facts About Hip Arthritis

Greetings .. Gloria is away this week, and will resume posting on February 4, 2008. In the meantime, please enjoy this article about Hip Arthritis. // HART When a person suffers from hip arthritis, … [Read more...]

Two Genes Related to Ankylosing Spondylitis, Discovered

A disabling form of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis is a painful and progressive disease in which some or all of the spine's vertebrae fuse together. Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis … [Read more...]

Grandparents Use DNA Analysis to Prevent and Treat Inherited Diseases for Future Generations

By Scott Nizborski Why is DNA Analysis important to me? Knowing your family’s genetic history may someday save your life or that of someone you love. Based on state-of-the-art genetic technology, a … [Read more...]

Genetic Technologies Reports Breakthrough in the Genetic Basis of Drug Addiction

3/14/2006 9:24:00 AM EST Genetic Technologies Limited ("GTG") (Nasdaq:GENE) (ASX:GTG) is pleased to refer to a "breaking news" item released in London yesterday by BBC News. BBC reported a … [Read more...]

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