Cancer drug may reverse anti-social symptoms in autism patients  

Researchers from the University of Buffalo found that an anti-cancer drug can reverse the social difficulties associated with autism.
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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news
You're reading The reasons why parents refuse vitamin K for their little ones, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. There is an alarming trend that has been witnessed by doctors in recent times. More parents refusing vitamin K for newborn. It would lead to an increase in bleeding of the intestines or brains in the little ones. Vitamin K is one of the essential components that do help the body in blood clot formation. You can find them in the digestive system of adults or old people. It has been also observed t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: health and fitness newborn baby Vitamin K Source Type: blogs
In this study, we investigated the association of CNVs and longevity in Han Chinese by genotyping 4007 individuals obtained from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) database. We have identified a few CNVs, and most of them were new. These CNV regions encode nineteen known genes, and some of which have been shown to affect aging-related phenotypes such as the shortening of telomere length (ZNF208), the risk of cancer (FOXA1, LAMA5, ZNF716), and vascular and immune-related diseases (ARHGEF10, TOR2A, SH2D3C). In addition, we found several pathways enriched in long-lived genomes, including FOXA1 and FOXA ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Charis Eng, MD, PhD, Genomic Medicine Institute - Cleveland Clinic, explains KLLN &SEC23B Novel Predisposition Genes Prediction tools for cancer and autism at AACR 2018. Author: Cancer-News Added: 05/24/2018
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By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Uncategorized AlfieEvans Source Type: blogs
The MEF2 polypeptide C (MEF2C), a transcription factor, encodes for a protein that plays a key role in myogenesis, craniofacial development, and neurogenesis. In 2010, microarray studies identified a microdeletion of 5q14.3 region (critical region including the MEF2C gene) to be contributing to a phenotype including intellectual disability, epilepsy and other cerebral malformations. Both truncating single nucleotide variations and deletions of this gene demonstrate haploinsuffciency. Clinically, MEF2C-related disorders are characterized by severe intellectual disability with absent speech, autism, limited walking abilities...
Source: Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
This report would examine developments at the state and federal-level, court cases, and current views from stakeholders. Policy Questions Which states have PAS laws and what do those laws provide? What protections against abuse of PAS?What have the Supreme Court and lower courts held regarding individuals’ rights under PAS laws? The laws themselves?Is there evidence that persons with disabilities are being denied treatment by insurance companies but offered PAS instead, as NCD predicted?How is PAS viewed by disability organizations? Has this evolved in the past 13 years? If so why? If not, why?Are persons with disabi...
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Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is a tumor suppressor frequently mutated in diverse cancers. Germline PTEN mutations are also associated with a range of clinical outcomes, including PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To empower new insights into PTEN function and clinically relevant genotype-phenotype relationships, we systematically evaluated the effect of PTEN mutations on lipid phosphatase activity in  vivo. Using a massively parallel approach that leverages an artificial humanized yeast model, we derived high-confidence estimates of functional impact for 7,244 single ami...
Source: The American Journal of Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract DICER1 encodes an RNase III endonuclease protein that regulates the production of small non-coding RNAs. Germline mutations in DICER1 are associated with an autosomal dominant hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome that confers an increased risk for the development of several rare childhood and adult-onset tumors, the most frequent of which include pleuropulmonary blastoma, ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, cystic nephroma, and thyroid gland neoplasia. The majority of reported germline DICER1 mutations are truncating sequence-level alterations, suggesting that a loss-of-function type mechanism drives tu...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
The prevalence of infertility in the United States is estimated to be 7-15%. There has been conflicting data in regard to the health outcomes of offspring born to infertile couples and follow up of offspring can be challenging. As such, longer term health outcomes of these offspring remain uncertain. We sought to determine the impact of infertility in male and females on their offspring in various categories.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Infertility: Epidemiology & Evaluation I Source Type: research
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