Search Tag: Genetics

Cardiology Management

Shorter Height Associated with Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2015 12 Apr

According to a new study led by University of Leicester, the shorter you are, the more is your risk of coronary artery disease. The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was led by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester. The researchers used... Read more

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Study Uses New Approach to Determine Who Benefits from Statin Therapy

2015 08 Mar

According to new research, statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. The research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been published in The Lancet. The researchers used a straightforward... Read more

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Genetics Guide Personalised Cardiovascular Therapy

2015 16 Jan

New research from Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has found that cardiovascular patients with a specific genetic profile benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib. The drug reduced heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularisations and cardiovascular deaths by as much as 39 percent. The findings could pave the way for a new... Read more

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Heart Attacks: Genetic Link Weaker Than Thought

2014 23 Oct

Results of a new study debunk the long-standing belief linking heart attacks to family history and genetics. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and those diagnosed with narrow coronaries realise that heart attacks are not inevitable and that their lifestyle choices and environment, not just their genetics, also... Read more

IT Management

25 Years of Computer Progress Benefit DNA Study

2014 07 Jan

In the cell nucleus, DNA carries out its activities in a diluted state where it synthesises proteins and, despite resembling a messy tangle of thread, its structure is in actually governed by precise rules that are important for it to carry out its functions. Customarily, biologists have studied DNA by observing it experimentally with a number of techniques.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Never Grow Old? Maybe One Day.

2014 03 Jan

In the fight against aging, restricting calorie consumption is among the few actually proven methods. The underlying mechanism is still unknown, yet calorie restriction has been shown to prolong lifespan in worms, yeast, flies, monkeys, and as per some recent studies, in humans too.Keren Yizhak is a doctoral student in Prof. Eytan Ruppin's laboratory... Read more

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Massive Study Closes in on Cancer Risk Markers

2013 04 Sep

Cancer research has taken a huge leap forward with scientists now able to identify more than 80 genetic markers found to increase the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. The COGS international research initiative is believed to be the largest of its kind.Although the results have been widely reported, the cross-border efforts behind this monumental... Read more

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