Latest genetic disease Stories

2014-02-11 23:30:06

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis FISH test allows doctors to identify genetic disease in embryos. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Monti and Robert wanted children, but knew they would be at risk for Hyper IGM syndrome, a rare genetic disease that claimed the lives of three of Monti’s brothers. An obgyn referral to Texas Fertility Center reassured them that with preimplantation genetic diagnosis, PGD, they could significantly reduce the risk of passing along the inheritable...

2009-07-31 07:56:44

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) usually experience significant muscle loss, a symptom traditionally considered to be a secondary complication of the devastating genetic disease. However, a recent study by Dr. Basil Petrof reverses the equation: his results show that muscle atrophy and weakness may be a primary symptom caused by the effects of CFTR gene mutations on the muscle itself. Dr. Petrof's findings will be published on July 31 in Public Library of Science "“ Genetics.Cystic...

2006-11-06 12:00:27

By Peter Popham High in the Italian Alps above the Venetian coast is a village where people do not fall ill. They eat red meat, they drink wine and grappa, many of them smoke, but the crippling, much-feared diseases of civilisation pass them by. They have high cholesterol because of their diet, but it doesn't lead to heart attacks. Hypertension is almost unknown. Very few suffer from diabetes. Cancer is rare. Genetic disease is unheard of. The village is called Stoccareddo, and it is...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.