Latest Judith Schwartzbaum Stories

2005-07-18 04:33:01

COLUMBUS , Ohio "“ Having asthma, hay fever or another allergic condition may reduce the risk of developing one fatal form of brain cancer, a new study suggests. New evidence for this relationship is found in the normal variation of two genes, the scientists say "Variations in certain genes may make a person more prone to develop asthma or allergies and those same variations may protect adults against the most common kind of brain cancer," said Judith Schwartzbaum, the study's lead...

2005-07-15 14:18:51

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that gene variants, which are known to raise the risk of asthma, decrease the risk of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common type of brain cancer that is rapidly fatal. Variants or "polymorphisms" are minor changes in a gene that can influence how often the associated protein is produced in a cell and how well it functions. Several reports have linked asthma with a reduced risk of brain tumors, but the studies may...

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