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2014-04-18 12:04:30

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics. The study of over 18,000 people from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe represents the first large-scale genome-wide analysis of genetic variants and dietary patterns that may help explain more of the risk factors for colorectal cancer. Dr Jane Figueiredo at the Keck School of...

2014-03-05 23:24:57

The first international symposium of personalized medicine “Leroy Hood,” was held on Thursday, February 6, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Reforma Hotel & Towers in Mexico City, where the Latin American Association of Personalized Medicine (ALAMP) proposed analyzing the advances of personalized medicine by training and offering the necessary tools for the clinical application in Mexico and the America. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 In Latin America, Mexico is the pioneer in genetic test...

2014-01-21 12:29:49

WILTON, Conn., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Peter D'Adamo, creator of the popular Blood Type Diet, fires back at recent study "debunking" his theory. After reviewing the study, D'Adamo finds that participants weren't following his program and that the lead researcher on the study has an ownership stake in a rival company. A newly published study out of the University of Toronto looking at the effects of the Blood Type Diet, popularized by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's internationally...

2014-01-03 16:22:20

GenoVive Offers Weight Loss Strategies Tailored to Individuals' Genetic Profiles NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Losing weight is the most popular New Year's resolution for 2014, but research shows that only eight percent of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. People fall back into old habits and give up when they do not see immediate results. A new company, GenoVive, is seeking to change the way we look at eating using the latest gene-based technology....

2013-12-12 10:26:03

Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors. Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Broad Institute show this in a new study published in Genome Biology. Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, is a rare but very aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects teenagers. Among some large-sized dog breeds the disease is much more common, but otherwise osteosarcoma in humans and dogs is very similar. In the current study, the researchers compared the...

Gene-Diet Interaction Explains Beef Cancer Risk
2013-10-24 12:55:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 meeting in Boston say they have discovered an interaction that could explain the link between eating meat and colorectal cancer risk. The team said the newly discovered potential gene-diet interaction for colorectal cancer could shed light on the statistically significantly increased risk of the cancer that is associated with the consumption of red and processed meats. "If...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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