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2011-11-02 16:17:18

A new data network that integrates emerging research on the molecular makeup of diseases with clinical data on individual patients could drive the development of a more accurate classification of disease and ultimately enhance diagnosis and treatment, says a new report from the National Research Council. The "new taxonomy" that emerges would define diseases by their underlying molecular causes and other factors in addition to their traditional physical signs and symptoms. The report adds that...

2011-10-03 12:04:09

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

Meta-analysis Finds New Genes For Type 1 Diabetes
2011-09-30 04:41:29

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers add to gene inventory of a complex disorder The largest-ever analysis of genetic data related to type 1 diabetes has uncovered new genes associated with the common metabolic disease, which affects 200 million people worldwide. The findings add to knowledge of gene networks involved in the origin of this complex disorder, in which patients depend on frequent insulin injections to control their blood sugar levels. "Genome-wide association...

2011-09-29 22:56:26

Based on a wide variety of genetic studies and analysis— from genome wide association studies looking for common variations in the DNA of many people with complex diseases to the sequencing of specific gene mutations thought to cause disease to whole genome sequencing — four Houston leaders in the field propose a unified genetic model for human disease. "What emerges is a unified picture whereby previously distinct entities or categories of human diseases, chromosomal...

2011-09-14 11:52:46

The onset of inflammation and infection in a person recovering from a trauma such as a car accident or severe burns can be as deadly as the incident itself. New findings from Princeton University researchers who studied gene activity in trauma victims may help to predict and better treat such unexpected complications. Princeton research reported in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal PLoS Medicine shows for the first time that people recovering from a serious injury -- regardless of age,...

2011-08-17 00:00:03

World's top genetic scientists to present latest research findings at ICHG/ASHG 2011 Meeting, on October 11-15, at Montreal Convention Center Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 The world's top scientists and clinicians in the human genetics field will gather in Montreal, Canada, to present their latest research findings at the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics / 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, which will be held on October 11-15, 2011, in...

2011-08-01 12:12:26

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population. The findings appear in Nature Genetics and derive from a genome-wide study of 4836 Japanese individuals. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people suffer from bronchial asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease...

2011-07-27 16:00:00

Rapid, High Tech Study of Ongoing Epidemic Creates New Paradigm for Outbreak Research BALTIMORE, Md., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences researchers has unraveled the genomic code of the E. coli bacteria that caused the ongoing deadly outbreak in Germany that began in May 2011. To date, 53 people have died in the outbreak that has sickened thousands in Germany, Sweden and the U.S. The paper,...

2011-03-23 08:44:00

BANGALORE, India, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Bringing Personalized Genomics to your Doorstep Avesthagen Limited achieves another milestone as it announces the launch of its commercial Whole Genome Scanning (WGS) service in India. The human genome contains all of the biological information needed to build and maintain an organism. DNA is essentially made of four kinds of molecules, called bases that are arranged in a sequential order to form a unit known as gene. The...

2011-02-17 21:53:01

A new commentary by four internationally prominent genetic medicine and bioethics experts cautions against the dangers of inflated expectations for genomics research and offers ways to avoid it while still realizing "the true "“ and considerable "“ promise of the genomic revolution." In the ten years since the human genetic code was mapped, expectations among scientists, health care industry, policy makers, and the public have remained high concerning the promise of genomics...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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