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Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure
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In one of the pioneering genetic studies of acne, it has been seen that the condition that affects millions of teenagers and adults could have a genetic basis. This genetic study can also pave the way for new and accurate treatment for acne promise researchers. The study results are published in the latest issue of […]

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Cellulite is genetic, but that doesn't mean you can't lose it
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According to a 2014 study, 85 to 98 percent of women have some cellulite on their bodies. There are two reasons why it affects women far more often than men. One, the septae that connects our fat to our skin go straight down, which creates dimples …

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Sky-High Genetic Cholesterol Targeted for Blockbuster Drug. Now to Find the …
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Since high cholesterol has traditionally been treated the same regardless of the cause — usually with drugs such as Pfizer's Lipitor, sold now as a generic, or AstraZeneca Plc's Crestor — there hasn't been an urgency to find patients. While those …

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Genetic Study Suggests Possible Causal Role for Cholesterol In Heart Valve …
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Although LDL is an important risk factor for aortic valve disease, the precise role it plays has been uncertain. Lipid-lowering therapy in people with established aortic valve disease has not been shown to be beneficial. Now, however, a new genetic …

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Medical Marvels at New York Presbyterian Hospital: Rare genetic thyroid …
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Doctors at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital recommended that Brady have his thyroid gland removed before a tumor began to develop. Fortunately, when Brady's thyroid gland was taken out earlier this year, doctors found no evidence of cancer.

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UPDATE 2-Amgen drug meets goal for those with high genetic cholesterol
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The PCSK9 inhibitors are one of the most closely followed new classes of medicines, Purkiss said, even though they will probably not be prescribed for the average patient with high cholesterol. If approved, "they would be used mainly for very high-risk …

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Genetic factors behind radiation-induced thyroid cancer
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A team of European researchers working in the EU-funded project GENRISK-T ('Genetic component of the low dose risk of thyroid cancer') established that genetic factors can increase the risk to humans to radiation-induced thyroid cancer. The research …

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Four common genetic variants associated with blood pressure in African …
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Sep. 10, 2013 — Case Western Reserve University is part of a landmark study that has discovered four novel gene variations associated with blood pressure. The 19-site meta-analysis, involving nearly 30,000 African-Americans, also found that the set of …

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Association between genetic mutation and risk of death for patients with …
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Presence of the genetic mutation BRAF V600E was significantly associated with increased cancer-related death among patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC); however, because overall mortality in PTC is low and the association was not independent of …

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