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Type 2 Diabetes Caused by Low Vitamin D Disputed

Low circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, a marker of vitamin D status, are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but whether this association is causal remains equivocal.  More...
17 Oct 2014

Genetic Data Predicts LDL Cholesterol Response to Statins

Genomic data could predict whether statins will benefit a patient or not, and this data alone can explain around 15% of patients' responses to a low density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering drugs.   More...
16 Oct 2014
DRG International
DiagCor Bioscience

Blood Test Based on Genetic Biomarkers Detects Atrial Fibrillation

Heart disease researchers have developed a DNA-based blood test that identifies individuals with atrial fibrillation and predicts likelihood of suffering ischemic stroke.  More...
16 Oct 2014

Genetic Test Would Help Cut Bowel Cancer Spread

Screening families of patients with bowel cancer for a genetic condition would cut their risk of developing bowel, womb, and ovarian cancers.   More...
15 Oct 2014

Gene Mutation Discovered in Blood Disorder Aplastic Anemia

A gene mutation has been discovered that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells.  More...
08 Oct 2014
Life Technologies

Blood Test Detects Early and Later-Stage Colorectal Cancers

Despite the existence of screening programs for the disease, colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the USA, partly due to the cost, and to low compliance with colonoscopies and other screening methods such as fecal tests.  More...
06 Oct 2014

Colorectal Cancer Relapses Predicted by Expression of Five Genes

The analysis of five differentially expressed genes could be used to classify colorectal tumors, predict the evolution of the patient and thus take appropriate clinical decisions to prevent relapses.   More...
02 Oct 2014

Genetic Testing channel of LabMedica brings the latest in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and epigenetics, and methods from PCR to FISH, and more.
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