Tag Archives: genome editing

Systematic differences in electronic health record data can negatively affect patient care

Patients from historically medically underserved groups, including patients of color and those who are Spanish-speaking, have less cancer family history information available to them. In addition, existing health records are less comprehensive, according to a study published October 4 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.

Large study hopes to provide greater insight into the genetics behind stammering

More than 1500 adults and children from the United Kingdom are being recruited for an international study aiming to discover the genes that cause stammering.

Maternal ultra-processed food consumption may be linked to increased obesity risk in offspring

A mother’s consumption of ultra-processed foods appears to be linked to an increased risk of overweight or obesity in her offspring, irrespective of other lifestyle risk factors, suggests a US study published by The BMJ today.

NYU Langone Health expands outpatient network in Suffolk County with new locations, specialty services

As part of its mission to enhance access to quality healthcare where people live and work, NYU Langone Health continues to grow its outpatient network in Suffolk County on Long Island with new locations and specialty services.

Clinical trials of novel COVID-19 vaccine developed in Brazil to begin soon

Testing on humans of a novel COVID-19 vaccine developed in Brazil will begin this year. It performed well in animal trials, as reported in an article published in August in Nature Communications.

Scientists discover a new drug-resistance mechanism in breast cancer

Scientists from Università Cattolica in Rome, together with colleagues from the IIGM Foundation (part of Candiolo Institute at Turin), have discovered a new drug-resistance mechanism in breast cancer that leads to the formation of cancer stem cells, (the cells that feed the tumor and cause relapse and metastasis).

Low-cost imaging system uses fluorescent molecules to determine the depth of tumor cells

Researchers have developed a low-cost, simple imaging system that uses tumor-targeting fluorescent molecules to determine the depth of tumor cells in the body.

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Looking ahead to the lame-duck session

When the lame-duck Congress returns to Washington after Election Day, it will face a long list of health items needing attention before the end of the year, including setting overall spending for health programs and averting a series of Medicare payment cuts to health care providers.

Microbes that cause cavities can form superorganisms able to ‘crawl’ and spread on teeth

Researchers found that the bacteria and fungi responsible for a severe form of childhood tooth decay together form ‘superorganisms’ with unexpected properties. The cross-kingdom groupings were more resistant to antimicrobials and physical removal than either species alone, sprouting ‘limbs’ to move as a group and spread rapidly on teeth.