TUESDAY, July 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Genetically altered pig hearts could soon become a viable transplantation alternative for people with life-threatening heart disease, new experiments show. A team at NYU Langone Health has successfully transplanted two such pig hearts into brain-dead humans on life support, making advances that mayContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Genes can put some men at heightened risk of prostate cancer, but a new study suggests they can undo much of that potential harm with a healthy lifestyle. Researchers found that among men at increased genetic risk of prostate cancer, those who maintainedContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Researchers studying genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease have identified a new gene, called MGMT, that increases risk for this common dementia in women. “This is one of a few and perhaps the strongest associations of a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s that isContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People who have never outgrown an aversion to broccoli, or an addiction to potato chips, can place part of the blame on their genes, preliminary research suggests. The study, of over 6,200 adults, turned up correlations between certain taste-related genes and people’s preferencesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A blood test could save some colon cancer patients from getting unnecessary chemotherapy following surgery, while making sure that those who would benefit from the treatment get it, researchers report. The circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) test looks for minute amounts of genetic materialContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Tens of thousands of breast cancer patients could safely go without radiation therapy after their tumor has been removed, a new study argues. Gene testing helped doctors identify a group of women who skipped radiation therapy because their cancer showed very low riskContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A combination of genetic testing and health screenings could identify more than 1 million U.S. adults with an inherited risk for a cholesterol disorder that increases their risk for premature heart attack and death, according to a new study. About 1 in 250Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why. A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why multiple conditions areContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin. Gulf War syndrome is blamed for leaving a quarter million veterans of the 1991 conflict withContinue Reading