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New in the Hastings Center Report: Disclosing misattributed parentage, treating terrorists, informed consent in the era of personalized medicine

1. When Should Genome Researchers Disclose Misattributed Parentage? Amulya Mandava, Joseph Millum, and Benjamin E. Berkman As genome sequencing improves, researchers will increasingly use it on parents and their children when the children have rare or undiagnosed diseases that might be genetic. However, researchers are sure to discover that, in a growing number of cases, [...]

Exercise may reverse age-related bone loss in middle-aged men

Weight-lifting and jumping exercises improved bone density, could decrease osteoporosis risk The bone mass of the whole body, lumbar spine and hip bone significantly increased among men who completed six months of a weight-lifting program. Credit: Vernon Cunningham, US Air Force. This image or file is a work of a US Air Force Airman or [...]

Fat fish illuminate human obesity

Binge-eating cavefish share mutated gene with some obese people Blind cavefish have evolved to be starvation resistant, constantly hungry and fat but healthy. New research shows they share genetic mutations with some obese people. Credit: Nicholas Rohner __SOURCEFROM__ This work was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (HD047360). Harvard Medical School

Chemotherapeutic coatings enhance tumor-frying nanoparticles

Duke University researchers add a drug delivery mechanism to a nanoparticle therapy already proven to target, heat and destroy tumors The cells in this image have turned fluorescent pink, showing that the new drug delivery system results in high cellular uptake after being irradiated by near infrared light. Credit: Jennifer West, Duke University __SOURCEFROM__ This [...]

Simple heart scan may help identify patients at risk for premature death

A study in the online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that coronary artery calcification (CAC) scans could help physicians identify patients at risk for premature death. According to the National Institutes of Health, a CAC is an x-ray test that looks for specks of calcium in the walls of the coronary arteries. These [...]