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Research discovery leads to potential diagnostic for assessing breast cancer recurrence

Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research published today in the journal Clinical Epigenetics may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the cancer invading other organs such as the lungs, bone or brain. Such a test [...]

TGen finds gene causing appearance of premature aging and severe loss of fat in children

Study of 3-year-old girl by TGen Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is published in PLOS ONE Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of [...]

TGen led study points towards new strategies for stopping the spread of Staph and MRSA

Twin study suggests that bacteria of the human nose are not genetically predetermined and that some nasal bacteria may protect against MRSA Staphylococcus aureus — better known as Staph — is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be [...]

TGen study matches infant stiff-joint syndromes to possible genetic origins

More than 50 rare but specific disorders and syndromes characterized, leading to new possible treatments A study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has for the first time matched dozens of infantile diseases and syndromes involving muscle weakness and stiff joints to their likely genetic origins. The study, in association with the University [...]

TGen study: Destroying tumor material that ‘cloaks’ cancer cells could benefit patients

Eliminating ‘stroma’ could enable anti-cancer drugs to penetrated tumor tissues; improve treatments and extend patient survival Like a stealth jet cloaks itself from radar, cancer cells cloak themselves within tumors by hiding behind a dense layer of cellular material known as stroma. According to a new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), drugs [...]