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Public Health

Eye Exams Could Soon Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Predicting Alzheimer’s Cheaply and Simply According to researchers at the University of California’s San Diego School Of Medicine and at the Washington University School of Medicine, cognitive tests may soon offer a low-cost, minimally invasive, and simple method of screening people for the genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease. According to both recently published studies, the

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Public Health

Women With the BRCA Mutation Are at Great Risk of Cancer

Recent Study Finds BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations to Be Particularly Dangerous A recent large study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations found that women who have inherited these mutations are at a significantly higher risk of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian, compared to women without the mutations. Further Studies Announced An announcement was also

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Public Health

A letter From Ezer Mizion “Family” Registry We Are Members In

On behalf of the many patients who have been given a second chance, we thank you for the role you have in our international bone marrow registry. Through your involvement and support, you are a key partner in our mission of saving patients for whom a stem cell transplant is the sole chance of survival.

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Public Health

Revolutionary New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Discovered in Israel

Dr. Talia Golan, the director of the Sheba Pancreatic Cancer Center, has made an exciting breakthrough in the search for an effective treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer. Although years of effort and significant resources have been devoted to the illness, very few studies thus far have shown progress in finding a suitable treatment for this

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Genetic engineering and DNA manipulation as the biotechnology science of genetically modified foods or living organisms with an image of a dna strand on a parchment texture being changed by a pencil eraser.
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Pancreatic Cancer May Soon Be Prevented Through New Gene Therapy

Researchers recently made a significant discovery related to pancreatic cancer. When the ataxia-telangiectasia group D complementing (ATDC) gene was removed from a group of cancer-prone mice, none of the mice developed cancer. Cancer in the pancreas is a particularly deadly form of the dreaded disease. It is often diagnosed late and tends to resist treatment.

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DNA
Public Health

A Major Milestone in Genetic Editing

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new technology that may disrupt the current methodology for genetic editing using the Argonaute protein from Natronobacterium gregoryi (NgAgo). Gene editing is a hot topic among the international scientific community, and it is not without controversy. As a result, the World Health Organization has demanded the establishment of

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Sabrina Kalandarov
Women Leadership

Congratulations to Sabrina Kalandarov for Winning the International Tennis Federation Tournament

We are very excited for International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament winner Sabrina Kalandrov. This is a magnificent victory for Sabrina and her dedicated coaches on the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) National Girls Team. Building Life Skills Through Tennis The Northern Charitable Foundation is a sponsor of the ITC High-Performance Girls Teams. Founded in 1976, the

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Public Health

80% of People Genetically at Risk of Cancer are Unaware

Ignorance About Predisposition to Certain Cancers A recent study interviewing more than 50,000 subjects has found that as many as eight of ten people are unaware that they may be genetically disposed to several types of cancer. Most people only find out retroactively once they have already been diagnosed that they were at high risk

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Public Health

Could Diabetes be Cured?

Genome Study Says Maybe New research unveiled five clusters of genetic variants differentiated by diverse cellular processes within the existing main divisions of insulin-deficient and insulin-resistant disease. It turned out that a עenomic study may have the potential to help cure type 2 diabetes. A More Focused Approach is Called For The majority of sufferers

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