Dr. Edward Pearson, MD

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Affiliation:

  • New Medicine Foundation, Medical Corp

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

    Depending on a patient's race or ethnic background, the study ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

    However, this study's findings aren't ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab.

    The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia said their approach may one day lead to a permanent treatmen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation tied to a rare but severe, and often fatal, disease in children.

    The disease is called STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI). It's an autoinflammatory disease, involving an i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ruconest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hereditary angioedema, a genetic disease that leads to sudden and potentially fatal swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract or airways.

    The disease, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person's DNA may play a big role in who they decide to hang with, a new study suggests.

    "Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends," study co-author James Fowler, a professor of medical ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nature, not nurture, may play the bigger role in the innate intelligence of individual chimpanzees, a new study finds.

    "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to cognitive [thinking] abilities in chimpanzees," William Hopkins of th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of the genes that affect children's reading ability also play a role in their math skills, a new study says.

    Researchers compared genetic data and the results of reading and math tests completed by 12-year-old children from nearly 2,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new bone marrow transplant technique for adults with sickle cell disease may "cure" many patients. And it avoids the toxic effects associated with long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, a new study suggests.

    This experimental technique mixes ste...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who test positive for gene mutations linked with breast and ovarian cancer are more likely than those without the mutations to choose more extensive surgery, a new study finds.

    Genetic testing is recommended before surgery...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four rare mutations in a single gene reduce the risk of heart disease by 40 percent, a new study suggests.

    The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs to fight heart disease, according to the researchers at the Broad Institute at M...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is vast genetic diversity among Mexicans, and some groups of people in the country are as different from one another as Europeans are from East Asians, a new study shows.

    The findings call into question the current practice of grouping all...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links a gene variant found in Latinos to a fivefold increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes, potentially explaining why the condition is especially common in Latino people.

    In Mexico, for instance, an estimated 14 percent of adults h...Full Article