Dr. Edward Pearson, MD

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  • New Medicine Foundation, Medical Corp

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

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows.

    In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovered that genes influenc...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy may benefit children and teens with a rare immune disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a small study finds.

    The disorder -- characterized by low blood platelet count, eczema and recurring infections -- is caused by mutations ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

    People usually are screened for lung cancer based on how much they smoke and their age, the researchers said. But this ne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that the strength of your "placebo effect" may depend on your particular DNA.

    In clinical trials of new drugs, people who receive a fake treatment, or placebo, often feel relief from medical conditions and pain. A better und...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who avoid doing homework and don't care about getting A's may have inherited their indifference toward school from their parents, new research suggests.

    As much as half of a child's motivation to learn -- or lack of motivation -- may be driv...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most pancreatic cancers have gene mutations that could be targeted by existing drugs, a new study suggests.

    The researchers say the findings could lead to improved treatment for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first mapping of the DNA of mountain gorillas offers some positive news about the endangered animals, researchers report.

    The number of mountain gorillas in Africa's Virunga mountain range fell to about 253 in 1981 due to hunting and habitat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds.

    "Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion of the variation in how...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways.

    The gene, CTNND2, provides instructions for making a protein called ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of Americans taking part in a new poll said they'd be interested in genetic testing to see if they or their children are at risk for serious illnesses.

    A team at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital looked at d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- He helped build an empire stretching across Eurasia, but Genghis Khan's most enduring legacy may be genetic, a new study suggests.

    British researchers focused on similarities in the Y chromosomes of Asian men living today. They calculated that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Websites that offer personalized genetic cancer tests tend to overstate their supposed benefits and downplay their limitations, a new study says.

    And many sites offer tests that have not been proven to be useful in guiding cancer treatment, acco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a big step forward in human biology, scientists are issuing the first comprehensive map of "human epigenomes" -- the range of chemical and structural shifts that determine how genes govern health.

    The new map is the result of yea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers more evidence that genes play a significant role in obesity.

    The findings may help explain why some people are more likely to put on extra pounds and develop obesity-linked conditions, the investigators said.

    The res...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have identified two new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

    The two variants apparently affect the KLF4 gene, which is believed to help control the way cells grow and divide, and they ...Full Article