Dr. Edward Pearson, MD

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Affiliation:

  • New Medicine Foundation, Medical Corp

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes on the Y chromosome may have ensured the survival of males, a new study indicates.

    These genes have little if anything to do with sperm production or determining gender. Rather, they appear to be active...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span.

    Genetic mutations have been...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments.

    In experiments with deaf guinea pigs, senior study author Gary Hou...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Manure from dairy cows contains a surprisingly high number of antibiotic resistance genes from the animals' gut bacteria, a new study shows.

    This is important because manure from cows is widely used as a farm soil fert...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it.

    Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of cases of pneumonia and meningitis e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates.

    Stanford University researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 people, most older than 60, who were ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening.

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

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way your body digests carbohydrates may affect your risk for obesity, a new genetic study indicates.

    Researchers focused on a gene called AMY1, which is responsible for an enzyme in the saliva called salivary amylase. When food enters the mo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been identified in a study led by the U.S National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    ALS is a fatal degenerative condition that kills ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) The drug Alprolix has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first long-acting hemophilia B clotting agent, the FDA said in a news release.

    The product, formally known as "coagulation factor IX recombinant Fc Fusion protein" ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've constructed an "atlas" that maps the ways human genes are turned on and off, offering potentially important new insights into health and disease.

    The new atlas builds on the achievements of the Human Genome Project -- th...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have found another gene that might increase a person's risk of developing depression.

    The effect of variations in this particular gene appears to be small, but scientists hope their discovery will one day provide a ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study.

    Eating fried food more than four times a week had twice as big an effect on body size for people at high genetic risk of obesity...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inheriting certain inner-ear genes may make for top-notch musical chops.

    A study by Finnish scientists suggests that the genes that influence the structure of auditory pathways -- the structures that form the inner ear -- may play a significan...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early step toward drug-free HIV therapy, researchers are reporting the first success in genetically "editing" T-cells in patients' immune systems to become resistant to the virus.

    The findings, published in the March 6 issue of the New...Full Article