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 Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure -- a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the heart less elastic.

    The mutation increases a person's risk of dilated cardiomyopathy. This is a form of heart failure ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have used human embryonic stem cells to create cells that develop into eggs and sperm.

    While this had already been done using rodent stem cells, this is the first time that these types of cells -- called primordial germ cel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Different types of gene mutations may play a role in the severity and type of autism, new research suggests.

    The findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatments for the disorder, the researchers added.

    No two people with autism ha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new system designed to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from donated blood platelets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Earlier in the week, the agency approved a similar system to remove germs from donated blo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans would take some type of action if they learned they had a genetic risk for a disease, even if they weren't actually ill, a new study finds.

    Adults in a nationwide survey were asked to imagine they had a genetic risk for either heart ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests.

    "Sleep patterns are influenced by genetic differences," said study co-author Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a sleep researcher and associate professor of med...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- England's King Richard III most likely had blue eyes and blond hair, at least when he was a child, according to genetic tests that also confirm it was his remains found beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England.

    Richard III -- immortalized in t...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.

    As reported Nov. 21 in the journal Genome Biology, the t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 2.7 million women who gave birth in California, including more than 3,200 who ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to identify different types of hemorrhagic fevers -- including one related to Ebola -- before people develop symptoms, according to new research.

    Scientists studied two hemorrhagic fevers, including a cousin of Ebola called Ma...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a new survey of physicians.

    When presented with the hypothetical case of a middle-aged man with a family history of ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary gene test may help identify kidney transplant patients at risk of organ rejection, researchers report.

    Organ rejection occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of kidney transplant patients, even when they are given drugs to suppress thei...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a cutting-edge look at the biology of crime, a team of Swedish investigators has identified two specific genetic mutations that appear to be linked to a higher risk for extremely violent behavior.

    "Our study suggests that up to 10 percent of v...Full Article