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Genome data provides support for link to thyroid cancer

October 21, 2017

Recent findings from a large international genetic database provided new insight on genetic mutations known to cause thyroid cancer, according to a press release from Princeton University.

The Genotype-Tissue Expression Consortium is an ongoing study of the human genome that links genetic variation to gene regulation in 44 tissue types. In a recent study, Barbara Engelhardt, PhD, an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton University, and colleagues mapped associations between genetic variants and gene expression levels on different chromosomes, in a process known as trans-expression quantitative trait loci (trans-eQTLs).

Gilead awards $7.5 million to support HIV cure initiatives

October 21, 2017
In a second round of funding, Gilead Sciences’ HIV cure grants program will provide $7.5 million to five additional research initiatives focused on curing HIV…

City of Hope names director of pharmaceutical initiatives

October 21, 2017
George Somlo, M D, has been appointed director of pharmaceutical initiatives at City of Hope. Somlo, recognized for his research related to breast cancer…
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Hospital for Surgery appoints new chief of orthopedic trauma service

October 21, 2017
Hospital for Special Surgery announced it has appointed William M. Ricci, MD, as the new chief of the combined Hospital for Special Surgery/New York-Presbyterian…
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VIDEO: Expert suggests how to select best options for presbyopia

October 21, 2017
LISBON, Portugal – At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting, Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD,
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Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema: Optimal Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Vision Preservation and Restoration

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are 2 of the most common causes of blindness among…
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Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in Punctate Inner Choroidopathy

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, October 2017, Volume 48 Issue 10
Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is an inflammatory chorioretinopathy characterized by multiple punctate…
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American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO States have created guidelines to reduce opioid consumption

October 20, 2017
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