New complimentary webinar from Science

Originally posted on Medical Genetics:
Targeting Cancer Pathways: Tumor Metabolism and Proliferation You are invited to hear our panel of experts on June 11, 2015, in this live, online educational seminar. For more information and complimentary registration visit: webinar.sciencemag.org Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 Time: 12 noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. UK, 6…

Nevii pigmentari sau aluniţele

Originally posted on Medical Genetics:
In mare parte aparitia alunitelor este programata genetic. Singurul factor asupra caruia putem interveni ar fi cantitatea de UV, care ajunge la nivelul pielii. Acest lucru nu inseamna ca nu trebuie sa mai stam la soare, ci doar sa respectem anumite reguli: nu va expuneti la soare intre orele 10.30-…

Panorama – Non-invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)

Originally posted on Medical Genetics:
Non-invasive prenatal genetic screening: an interview with Dr. Charles Strom, Senior Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics What syndromes can be screened for using non-invasive prenatal genetic testing? A new category of non-invasive genetic screening tests is gaining a great deal of interest in the medical field – including from Quest Diagnostics…

Povestea copilului născut cu scopul de a-și salva fratele

Originally posted on Medical Genetics:
Un copil din Marea Britanie a fost adus pe lume de părinții săi, pentru a-l salva pe fratele său grav bolnav. Află o poveste care a stârnit numeroase controverse în Anglia. Charlie Whitaker s-a născut cu o boală rară, care îi punea viața în pericol: anemia Diamond Blackfan, o formă…

Gender and Genetics

Originally posted on Medical Genetics:
Genetic Components of Sex and Gender Humans are born with 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs. The X and Y chromosomes determine a person’s sex. Most women are 46XX and most men are 46XY. Research suggests, however, that in a few births per thousand some individuals will be born with a…

Premiile Ad Astra pentru Cercetarea de Excelenţă

(…) consilierul pentru cercetare al ministrului educaţiei şi cercetării, vicepreşedintele CNCSIS şi apoi CNCS etc.), nu am devenit membru al Ad Astrei, deşi le împărtăşesc ferm valorile în cercetare, din motive obiective: am vrut ca acele colaborări pe care le avem să fie cât mai obiective. Fiind una dintre cele mai reprezentative organizaţii de profil…

Mental disorders and gender

Originally posted on Dr. Traian Stefan Grozescu's personal blog:
User friendly ARTICLE (from Wikipedia): Gender is correlated with the prevalence of certain mental disorders, including[1] depression, anxiety and somatic complaints.[1] Major depression is twice as common in women.[1] The lifetime prevalence rate of alcohol dependence is more than twice as high in men, and…

How to Grow a New Head

Originally posted on Medical Genetics:
Cut most species of flatworm in half, and you end up with two flatworms. The front half will grow a new tail and, more impressively, the back half will grow a new head—complete with a fully functioning brain. But a few species of these worms mysteriously lack this ability, at…