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Subject: HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - October 05, 2005
From: FS Zollmann <zollmann@hum-molgen.de>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 13:55:40 +0200

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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION FORUM IN HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS
HUM-MOLGEN News Alert - October 05, 2005 - http://hum-molgen.org


Genetic News
by T.M. D'Souza, T. Dalaya, J. Mill, R. Nemade, D. Sharma, F.S. Zollmann
http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen

- Who Are the Next Generation of Genetic Counselors? A Survey of
  Students
   Genetic counseling students were surveyed about their backgrounds,
   application process to genetic counseling programs, and career
   motivations and plans.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg25.html

- Factors Influencing Uptake of Genetic Testing For Colorectal Cancer
  Risk in an Australian Jewish Population
   This study reports a high acceptability of genetic testing within a
   community sample of 300 Australian Jewish individuals.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg24.html

- Communication Analysis of BRCA1 Genetic Counseling
   The findings support the use of RIAS in genetic counseling research.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg23.html

- Comparing Knowledge of Beta-Thalassemia in Samples of Italians,
  Italian-Americans, and Non-Italian-Americans
   Study determines the level of Beta-Thalassemia awareness among
   Italians, Italian-Americans, and other Americans.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg22.html

- Predictive Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
   Study evaluates emotional functioning and illness representations in
   68 unaffected women 1 year after predictive testing for BRCA1/2
   mutations.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg21.html

- Buckets Of Beta Cells
   Researchers describe a 'reversibly immortalized' cell line that can
   supply large amounts of insulin-producing human beta-cells.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg20.html

- Schizophrenia: An Update and Review
   Findings of the research to elucidate the nature of environmental
   vulnerability factors involved in Schizophrenia.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg19.html

- Thursdays with Marion: The Therapist's Tale
   A case study with a patient who began therapy after her
   presymptomatic testing for Huntington disease (HD) to address her
   depression and anxiety.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg18.html

- Nicotine: An Addictive Pleasure
   Nicotine shown to induce a progressive and long-lasting increase of
   sensitivity in the brain reward systems.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg16.html

- Communicating Cancer
   The role of the Internet and other forms of mass media is explored in
   helping to raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment that
   can shape what people know and do about cancer.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg15.html

- Development Of Immune Cells Associated With Allergy And Asthma
   Two papers describe how one type of immune cell associated with
   allergic inflammation and autoimmunity ultimately causes disease.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg14.html

- Multiple Sclerosis Genetics
   Two studies map genetic regions associated with susceptibility to
   multiple sclerosis (MS).
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg13.html

- Human Protein Interactions Go Large Scale
   Researchers have taken an initial step towards addressing the issue
   of which of the 22,000 human-gene encoded proteins interact with each
   other.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg11.html

- Sequence Of Chromosome 18 Completed
   Scientists conducted a genome-wide comparison of human and other
   mammalian DNA, and found similarities in the levels of
   non-protein-coding regions among mammals.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg10.html

- New Arthritis Relief on the Horizon
   A synthetic protein eases arthritis symptoms in mice.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg09.html

- Tick-Borne Flaviviruses Use a Novel Mechanism to Evade Host Defenses
   Mosquito-born flaviviruses are not the same as tick-borne
   flaviviruses.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg08.html

- Custom Pharmaceuticals:  NIH Renews Network Focused On How Genes
  Influence Drug Response
   More money to be dedicated to Pharmacogenetics Research Network to
   pave the way to individually tailored therapies.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg07.html

- First Report Of Cancer Drug Gleevec As New Target Therapy For
   Pulmonary Hypertension
   Larger clinical trials in a controlled design to test Gleevec's safety
   and effectiveness are currently in preparation.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg06.html

- New Lifespan Extension Genes Found
   HST2 mediates SIR2-independent life-span extension by calorie
   restriction.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg05.html

- Study Identifies Gene In Mice That May Control Risk-taking Behavior In
   Humans
   The dosage of the Neurod2 transcription factor regulates amygdala
   development and emotional learning
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg04.html

- Collaborative Cross To Provide Powerful Resource For Mouse Model
   Researchers Worldwide
   A thousand new strains of mice being bred at Oak Ridge National
   Laboratory as part of an international effort will provide researchers
   with a powerful resource for studying human disease.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg03.html

- Researchers Predict Infinite Genomes
   Genome analysis of multiple pathogenic isolates of Streptococcus
   agalactiae: Implications for the microbial "pan-genome".
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg02.html

- Gene That Controls The Severity Of Asthma Identified
   Role for macrophage migration inhibitory factor in asthma.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/10-2005/msg01.html

- Clinical Trial Launched for Treatment of Liver Disease in Children
   Investigators hope to uncover the underlying conditions that
   contribute to the development and progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty
   Liver Disease (NAFLD) in children.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2005/msg56.html

- Loss of Body Mass Linked to Development of Alzheimer's Disease
   The loss of body mass reflects disease processes and changes in BMI
   might be a clinical predictor of the development of Alzheimer's
   Disease.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2005/msg55.html

- Early Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
   Discovery of Protein Signatures for Prostate Cancer Could Improve
   Diagnosis of Early Disease - a complementary test to Prostate Specific
   Antigen (PSA).
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2005/msg54.html

- Nanobiotechnology:  Training the Next Generation of Scientists
   For cancer biology, as well as many other biomedical disciplines,
   nanotechnology has significant potential in the prevention, diagnosis,
   and treatment.
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2005/msg53.html

- Plasma homocysteine concentration is a risk factor for schizophrenia
   Evidence that elevated levels of homocysteine increase susceptibility
   to schizophrenia and that this association is mediated by genotype
   http://hum-molgen.org/NewsGen/09-2005/msg52.html

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