Entries by CAPTIS

Breast Cancer Gene Clue Discovery, University of Cambridge Study

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State budget cuts to a breast cancer screening program for low-income women have forced some mammogram providers to shutter clinics and idle mobile units, leaving many eligible women and those formerly eligible without a place to turn. The financially strapped California Department of Public Health temporarily banned new enrollments to the […]

Genetic Variants Associated With a Risk of Crohn's Disease, University of Copenhagen Study

The likelihood of three genetic variants being associated with a risk of Crohn’s disease is lower than many previous studies indicated, states a research article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, closely related inflammatory bowel diseases, affect an estimated 2.2 million people in Europe and 1.4 million people in North […]

Autism Susceptibility Genes Identified, University of Oxford Study

Two genes have been associated with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in a new study of 661 families. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s newly launched journal Molecular Autism found that variations in the genes for two brain proteins, LRRN3 and LRRTM3, were significantly associated with susceptibility to ASD. Anthony Monaco from the Wellcome Trust Centre for […]