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Genetic Condition (INACTIVE)

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  • UFC fighter 'continues to cling to life'

    UFC fighter 'continues to cling to life'
    UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario, who was admitted to Hoag Hospital on Tuesday, may suffer from a rare genetic anomaly that causes an abnormal heart rhythm, according to his manager. Del Rosario, 30, arrived at the Newport Beach hospital in full...
  • 'Zoobiquity' conference explores medical advances that could help people and animals

    NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
  • Einstein's brain a wonder of connectedness

    Einstein's brain a wonder of connectedness
    Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters. Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to...
  • Asthma medicine shows promise for Down syndrome in mice tests [Updated]

    Asthma medicine shows promise for Down syndrome in mice tests [Updated]
    [This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.] A federally approved drug already being inhaled by asthma patients may make mice with Down syndrome smarter, according to a new study. Researchers chose to test the widely manufactured...
  • Close monitoring can help catch complications from neurofibromatosis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes neurofibromatosis, and how is it treated? Is it very common? I had not heard of the disease until my niece was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1. ANSWER: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disorder that disrupts...
  • Many medical problems can cause muscle weakness

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 76 years old, and over the last year it's been getting harder to do everyday tasks. Even getting out of a chair is sometimes difficult, and I can tell I'm much weaker than I used to be. Is this a normal part of aging, or should I...
  • Mutts not always healthier, genetically, than purebred dogs

    Mutts not always healthier, genetically, than purebred dogs
    My grandmother, who raised some great family dogs, always said that mutts made the smartest and healthiest pets. A new study of the medical records of more than 90,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs suggests that there is some truth to Grandma’s...
  • Languedoc: France's Hidden Corner

    Sunny, out-of-the-way Languedoc is an intoxicating part of the world. Stretching from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees in southwest France, it shares a balmy climate, winter wind, grapevines, and the sea with Provence, its better-known neighbor. But to...
  • Career lessons from my favorite professor

    Career lessons from my favorite professor
    Many of the most important lessons professors impart to their students don't show up on final exams. Here are some examples of lessons professors have taught students that have affected their professional career. Making a difference "Computer science...
  • Derek Sherman on 'Race Across the Sky'

    Derek Sherman on 'Race Across the Sky'
    As a creative director at Cramer-Krasselt (think Don Draper without the booze or cigarettes), Derek Sherman must get into people's heads. It's his job to figure out what makes people buy one product — Monopoly, let's say — over another. For...
  • Sequencing baby's genome: a help in treatment or too much information?

    Sequencing baby's genome: a help in treatment or too much information?
    Diapers? Check. Infant car seat? Check. Comprehensive genome analysis? Roger that, too. For thousands of newborns born in and around Boston; San Francisco; Kansas City, Missouri; and North Carolina over the next several years, a full genomic...
  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...