Genetic ‘Taste Score’ Could Help Us Eat Healthier and Reduce Disease Risk

Genetic ‘Taste Score’ Could Help Us Eat Healthier and Reduce Disease Risk

June 29, 2022 – Addicted to cookies? Can’t stand broccoli? You may be able to blame Mom and Dad. That’s because our taste preferences are influenced by our genes. And this may play an important role in determining our food choices and, in turn, our health, according to early study findings presented at this year’s … Read more

Ixaka and Minaris Regenerative Medicine Sign Tech Transfer and GMP Manufacturing Agreement for Lead Cell Therapy Candidate REX-001

Ixaka and Minaris Regenerative Medicine Sign Tech Transfer and GMP Manufacturing Agreement for Lead Cell Therapy Candidate REX-001

REX-001 is an autologous multi-cell therapy (MCT) in development for the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) in patients with diabetes REX-001 is currently being evaluated in the randomized double-blind placebo controlled pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial (SALAMANDER trial) and the furthest advanced product in this indication LONDON, UK and MUNICH, Germany, June 27, 2022 … Read more

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease

A new algorithm developed by researchers at Columbia University can analyze thousands of variants across the genome and estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease-;and it works in people of African, Asian, European, and LatinX descent. “With this polygenic method, we can identify individuals at risk decades before the onset of kidney disease, … Read more

Multiple heart-related conditions may increase dementia risk to a greater extent than genetics

Multiple heart-related conditions may increase dementia risk to a greater extent than genetics

Having multiple conditions that affect the heart are linked to a greater risk of dementia than having high genetic risk, according to a largescale new study. Led by Oxford University and the University of Exeter, the study is among the largest ever to examine the link between several heart-related conditions and dementia, and one of … Read more

South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

Quenton Tompkins’ family tree is deeply rooted in rural McCormick County, South Carolina. His grandfather was a sharecropper in McCormick. His mother, who turns 88 this month, grew up as the youngest of 24 children. Branches of aunts, uncles, and cousins ​​now stretch from Florida to Chicago. And although 48-year-old Tompkins has heard plenty of … Read more