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David O'Rourke


BioNews News articles written by David O'Rourke:

Genomics England launches 100,000 genomes collaboration

24 November 2014 - by David O'Rourke

Genomics England is inviting applications from UK researchers, NHS clinicians and those in scientific training to access the data compiled by its DNA sequencing project, the 100,000 Genomes Project.... [Read More]

Older mothers live longer, says study

30 June 2014 - by David O'Rourke

A recent study has shown that mothers who have children at the age of 33 or after are twice as likely to live longer than women who stop childbearing by the age of 29.... [Read More]

Big belly genes? Five mutations linked to 'central adiposity'

27 January 2014 - by David O'Rourke

A study on over 57,000 people has revealed a link between five genes and waist-to-hip ratio, one of the most accurate predictors of obesity-related disease and mortality... [Read More]

Sperm test for infertile men could reduce need for surgery

25 November 2013 - by David O'Rourke

Researchers have developed a non-surgical test that could be used to tell whether men with zero sperm counts could father children via IVF... [Read More]

Gene test to determine breast cancer treatment gets approval

30 September 2013 - by David O'Rourke

A new genetic test that can estimate the risk of breast cancer in women returning after surgery has been approved for use in the NHS.... [Read More]

Infertility in married couples has declined over last 30 years, says US report

19 August 2013 - by David O'Rourke

A US Government report shows that six percent of married couples in the USA have problems conceiving, down from 8.5 percent in a similar report three decades ago... [Read More]

Researchers sniff out allergy genetic pathway

29 July 2013 - by David O'Rourke

Mutations in a single genetic pathway known to be disrupted in those with connective tissue disorders have been shown to be a major factor causing allergies in humans... [Read More]

Stem cell windpipe transplant for toddler

07 May 2013 - by David O'Rourke

A toddler has become the youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ, receiving a life-saving windpipe transplant made from her own stem cells... [Read More]

Synthetic biology could provide solution to bird flu

15 April 2013 - by David O'Rourke

Synthetic biology is being used in the hunt for a vaccine for H7N9, the new strain of bird flu emerging in China, with hopes it could shave a vital two weeks off the development process... [Read More]

Cancer genetics: plans for London-based Tumour Profiling Unit unveiled

04 February 2013 - by David O'Rourke

The planned Tumuor Profiling Unit at The Institute for Cancer Research, London will focus on sequencing the DNA of cancer tumours to help diagnose and monitor different types of cancer, and to also identify those more likely to respond to particular treatments.... [Read More]



BioNews Review articles written by David O'Rourke:

Event Review: It's All in the Genes - Medical Genetics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

28 May 2013 - by David O'Rourke

Medical genetics has changed how we think about diagnosis and treatment in almost every field of medicine. At an evening event hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), medical genetics teamed up with obstetrics and gynaecology to explore the impact of genetics on the diagnosis of ovarian and breast cancer.... [Read More]


 

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