Vol 10. Issue 39 / December 20, 2010
Scripps Research Study Ranked Among Time Magazine's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2010
According to the Time article, the researchers identified a preliminary panel of 23 genes "that code for blood proteins," which improved by 16 percent the ability to classify heart disease patients at high or low risk compared to traditional methods alone. While not a heart-attack predictor, the blood test "could serve as an early warning call for patients who register as high risk," said Time. The Time article is available at http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/
Cindy Ehlers Honored with Marsh Lectureship
Ehlers studies the role genetics plays in the development of addiction to substances in clinical studies and animal models; she also investigates whether genetic, ethnic, and/or racial diversities exist in physiologic markers of risk for substance dependence.
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