The TRUTH About Cancer

Originally posted on Dr. Traian Stefan Grozescu's personal blog:
The powerful cancer documentary seen and shared by millions when it first aired (to limited release) in 2015 is about to be unveiled to the world on March 21st. For FREE, in its entirety, to those who sign up below today. You’ll discover the most…

Mendelian Genetics: Patterns of Inheritance and Single-Gene Disorders

Originally posted on RSGC:
By: Heidi Chial, Ph.D. (Write Science Right) © 2008 Nature Education Citation: Chial, H. (2008) Mendelian genetics: Patterns of inheritance and single-gene disorders. Nature Education 1(1) What can Gregor Mendel’s pea plants tell us about human disease? Single gene disorders, like Huntington’s disease and cystic fibrosis, actually follow Mendelian inheritance patterns. Mendel’s studies of inheritance patterns in pea plants are a solid…

Mitochondrial Disorders Overview

Originally posted on RSGC:
Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies, Mitochondrial Myopathies, Oxidative Phosphorylation Disorders, Respiratory Chain Disorders   Patrick F Chinnery, PhD, FRCPath, FRCP, FMedSci Institute of Human Genetics Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom p.f.chinnery@newcastle.ac.uk Initial Posting: June 8, 2000; Last Update: September 16, 2010. Summary Go to: Disease characteristics. Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically heterogeneous…

Clinical / Medical Genetics officially recognized as an EU-wide specialty

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Dear Colleagues, On March 3rd, 2011 the Commission adopted Regulation (EU) No 213/2011 amending Annexes II and V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications. This administrative act implies that the clinical / medical genetics specialty was officially recognised as an…

A profile of the genetic counsellor and genetic nurse profession in European countries

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J Community Genet. 2012 January; 3(1): 19–24. Published online 2011 December 14 doi:  10.1007/s12687-011-0073-x PMCID: PMC3266962 Cristophe Cordier,1 Debby Lambert,2 Marie-Antoinette Voelckel,3 Ulrika Hosterey-Ugander,4 and Heather Skirton5 1Department of Oncology and Haematology, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France 2Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland 3La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France…

What is a Genetic Consultation

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Finding and visiting a genetic counselor or other genetics professional Source (the U.S.): Please choose from the following list of questions for information about meeting with a genetics professional (such as a medical geneticist or genetic counselor). On this page: What is a genetic consultation? Why might someone have a genetic…

Premiul Nobel pentru Medicina 2014

Originally posted on Dr. Traian Stefan Grozescu's personal blog:
Cercetatorii John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser si Edvard Moser au fost recompensati, luni, cu premiul Nobel pentru medicina pe 2014, Cercetatorii John O’Keefe (Statele Unite), May-Britt Moser (Norvegia) si Edvard Moser (Norvegia) au fost recompensati cu premiul Nobel pentru medicina pe 2014, pentru “cercetari asupra celulelor…

Scientia: The ever-changing periodic table

November 29, 2011     | Author: Freelance Writer Steven A. Edwards, Ph.D. Because of evolution, we expect biology to be an open-ended subject, but it seems that chemistry should be more constrained.  So how is it that, eleven years into the 21st century, we still don’t have a complete list of the elements?  The most recent…

The four sins of the Romanian higher education

  Correponding author DANIEL DAVID   Authors DANIEL DAVID *,1,2 Affiliation 1Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai din Cluj-Napoca 2Universitatea „Babeş-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca In this brief analysis we discuss the main components of the outdated paradigm that is still foundational for the Romanian higher education. Each component is critically presented and new modern alternatives are proposed. We argue that a new modern…