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The genetic basis for why some people do not express a protein that helps the body metabolize one half of all drugs has been identified by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.


Proceed To Article HPV 18 May Be Useful For Predicting Prognosis Of Invasive Cervical Cancer
A strain of human papillomavirus called HPV 18, which is found in up to 30 percent of women with cervical cancer, appears to be associated with a mortality rate that's nearly double that of other HPV-related cervical cancers, according to a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study. More...

Proceed To Article Cause Of Drug Metabolism Variations In Humans Discovered: Discovery Important For All Ages, Diagnoses And Ethnic Groups
The genetic basis for why some people do not express, or produce, CYP3A5, a specific protein that helps the body metabolize one half of all drugs, including many anti-cancer drugs and organ rejection drugs, has been identified by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. This genetic mutation impacts a larger percentage of patients than previously believed. The study results are published in the April issue of Nature Genetics. More...

Proceed To Article CDC Identifies Nutritional Deficiencies Among Young Children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, recently identified six cases of nutritional rickets and three cases of other nutritional deficiencies in young children, according to a report in the March 30, 2001, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by CDC. More...


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