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  • Could genetic testing predict psychiatric illness? August 15, 2022
    As mental health care becomes more mainstream, a growing number of people are wondering if it's possible to predict psychiatric illness based on genetics. Research shows that by examining a patient’s DNA, doctors can identify changes in the genetic code that may result in disease or illness.
  • FDA approves Enhertu treatment for HER2-low subtype August 15, 2022
    In February 2022, the Biden Administration announced that it wanted to reduce cancer death rates by 50% over the next 25 years through the Moonshot Cancer program. Part of that program includes "streamlined cancer-related decision-making" at the Food and Drug Administration. As a result of the program, a new treatment for breast cancer received FDA […]
  • Breast cancer cells use force to open channels through tissue August 15, 2022
    Researching how cancers grow and spread has conventionally been done on two-dimensional, flat cultures of cells, which is very different to the three-dimensional structure of cells in the body. 3D cell cultures that incorporate tissue material have been developed, but the methods to measure how cancer cells use force to spread have been lacking.
  • Communication as a driver for better science, transparency, and animal welfare August 15, 2022
    World-changing events took place between the 2019 and 2022 FELASA congresses. The challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of animal research, and were an unavoidable issue discussed at FELASA2022. However, it was the future of laboratory animal science, medicine, and education that took central stage — a future that will rely on […]
  • Expanded genetic testing leads to additional cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia diagnoses August 15, 2022
    More comprehensive genetic testing of patients suspected of having cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia results in additional diagnoses that would have been missed through disease-specific testing, a new study has found. There has been tension between the possibility of increased diagnostic yield from broader testing and the greater likelihood of receiving an uncertain result, the researchers, from […]