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Control Of Gene Expression

  • DNA Testing - The Linkage Test
    The linkage test is an approach to DNA testing that allows a prediction to be made about the presence of a mutated gene even if there is, at present, no clue at all about what the gene itself is, what changes have occurred in its DNA sequence, or what function the gene serves in the cells. Linkage tests can often be used in situations in which a direct DNA test cannot be done. What happens in a linkage test is this: When there is no way to det Read More...
  • Gene Therapy for Mesothelioma
    An exciting new treatment that has given hope to mesothelioma victims is called gene therapy. Gene therapy attempts to decipher why proteins within certain cells cause them to be resilient to cancer while some cells do not. A while back it was believed that genes were complete upon birth, and that they couldnít affect conditions afflicted during life. This however, turned out to not be the case. Since then we have learned that smoking, sunligh Read More...
  • New Mesothelioma Treatment
    Several new mesothelioma treatments are being developed. Researches mostly revolve around developing new treatments or improving upon the traditional treatments. Hopes are high for mesothelioma patients as new chemotherapy agents and combinations of agents are giving improved results. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new mesothelioma treatment based on the theory that single celled organisms die when exposed to certain frequency of light. For thi Read More...
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