International researchers discover link between congenital heart defects and adrenal gland cancer
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  April 10, 2018  
  Endocrinology  
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 International researchers discover link between congenital heart defects and adrenal gland cancerInternational researchers discover link between congenital heart defects and adrenal gland cancer
 
An international team led by Dr. Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio, discovered a genetic mutation that explains why adults with severe congenital heart defects--who live with low oxygen in their blood--are at dramatically high risk for adrenal gland cancer.
 
 
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Novel technology developed at UT Health San Antonio gives rise to mouse pancreatic tumors that have the same traits as human pancreatic cancer. A U.S. patent is pending on the invention.
 
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 New review explores potentially safer therapies for treating chronic abdominal pain
 
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 Study shows limitations of AAV gene therapy in treating hereditary adrenal disorders
 
Study shows limitations of AAV gene therapy in treating hereditary adrenal disordersA new study has definitively shown that a single treatment with gene therapy using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector gene delivery to replace the defective gene responsible for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) will only temporarily alleviate the hereditary disorder.
 
 
 First-of-its-kind cancer drug effective in 93% of pediatric patients
 
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 Resistance exercise may improve indicators of type 2 diabetes, study suggests
 
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 Researchers develop improved method for calculating type 1 diabetes risk
 
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