Dubai: Top international scholars and experts will present and discuss medical researches and papers that deal with genetic diseases
and different forms of cancer plaguing the region beginning Sunday.
Some of the common genetic diseases
in the UAE include hearing and vision loss, thalassaemia, sickle-cell disease and Down's syndrome.
The foundation of the Cags was to alleviate human suffering from genetic diseases
in the Arab world," says Professor Najib Al Khaja, Secretary General of the Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences.
Managers and lead physicians from all primary health care centres and representatives from ambulatory health care and representatives from Marriage fund, Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Authority and UAE genetic diseases
association attended the workshops.
is a biopharmaceutical drug development company pioneering a new class of nucleic-acid drugs based on DNA interference (DNAi[R]), which employs single strands of DNA to target and treat non-transcribed regions of genomes responsible for complex genetic diseases
Specialists will be at hand to explain how to prevent certain genetic diseases
, the rehabilitation of the child and special education requirements.
NEW YORK -- In response to alarming new data that only six percent of the American Jewish population is aware of Gaucher (Pronounced "Go-shay") disease -- the most common Jewish genetic disease
- the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) today kicked-off the National Gaucher Awareness Month with the "September Summit" at the Manhattan Jewish Community Center.
The method involves drawing off one or two cells from a very young embryo in order to diagnose certain genetic diseases
, such as cystic fibrosis.
In addition to screening, the enhanced program will provide health education to physicians and lab staff at local screening centers, thereby improving the knowledge of genetic diseases
and developing technical skills.
Today, researchers use site-directed mutagenesis to "design" proteins, treat genetic diseases
, and create medically and commercially useful items such as hemoglobin-enhanced red blood cells, immune cells that attack cancers, and disease-resistant plants with unique qualities.
In recent months, researchers have linked several genetic diseases
to three-part bits of genetic code that repeat more often than normal (SN: 7/10/93, p.
FoldRx's initial pipeline includes a program in clinical development to treat two genetic diseases
, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) and Familial Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (FAC), and a discovery program in Parkinson disease, based on its broad, proprietary yeast-based drug discovery platform.