• 20 MAR 14
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    THE PERSONALIZED MEDICAL APPROACH TO BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

    Angelina Jolie recently announced that she has undergone bilateral mastectomies because she carries genetic variations (BRCA 1/2) that dramatically increase her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Her story has raised awareness of the potential impact of personal genetic constitution on health and disease, and the options available to respond to this knowledge. It is

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    • 10 MAR 14
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    Free The Mind

    This is the title of a thought provoking documentary that had its North American premier in Toronto last week at the Hot Docs festival. The film features the work of Dr. Richard Davidson; professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. Richie, as he

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    • 05 MAR 14
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    When it Comes to Telomere Length, Size Really Does Matter!

    Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn shared the 2009 Nobel prize in Medicine for discovering that humans are programmed to die, and this “programmed cell death” is determined by specific DNA that caps the ends of our chromosomes. These telomeres ensure chromosomal stability during cell division, but a fragment of each telomere is sacrificed every time a cell

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