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Knowledge of personal energy requirements in college students
Aurora Buffington, MS, RD, Richard Tandy, PhD, and Laura Kruskall, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM

This study explored whether university students were able to estimate their energy requirements within a range of calories equal to predicted Estimated Energy Requirements (EER) two standard deviations. Students significantly underestimated their EER by 700 calories (p<.001). Fewer males than expected were able to estimate energy requirements as compared to females, 41.3% vs. 20.6%, ?2 (1) = 7.236, p=.007.

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A Novel Multiplexed Digital Gene Expression Technology
Gary K. Geiss1,#, Roger Bumgarner2, Brian Birditt1, Timothy Dahl1, Naeem Dowidar1, Dwayne L. Dunaway1, H. Perry Fell1, Sean Ferree1, Renee D. George1, Tammy Grogan1, Jeffrey J. James1, Malini Maysuria1, Jeffrey D. Mitton1, Paola Oliveri4, Jennifer L. Osborn3, Tao Peng2, Amber L. Ratcliffe1, Philippa J. Webster1, Eric H. Davidson4, and Leroy Hood5

We describe a novel platform, the nCounter Analysis System, for sensitive, highly multiplexed, digital gene expression analysis based on NanoString’s novel molecular barcoding technology. Detection of individual mRNA molecules using an assigned sequence of six different fluorescent spots per probe are detected, and then the number of times that code sequence appears in a sample are counted.

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SESTAMIBI SCAN FOR HYPERPARATHYROIDISM, AN ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE
Jubbin Jacob1, Mathew George1, Nihal Thomas1, Regi Oomen2, Nylla Shantly2, Arvindan Nair3 and M.S. Sheshadri1

To calculate the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of 99 Tc Sestambi scan in the localization of parathyroid disease and to calculate the cost benefit of routine pre-operative scan.

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A PALPABLE NODULE IS THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT PREOPERATIVE CLUE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PARATHYROID CARCINOMA IN INDIA - A CASE SERIES
Senthil Vasan*, Jubbin J Jacob*, C K Ben Selvan$, Deepak T Abraham$, M J Paul$

Parathyroid tumours account for a very small percentage of all head and neck neoplasms. The clinical presentation of benign primary hyperparathyroidism differs from that seen in Western series. We attempt to review the presentation and outcomes of patients treated for malignant primary hyperparathyroidism from our centre and highlight the clinical clues to a early pre-operative diagnosis.

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No Impact of Dietary Iodine Restriction in Short Term Development of Hypothyroidism Following Fixed Dose Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Graves Disease
Jubbin J Jacob*, Charles Stephen§, Nihal Thomas*, Regi Oommen¶ and M.S.Seshadri*

To study the outcomes at 6 months after fixed dose 131I therapy for Graves’ disease (GD) with an iodine restricted diet.

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SESTAMIBI SCAN FOR HYPERPARATHYROIDISM, AN ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE
Jubbin Jacob1, Mathew George1, Nihal Thomas1, Regi Oomen2, Nylla Shantly2, Arvindan Nair3 and M.S. Sheshadri1

To calculate the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of 99 Tc Sestambi scan in the localization of parathyroid disease and to calculate the cost benefit of routine pre-operative scan.

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SESTAMIBI SCAN FOR HYPERPARATHYROIDISM, AN ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE
Jubbin Jacob1, Mathew George1, Nihal Thomas1, Regi Oomen2, Nylla Shantly2, Arvindan Nair3 and M.S. Sheshadri1

To calculate the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of 99 Tc Sestambi scan in the localization of parathyroid disease and to calculate the cost benefit of routine pre-operative scan.

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Modulation of sporadic colorectal cancer risk by polymorphisms and haplotypes of mismatch repair genes
Tulupova E., Kumar R.*, Slyskova J., Pardini B., Polakova V., Naccarati A., Vodickova L., Novotny J.**, Hemminki K.*, Vodicka P.

A role of mismatch repair (MMR) in modulating colorectal cancer (CRC) was assessed by genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms in five MMR genes in hospital-based case- control study. The TAG haplotype in hMSH6 (-556G>T-Ex1-145G>-IVS4-101G>C) decreased a risk of CRC and the GGG haplotype increased a risk of rectal cancer. Although no significant association was found for individual MMR polymorphisms, the hMSH6 haplotypes may modulate the risk of CRC in this population.

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Targeting Inflammatory Cytokines Using Adenoviruses: gene delivery of biological therapies in ovarian cancer
Michael A. Salako, Hagen Kulbe, Iain A. McNeish, Frances R. Balkwill

Constitutive TNF-alpha expression is characteristic of the malignant ovarian surface epithelium. Adenoviral mutants hold great promise as gene therapy vectors but their efficacy is hindered by an inflammatory cascade orchestrated by TNF-alpha. We found that delivering TNF-alpha shRNA to ovarian cancer cells using oncolytic adenoviruses could reduce the inflammatory cascade generated by adenoviruses and also had direct anti-tumour activity on the cancer cells.

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Scientific News
Single Gene Mutation Eliminates ISG15
Single gene links susceptibility to rare infections with predisposition to autoimmune disease.
New Technique Yields Drug, Biomedical Test Results in One Minute
Slug flow microextraction makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine.
New Clues For Early Colorectal Cancer Detection
Study identifies new biomarkers which could help detect colorectal cancer.
New 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Could Revolutionize Early Diagnosis of Cancer
Faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis.
Dramatic Response And Resistance To Cancer Drug Traced
Sequencing reveals why thyroid tumor responded to, and eventually resisted, treatment.
Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccines
UConn Researchers have found a new way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells.
NanoString, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Collaborate
Research collaboration to accelerate translation of genomic discoveries into clinical diagnostics in oncology.
Colorful Nanoprobes Make A Simple Test
Gold nanoparticles linked to single-stranded DNA create a simple but versatile genetic testing kit.
How Gene Expression Affects Facial Expressions
Researchers from USC have demonstrated how a mutation in TBX1 causes facial deformities associated with DiGeorge Syndrome.
Blood Test May Help Determine Psychosis Risk
A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis.
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