Monthly Archives: November 2013

GPU at the CWM Taff Health Board R & D Conference

The 2013 CWM Taf Health Board Research and Development Conference was held at the University of South Wales, Glyntaf Campus, on the 26th November. The conference was well attended with some interesting talks and a range of poster presentations. GPU … Continue reading

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Sixth article in genetics/genomics in nursing series published today in Nursing Standard

The sixth in a series of weekly articles about the revised genetics/genomics competency framework for nurses is published in the current edition of the journal Nursing Standard. The focus of today’s article is how to apply knowledge and understanding of … Continue reading

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FDA bans 23andme personal genetic tests

The BBC’s health news reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has imposed a ban on a company offering personal genetic screening to the general public. Google-backed 23andme has been ordered to “immediately discontinue” selling its saliva-collection tests after … Continue reading

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Fifth article in in genetics/genomics in nursing series published today in Nursing Standard

The fifth in a series of eight weekly articles about the revised genetics/genomics competency framework for nurses is published today in the journal Nursing Standard. The focus of today’s article is on the science that informs health care and explains … Continue reading

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Genomics Policy Unit authors win international award for genomics in nursing journal article

A journal article authored by Maggie Kirk, leader of the Genomics Policy Unit (GPU) at USW, and fellow GPU member Emma Tonkin, along with international collaborators Kathleen Calzone (USA) and Naoko Arimori (Japan), has received an award for ‘Best of … Continue reading

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Genetic diversity in cancer ‘has huge implications’

BBC health news reports today that a single tumour can be made up of many separate cancers needing different treatments, say researchers. A team at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, have developed a new technique for measuring the diversity … Continue reading

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Fourth article in genetics/genomics in nursing series published today in Nursing Standard

The fourth in a series of eight weekly articles about the revised genetics/genomics competency framework for nurses is published today in the journal Nursing Standard. The focus of today’s article is the right of the individual to make an informed choice, … Continue reading

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Depression ‘makes us biologically older’

BBC health news reports today that depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, according to a study. Lab tests showed cells looked biologically older in people who were severely depressed or who … Continue reading

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Massive DNA volunteer hunt begins

Scientists are looking for 100,000 volunteers prepared to have their DNA sequenced and published online for anyone to look at, the BBC Health News reports. The UK Personal Genome Project could provide a massive free tool for scientists to further … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer aggression test ‘may avoid needless ops’

According to the BBC Health News today, a prostate cancer test, which predicts how aggressive a tumour is, could spare men unnecessary operations, researchers suggest. Early data, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute conference, suggests a genetic test can tell … Continue reading

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