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A look into...Prostate Cancer

On April 15, 2016, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

Prostate cancer is one of the most common male cancers in the developed world. The most significant risk factor for prostate cancer is age. It is very uncommon below the age of 45 however around...

A look into...Coronary Heart Disease

On March 15, 2016, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. CHD generally affects more men than women, but both are at higher risk as age increases. The disease occurs...

A look into...Fabry Disease

On February 17, 2016, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

Fabry disease is caused by a mutation in the alpha-galactosidase-A gene (GLA). This gene codes for an enzyme active in lysosomes, the recycling centres within cells. Lysosomes contain more than 50...

A look into...Sickle Cell Disease

On September 01, 2015, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

Although Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most frequent haemoglobinopathy worldwide, it remains a rare blood disorder in most western countries. Globally, an estimated 5% of the world’s population...

A look into...Alzheimer's Disease

On July 16, 2015, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia which is characterised by the loss of brain function, affecting memory, thought patterns and behaviour. In the UK alone there are over 800,000 people who...

A look into...Cystic Fibrosis

On May 01, 2015, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetically inherited disease shortening the life spans of over 70,000 people worldwide. Over the last decade there has been a significant improvement in diagnosis and...

A look into...Multiple Myeloma

On March 21, 2015, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

The International Myeloma Foundation has declared March as ‘Myeloma Awareness Month’. Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common haematological malignancy, with an estimated 24,000 new cases...

A look into...Neuropathic Pain

On March 14, 2015, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

October 2014 - October 2015 marks the global year against Neuropathic Pain bringing worldwide attention to a medical condition which affects approximately 47 million people all over the world.

A look into...Glaucoma

On January 14, 2015, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

To start off the New Year, the Glaucoma Research Foundation marks January as Glaucoma awareness month. Glaucoma is second to cataracts as a leading cause of global blindness and is the leading cause...

A look into...Epilepsy

On December 14, 2014, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

With approximately 1 in 100 people affected by epilepsy, at some point in their lives, this disease can be in the back of many people’s minds, not just in the UK but also globally. Here at Black Swan...

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