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A look into...Breast Cancer

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

Breast Cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue. It is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, with 80% of cases in women over 50; however, a small number of males can also...

A look into...Hepatitis C

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

Hepatitis C is a single-stranded RNA virus that infects and damages the liver. In most cases, hepatitis C causes no noticeable symptoms until the liver has been significantly damaged and symptoms are...

A look into...Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion (VMA)

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

With no preventive intervention currently available, aging and nearsighted vision problems are considered the major risk factors for Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion (VMA), caused by an incomplete...

A look into...Huntington's Disease

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

Huntington’s disease is an inherited autosomal dominant condition that destroys neurons in areas of the brain involved in movement, intellect, and emotions. The effects of Huntington’s include a...

A look into...Coeliac Disease

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

Coeliac disease is a genetic condition which can affect anybody, irrespective of age or gender; nevertheless there is a strong relationship between gender and people diagnosed with the disease, as...

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...

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