Brain Cancer Basics and Hope through Research

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Amy Heimberger, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, history and the incidence of brain cancer. She is joined by Gail Goodwin, MD Anderson employee and brain cancer survivor, and Lanie Rose, founder of Run for the Rose (annual run raising funds for brain cancer research) for an engaging discussion about new advances in brain cancer research and how there is hope for more long-term brain cancer...

Video Tip of the Week: New Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) Resource

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For more information, see our blog post at In this movie we compare the new GTR resource from NCBI to other clinical resources that you may already be using, to answer why you may want to use the GTR.

ADHD After Early Exposure to General Anesthesia and Surgery

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Dr. David Warner, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing an association between ADHD ) and exposure to multiple procedures and surgery requiring general anesthesia in young children. Available at:

Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: A Description of 3 Patients With Excellent Outcome.

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Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the January 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings showcasing 3 highly successful outcomes in patients with Tourette syndrome who underwent deep brain stimulation. Available at:

Cheaper, Simpler, and Better: Tips for Treating Seniors With Parkinson Disease

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Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, a Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the December 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effectiveness of treating Parkinson's Disease with carbidopa/levodopa and notes its most effective dosage regimen is tailored to the needs of the patient. Available at:

Epizyme - HMT "Tree" Presentation Video

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A survey of the human genome was performed to understand the constituency of protein methyltransferases (both protein arginine and lysine methyltransferases) and the relatedness of their catalytic domains. We identified 51 protein lysine methyltransferase proteins based on similarity to the canonical Drosophila Su(var)3-9, enhancer of zeste (E(z)), and trithorax (trx) domain. Disruptor of telomeric silencing-1-like, a known protein lysine methyltransferase, did not fit within the protein...
Authors: Christopher Sneeringer, Margaret Scott, Keith Elliston, Danielle Johnston, Lei Jin, L. fred Jerva, Victoria Richon, Robert Copeland, Christina Majer