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On The Cover/Top Stories Gene Machine Matthew Herper, 12.30.10, 05:20 PM EST  Forbes Magazine dated January 17, 2011 Page 4 of 6 Behind the swagger lies a serious mission. Rothberg's 14-year-old daughter, the oldest of his five kids, has a mild form of an inherited disease called tuberous sclerosis complex, a relatively rare disorder (50,000 or so Americans have it) that can cau...

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Retta Beery posted on January 09, 2011 Article Rating
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On The Cover/Top Stories Gene Machine Matthew Herper, 12.30.10, 05:20 PM EST  Forbes Magazine dated January 17, 2011 Page 3 of 6 '"We've gone faster than anybody thought we could," says Illumina Chief Jay Flatley. He says he'll continue to dominate the competition. Have we mentioned the ifs? Like all potentially disruptive innovations, gene sequencers could fizzle. Their succ...

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Retta Beery posted on January 08, 2011 Article Rating
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On The Cover/Top Stories Gene Machine Matthew Herper, 12.30.10, 05:20 PM EST  Forbes Magazine dated January 17, 2011 Page 2 of 6 Finding the errors that cause disease and distinguishing them from numerous harmless genetic variants is turning out to be an immense data-crunching challenge. But the technology to meet that challenge is also improving at an extraordinary rate. It too...

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Retta Beery posted on January 08, 2011
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On The Cover/Top Stories Gene Machine Matthew Herper, 12.30.10, 05:20 PM EST  Forbes Magazine dated January 17, 2011 Jonathan Rothberg's desktop decoder could kick off a revolution in medicine, food, energy, even consumer products--and ignite the next $100 billion technology market. Flash of life: Jonathan Rothberg holding one of the silicon wafers from which his DNA-decoding ...

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Retta Beery posted on January 08, 2011
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Which Patients are Eligible and What is the Selection Process? Patients are first seen by a movement disorders neurologist for a detailed neurological evaluation. The neurologist will try to determine if the dystonia is primary (meaning that it is not related to a degenerative disease or caused by damage to the brain from another cause) or secondary. It is also important to the n...

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Retta Beery posted on October 23, 2010 Article Rating
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What Are the Surgical Risks and Programming Side Effects? Surgical risks including bleeding in the brain causing stroke is approximately 1-2% per lead. Patients can develop temporary or permanent neurological deficits from this bleeding, the severity of which depends on where the bleeding occurs and its extent. Neurological deficits can include difficulty speaking, walking, swallowing, numbness, ...

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Retta Beery posted on October 22, 2010 Article Rating
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What is the Difference Between DBS For Dystonia and DBS For Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor? The surgical technique and pre-operative medical assessment and post-operative care for DBS surgery are similar in all these disorders, however, there are some differences. Most notably the response to programming is different in dystonia. In Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor...

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Retta Beery posted on October 20, 2010 Article Rating
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What Types of Dystonia Can DBS Improve? The FDA has approved DBS for primary dystonia for patients age seven or older. Primary (or idiopathic) dystonia is dystonia that is not due to a secondary cause such as stroke, cerebral palsy, tumor, trauma, infection, multiple sclerosis, medications, or a neurodegenerative disease. Many of the primary dystonias are believed to be hereditary and may be du...

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Retta Beery posted on October 20, 2010 Article Rating
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What Is DBS? DBS is a therapy that was originally developed for the treatment of tremor in patients with Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. DBS is considered a less invasive alternative to lesion therapy. Instead of irreversible lesions, electrical stimulation is used to affect brain activity in specific regions that are abnormal in patients with movement disorders allowing the brai...

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Retta Beery posted on October 20, 2010
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What research is being done on dystonias? The ultimate goals of research are to find the cause(s) of the dystonias so that they can be prevented, and to find ways to cure or more effectively treat people now affected. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a unit of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the agency with primary responsibil...

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Retta Beery posted on October 20, 2010
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