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New Study: High Levels of Circulating DNA May Signal Faster Progression of Lung Cancer

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[01/02/2011] High levels of circulating DNA may indicate faster progression of lung cancer and lower overall survival, according to a new study.New Study: High Levels of Circulating DNA May Signal Faster Progression of Lung Cancer - Read more

Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland

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[01/02/2011] When the body’s own immune system attacks its own organs like they are foreign invaders, it is called an autoimmune disease. There are many different forms. If for example antibodies turn against the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, the thyroid gland tissue is being destroyed and the hormonal balance changes. The exact causes for this are not fully researched yet.Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland - Read more

Ultrasound provides a picture of the thyroid

Ultrasound examination of the thyroid is a non-invasive diagnostic radiology procedure. Since the thyroid is a very near-surface organ, it can be well presented and analysed with ultrasound measures.Ultrasound provides a picture of the thyroid - Read more

Sjögren’s Syndrome: “It Is Not Very Well Known”

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[01/02/2011] A dry mouth, the feeling of sand in the eyes, fatigue - almost everyone has had one of these symptoms before. But even if all symptoms occur together, almost no one thinks of the possibility that a disease with the awkward name Sjögren's Syndrome could be behind it. Sjögren’s Syndrome: “It Is Not Very Well Known” - Read more

Magnetic Stimulation: Brain Nerve Cells Can Be Influenced

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[28/01/2011] What sounds like science fiction is actually possible: thanks to magnetic stimulation, the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced. What happens in the brain in this context has been unclear up to now. Magnetic Stimulation: Brain Nerve Cells Can Be Influenced - Read more

 
 

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