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Finding biomarkers for early lung cancer diagnosis

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Photo: Doctor analyzing a scan of a lung [19/08/2015] Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. Patients are often diagnosed only when their disease is already at an advanced stage and hard to treat. Researchers are trying to change that, by identifying biomarkers that could be the basis of early tests for lung cancer.Finding biomarkers for early lung cancer diagnosis - Read more

Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera

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[03/08/2015] Nuclear medicine physicians use so-called gamma cameras for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. The devices record radioactive substances that are injected into the patient and show changes in the heart muscle (myocardium). Now a new gamma camera is able to record images faster and by using much less radiation.Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera - Read more

Prostate cancer: Agent with theranostic potential

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[03/08/2015] Endoradiotherapy can be very unpleasant for cancer patients, since it does not only harm tumor cells, but also healthy ones. Sometimes, patients even need to stop therapy because of the side effects. Physicians and researchers are thus continuously searching for ways to transport radiopharmaceuticals directly and exclusively to their target.Prostate cancer: Agent with theranostic potential - Read more

Radiopharmaceuticals: Individualized diagnostics and therapy

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[03/08/2015] Malignant tumors can be fought with X-rays – usually with radiation therapy from outside the body. Nuclear medicine physicians can also accomplish this inside the body with radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals. They also offer big benefits for clinical diagnostics as long as a specific target can be assigned to them.Radiopharmaceuticals: Individualized diagnostics and therapy - Read more

"Cancer Driver Gene" reduces metastasis in prostate cancer

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Graphic: Drawing of bladder and prostate [29/07/2015] A gene that is responsible for cancer growth plays a totally unexpected role in prostate cancer. The gene Stat3 is controlled by the immune modulator interleukin 6 and normally supports the growth of cancer cells."Cancer Driver Gene" reduces metastasis in prostate cancer - Read more

"Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer

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Photo: Cytosponge 'pill on a string' [21/07/2015] A "pill on a string" developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests research published in the journal Nature Genetics."Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer - Read more

Obesity prevention needed

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Photo: Adipose child [20/07/2015] The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King's College London.Obesity prevention needed - Read more

Personalized care for aortic aneurysms

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Graphic: Blood vessels in the human chest [20/07/2015] Researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, a potentially lethal condition, and provided genetically personalized care. Their work will also lead to the development of a "dictionary" of genes specific to the disease, according to researchers. Personalized care for aortic aneurysms - Read more

Observing brain network dynamics to diagnose Alzheimer's

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Graphic: Different brain scans lined up [17/07/2015] New research provides insights into how the brain organizes itself, and sets the stage for early diagnosis of neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, in which these certain brain networks break down.Observing brain network dynamics to diagnose Alzheimer's - Read more

Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage

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Photo: Image of brain [10/07/2015] Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the School of Medicine have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex – the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking and sensation – strongly correlates with ancestral background.Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage - Read more

 
 

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