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Researchers map important enzyme in the fight against cancer

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Grapic: Cancer cell [01/07/2015] Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered what regulates an enzyme that is central to the growth of cancer tumours. This could be of great value to future cancer treatment.Researchers map important enzyme in the fight against cancer - Read more

Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis

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[01/07/2015] Deep vein thrombosis is not just a risk factor for frequent flyers but also for wearers of cardiovascular implants and newly operated patients. Blood thinners prevent these dangerous blood clots from forming, but they need to be carefully adjusted and do not work the same way in every patient. A detailed analysis of platelets (thrombocytes) could prevent complications in the future.Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis - Read more

Earlier and easier detection of colorectal cancer?

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Graphic: The process of detecting cancer in tissue samples [29/06/2015] Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples.Earlier and easier detection of colorectal cancer? - Read more

Mini-breast grown in petri dishes

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Photo: Detail of breast epithelial cells [15/06/2015] About 70.000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Germany alone. Despite significant progress in the treatment of common types of breast cancer, some aggressive subtypes of the disease are poorly understood and remain incurable. A new experimental model opens new avenues for mammary gland biology and basic breast cancer research. Mini-breast grown in petri dishes - Read more

Mini synthetic organism: When the heart beats on a chip

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Photo: Mini organ chip [08/06/2015] Replicating the human organism in a mini format – researchers at the Fraunhofer IWS braved this challenge. They developed a compact system where different physical processes can be imitated on a chip. It is also possible to copy cardiac and pulmonary functions.Mini synthetic organism: When the heart beats on a chip - Read more

Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures

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[01/06/2015] A tumor is as unique as the person who is affected by it. For a long time, it was assumed this would make treatment more difficult since cancer drugs are not able to be one hundred percent effective in targeting the affected cells. In this interview with MEDICA.de, Professor Ugur Sahin explains why it is precisely these individual mutations that make him hopeful for a new type of therapy. Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures - Read more

Tumor markers: State-of-the-art diagnostics for personalized medicine

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[01/06/2015] When cancer is diagnosed, the terms tumor markers or biomarkers keep popping up. They describe characteristics that are not found in healthy persons. The classic tumor markers can be easily detected in blood samples or other body fluids. Other analysis methods require more effort. Yet they all share one thing in common: biomarkers indicate a potential tumor. Tumor markers: State-of-the-art diagnostics for personalized medicine - Read more

Testing antibiotic-resistant bacteria with a chip

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Graphic: Schematic of the antibiotic susceptibility testing device [27/05/2015] We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don not respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs are a "serious and growing issue." Each year two million people in the U.S. contract antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result.Testing antibiotic-resistant bacteria with a chip - Read more

Head injuries: Neurodegenerative disease in rugby union players

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Photo: Rugby Player [22/05/2015] A new article publishing online in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine has reported the first case showing an association between exposure to head injuries in rugby union players and an increased risk in neurodegenerative disease. Head injuries: Neurodegenerative disease in rugby union players - Read more

Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care

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Photo: Children on Mfangano Island [21/05/2015] A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an innovative intervention that mobilized rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care.Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care - Read more

 
 

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