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Personalized medicine needs accurate classification of tumors

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Photo: alphabetic category system [09/09/2015] If cancer patients are to receive optimal treatment, clinicians must have an accurate histologic classification of the tumor and know its genetic characteristics, said William D. Travis, M.D., attending thoracic pathologist, Department of Pathology, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Personalized medicine needs accurate classification of tumors - Read more

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body

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Photo: Pieces of gut tissue in the lab [27/08/2015] University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies.Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body - Read more

Tests to measure internal bleeding may not be reliable

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Photo: Hand holds a vial of blood [25/08/2015] A recently-published study found that while internal bleeding may be uncommon as a result of taking blood thinners, the normal coagulation tests physicians use to check for the side effect of bleeding may not be reliable.Tests to measure internal bleeding may not be reliable - Read more

Divide and rule: a tumor's strategy

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Graphic: cancer cells [20/08/2015] Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have discovered how aggressive cells can invade healthy tissue during the earliest stage of tumor development. This opens up new ways of attacking cancer at its root.Divide and rule: a tumor's strategy - Read more

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

How cancer cells alter bone tissue

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Photo: cancer cells [18/08/2015] Migrating tumour cells produce a protein that aids them to set up home in bones, as University of Freiburg researchers show.How cancer cells alter bone tissue - Read more

Bioengineers advance computing technique for health care

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Photo: cell samples in a cluster analysis tool [13/08/2015] Rice University scientists have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on health care. Bioengineer Amina Qutub designed an algorithm called "progeny clustering" that is being used in a hospital study to identify which treatments should be given to children with leukemia.Bioengineers advance computing technique for health care - Read more

New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories'

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Photo: Man holding a vial [23/07/2015] If you experience a major heart attack the damage could cost you around five billion heart cells. Experts at The University of Nottingham have discovered the first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells. The research could forge the way for the creation of 'stem cell factories' - the mass production of human embryonic (pluripotent) stem cells.New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories' - Read more

Researchers discover possible reason for drug resistance in breast tumors

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Graphic: Tumor cell [21/07/2015] HER2 membrane proteins play a special role in certain types of breast cancer: amplified levels of HER2 drive unrestricted cell growth. HER2-tailored antibody-based therapeutics aim to prevent cancer cell growth. However, two-thirds of HER2 positive breast cancer patients develop resistance against HER2-targeting drugs. The reason for this is not yet understood.Researchers discover possible reason for drug resistance in breast tumors - Read more

Action and reform for scientific reproducibility needed

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Photo: Woman writing in a lab book [16/07/2015] Public concern about reproducibility is legitimate and scientists must respond effectively, says task force for scientific reproducibility from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).Action and reform for scientific reproducibility needed - Read more

 
 

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