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DNA in blood can track cancer development

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Photo: Blood phioles [05/11/2015] Scientists have shown for the first time that tumour DNA shed into the bloodstream can be used to track cancers in real time as they evolve and respond to treatment, according to a new Cancer Research UK study published in the journal Nature Communications.DNA in blood can track cancer development - Read more

Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims

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Graphic:  The way of Ebola [03/11/2015] A retrospective study of Ebola epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suggested that each day of delay in hospital admittance was associated with an 11% increased risk of death for Ebola patients during epidemics.Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims - Read more

Treating pulmonary diseases using alaska pollock gelatin

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Photo: blood vessel [28/10/2015] In recent years, patients with pulmonary emphysema have been increasing mainly among middle-aged and elderly males due to aging and excessive smoking. Emphysema makes brittle lungs, and in severe cases, holes develop in the lung tissue, causing air leakage. Researchers at NIMS developed a new sealant to close holes developed in lungs and blood vessels using Alaska pollock gelatin.Treating pulmonary diseases using alaska pollock gelatin - Read more

Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding

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Photo: A green snake with opened mouth [27/10/2015] A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding - Read more

Monitoring critical blood levels in real time in the ICU

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Photo: device that is linked to a tablet [23/10/2015] Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a miniaturized microfluidic device that will allow medical staff to monitor in real time levels of glucose or lactate and react more quickly.Monitoring critical blood levels in real time in the ICU - Read more

Transfusion with stored blood safe in heart surgery

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Photo: blood transfusion [23/10/2015] A large registry study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shed new light on the much debated issue of transfusions with stored blood. The study, which is published in the journal JAMA, shows that the use of stored blood units does not influence patient outcomes after heart surgery. Transfusion with stored blood safe in heart surgery - Read more

Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning

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Photo: miniaturized system [28/09/2015] When treating cases of blood poisoning, doctors resort immediately to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The problem is that in many cases the bacteria are resistant to the medicine. Analyzing antibiotic resistance is a time-consuming process, and for many patients the results come too late. A new technique now supplies results in just nine hours.Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning - Read more

Cancer decoy could attract, capture malignant cells

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Graphic: Decoy device draws cancer cells from blood [15/09/2015] A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer "super-attractor" could eventually give doctors earlier warnings of relapse in breast cancer patients and even slow the disease's spread to other organs.Cancer decoy could attract, capture malignant cells - Read more

New marker for migraine

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Photo: Man massaging his temples [10/09/2015] Researchers may have discovered a new marker found in the blood for episodic migraine. Episodic migraine is defined as having less than 15 headaches per month. New marker for migraine - 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

 
 

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