Month: January 2018

 

Study devises efficient and economical strategy to screen breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations

A new study published yesterday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that, in comparison with just screening women who are at high risk of carrying breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, screening the entire population for these mutations will be more cost-effective.

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New precision medicine approach for metastatic pancreatic cancer

A three-year grant has been awarded to fund a phase 1b clinical trial of a precision medicine approach to treating metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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Study reveals the link between low fitness and increased waist circumference

A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, identified an inverse correlation between low fitness and large waist size as well as a higher degree of inflammation.

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Modular gene enhancers may be suitable target in treatment of blood cancer

Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer.

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Sex steroid hormone fluctuations may have direct effects on eye physiology and AMD

Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and the pathogenesis of conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

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Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

This year’s influenza outbreak is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track about a dozen years ago, with millions of Americans being infected by emerging and current strains such as the dominant H3N2.

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Genetic study identifies six new gene regions associated with type 1 diabetes in children

This article outlines a recent study which identified six novel gene regions in children who are at risk of type 1 diabetes.

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New biodegradable sensors could assist doctors when examining serious health conditions

This article features the recent development of biodegradable sensors which can be used to assist doctors when monitoring chronic health conditions.

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HSS orders Sectra’s 3D pre-operative planning solution for improving patient outcomes

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one of the most renowned orthopaedic hospitals in the US, has ordered Sectra’s 3D pre-operative planning solution.

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Uniqsis’ novel reactor system for continuous flow synthesis

Uniqsis reports how chemists at the School of Pharmacy, University College London (UK) have been using a FlowSyn continuous flow reactor system.

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