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Category: Biomarker


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New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors

January 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A look at RNA tells us what our genes are telling our cells to do, and scientists say looking directly at the RNA of brain tumor cells appears to provide objective, efficient evidence to better classify a tumor and the […]


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New computational technique accurately differentiates between data from tumor cells and normal cells

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new computational technique to accurately differentiate between data from cancer cells and the […]


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DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

January 15, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients. For patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19, mechanical ventilation is […]


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Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma

January 13, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient’s type of asthma. The study, which has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, […]


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Targeted strategy has potential to reduce disparities in breast cancer screening rates

January 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Completing cancer screening tests, such as mammograms, can be challenging for low-income people, who may face such challenges as lack of transportation or inability to take time off work. A team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) explored the possibility of […]


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Study identifies exposure to common food-borne pathogen linked to rare brain cancer

January 11, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study suggests a link between toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, in adults. The report, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer, finds that people who have glioma are […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers develop new COVID-19 RNA test that produces fast and accurate results

January 5, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The researchers believe their method could deliver a test that is not only fast but also sufficiently sensitive. The test does not require samples to be treated at high temperatures, and it can be performed using standard laboratory equipment, making […]


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Researchers develop α-emitting cancer therapy using a novel drug targeting LAT1

January 4, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A cancer-specific L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is highly expressed in cancer tissues. Inhibiting the function of LAT1 has been known to have anti-tumor effects, but there has been limited progress in the development of radionuclide therapy agents targeting […]


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Finding Benefits in Cancer; Trial Slowdowns; Metastatic Breast Ca Surgery

December 30, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

A majority of patients with colorectal cancer found at least one benefit from their diagnosis. (Fox Chase Cancer Center) Half of disruptions in ongoing clinical trials resulted from slow patient enrollment. (GlobalData) Laboratory studies suggested that a drug used to […]


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PARP Inhibitors Linked With Blood Cancer Risk

December 28, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

Although rare, poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors were associated with an increased risk for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and occurred even after brief drug exposure, researchers reported. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 18 randomized clinical […]


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Frequent and rapid testing may reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission in carehomes

December 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States, recently conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of serial testing and isolation of healthcare personnel in nursing homes in preventing the transmission of severe acute […]


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New drug inhibits the growth of cancer cells

December 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A newly developed compound starves cancer cells by attacking their “power plants” — the so-called mitochondria. The new compound prevents the genetic information within mitochondria from being read. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, […]


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Gene-regulating snippet of RNA may contribute to breast cancer metastasis

December 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists have discovered a gene-regulating snippet of RNA that may contribute to the spread of many breast cancers. In animal experiments, the researchers could reduce the growth of metastatic tumors with a molecule designed to […]


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Researchers to explore new ways to diagnose early-stage lung cancer

December 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Ground-breaking medical research in a consortium led by two UK universities will explore new ways to diagnose lung cancer earlier and save lives. The Universities of Southampton and Leeds have come together with healthcare, diagnostics and informatics companies to test […]


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New combination therapy could help fight difficult-to-treat cancers with common mutations

December 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists have long known that therapies that target the cancer-driving MAPK pathway are only effective in a handful of cancers with specific mutations in a cancer gene called BRAF, and these cancers that initially respond to the therapy often end […]