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Study findings may help identify new targets to inhibit spread of melanoma

October 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has revealed novel insights into the mechanisms employed by melanoma cells to form tumors at secondary sites around the body. The findings from the study may help to identify new targets to […]


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Key blood marker can lead to effective melanoma treatments

October 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

An Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has revealed that a key blood marker of cancer could be used to select the most effective treatment for melanoma. The discovery, which has the potential to improve melanoma survival rates, was published today […]


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New diagnostic test detects and identifies SARS-CoV-2 virus in less than five minutes

October 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Physics have developed an extremely rapid diagnostic test that detects and identifies viruses in less than five minutes. The method, published on the preprint server MedRxiv, is able to differentiate with high accuracy SARS-CoV-2, […]


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Scientists identify key molecules that mediate radioresistance in aggressive brain cancer

September 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists have identified key molecules that mediate radioresistance in glioblastoma multiforme; these molecules are a potential target for the treatment of this brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive type of brain cancer. It is treated by radiation […]


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15-minute coronavirus test gets the green light in Europe

September 30, 2020

Via: CNBC

A test to detect Covid-19 that can be done at the point of care and gives results in 15 minutes has been given the greenlight in Europe, according to its maker, Becton Dickinson. The test should be commercially available in […]


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New diagnostic tool may allow on-the-spot detection of coronavirus infection

September 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting Covid-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather than just its proteins, a significant step in making it a viable test in future. Coronavirus […]


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Study: 90-minute COVID-19 test has high sensitivity and specificity

September 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A 90-minute COVID-19 test has been shown to have over 94 per cent sensitivity, and 100 per cent specificity in a new study. The work, published in the journal The Lancet Microbe, was ledby scientists from Imperial College London. In […]


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Illumina in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail

September 17, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based biotechnology company Illumina is in talks to acquire cancer blood test developer Grail. Illumina is likely to pay more than $8bn for Grail, which is valued at approximately $6bn from its previous fundraisings, Bloomberg reported. According to the regulatory […]


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Painless paper patch test for glucose levels uses microneedles

September 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have been trying to develop a practical way to use microneedles — tiny needles less than 1 mm in length — for routine do-it-yourself medical monitoring. Microneedles are so short that they stay within the skin and do not […]


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Study: Cigarette smoking is linked to worse outcomes in patients treated for bladder cancer

September 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Patients treated for bladder cancer with a surgery known as radical cystectomy have worse outcomes if they are smokers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis by Keck Medicine of USC. The study appeared in The Journal of Urology. More […]


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Combined immunotherapy approaches increase the effectiveness of cancer treatment

September 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cancer immunotherapy is the manipulation of the immune responses naturally present in the human body to fight cancer. Often, these immune responses are blocked by cells or molecules that prevent them from killing cancer cells, and the tumor is able […]


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New, rapid test detects ovarian cancer more accurately

September 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The CA125 antigen, a plasma membrane glycoprotein found in the tissues of the female reproductive tract, is commonly used for the detection of ovarian cancer but works poorly on its own in identifying early stage cancers. The cancer specificity can […]


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Novel drug could improve life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers

September 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Sheffield researchers founded the spin-out Modulus Oncology with a team of experienced biotech entrepreneurs to fast-track the drug into clinical testing within two years. A new drug which could improve life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers, […]


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Blood test can identify patients at high risk of severe COVID-19

September 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19. Admitted patients without virus in their blood have a good chance of rapid recovery. This according to […]


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Tumor gene test could help to predict ovarian cancer prognosis

August 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research paper led by UNSW Medicine — involving 125 authors across 86 organisations, including University of Southern California (USC), University of Cambridge, University of British Columbia, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic, and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne — […]