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Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists develop and monitor two approaches to fix blood vessel abnormalities that make tumors difficult to treat

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Tumors send out signals that impair normal blood flow, which makes them hard to treat with every type of cancer treatment, including radiation and chemo-, targeted and immunotherapy. Impaired blood supply creates an environment low in oxygen levels — hypoxia […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study reveals imaging approach with potential to detect lung cancer earlier, at the cellular level

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to identify lung cancer at the cellular level in real time during a biopsy, offering promise in the ability to detect the disease earlier and […]


Innovation, Research

Scientist uncovers clues to aging in mitochondria

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Many age-related diseases share a common feature: the mitochondria of cells begin to malfunction. While the cause is not known, Buck Institute scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how mitochondria start to go wrong, which opens new doors for […]


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UW Health invests $60M in new upright proton therapy technology, taking a new approach to treating cancer

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

UW Health plans to offer proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that more precisely targets tumors for patients with certain cancers, and will be the first location in the state of Wisconsin to provide the treatment. The University of […]


Innovation, Research

If you take several medications, ‘polypharmacy’ is a word to know

May 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Here’s a scenario so common that it applies to nearly 92 percent of older adults with cancer: An individual comes in for treatment and reports taking several medications that might include a drug for high blood pressure or heart disease, […]


Innovation, Research

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing approach can alter the social behavior of animals

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought. A team of Georgia State University researchers led by Regents’ Professor […]


Innovation, Research

Ethical challenges in microbiome research

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While this isn’t the first time that a call for more ethical […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning innovation among medical industry companies dropped off in the last quarter

May 16, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research and innovation in machine learning in the medical sector has declined in the last quarter – but remains higher than it was a year ago. The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the […]


Innovation, Research

Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut’s immune system

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham and National Institutes of Health. Using immune-boosting drugs […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Early study finds new lymphoma drug effective

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

In early research led by the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center, the oral medication zanubrutinib was found to help most patients with a slow-growing type of cancer known as marginal zone lymphoma. Cancers shrunk in 80% of the […]


Innovation, Research

New measure of sperm age may be predictor of pregnancy success

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. […]


Innovation, Research

Treatment minimizes infants’ opioid-related brain abnormalities

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns. Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opioid use disorder during […]


Innovation, Research

Massive single-cell atlas across human tissues highlights cell types where disease genes are active

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Genetic studies have revealed many genes linked to both common and rare disease, but to understand how those genes bring about disease and use those insights to help develop therapies, scientists need to know where they are active in the […]


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Experts Predict If And When COVID Will Become A Seasonal Illness

May 12, 2022

Via: HuffPost

The vast majority of respiratory viruses that spread within our population ebb and flow with the seasons. Influenza spikes in the winter months, as do infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenoviruses and other coronaviruses. Earlier this year, Rochelle […]


Innovation, Research

Gut microbiome composition predictive of patient response to statins

May 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

More than 40 million Americans take statins, the most common type of prescription drug. While statins have been shown to effectively lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risks of stroke and heart attack, they do not work the same for […]