September 23, 2016 12:02 pm
Previous work had revealed that DNA damage often leaves a molecular fingerprint. The researchers looked for mutational signatures in patients with secondary radiation-associated tumors, comparing them with people who had not been exposed to radiation.
September 23, 2016 12:42 pm
Gene editing can overcome many of the obstacles associated with gene addition therapies, but the young field still faces many challenges before it is ready for human testing, according to a published review.
September 23, 2016 2:40 pm
PD-L1 assays are used to test expression of the PD-L1 protein on a patient’s tumor to provide customized treatment options for drugs that may be more effective than chemotherapy in lung cancer.
September 23, 2016 3:07 pm
In a study of patients with kidney failure, the overwhelming majority had either received, or were preparing to receive, renal replacement therapy. The annual incidence of such therapy in the U.S. is several-fold higher than in many European nations.
September 23, 2016 10:25 am
Researchers used an 'Iodine Food Frequency Questionnaire' to model the effect of depleting iodine content in drinking water on the distribution of iodine intake. Thyroid function was assessed by clinical examination, ultrasound and blood tests.
September 22, 2016 2:38 pm
Researchers found that patients waiting for a hospital transfer to open their blocked arteries received the procedure on average 27 minutes faster when their medical teams used a smartphone app-based social network system to coordinate the transfer.
September 22, 2016 11:46 am
Researchers developed a technique of taking 'photos' of individual cells hiding the virus, an approach they claim is 1,000 times more accurate than current technologies. Once the HIV hiding places are found, the researchers can use a 'shock and kill' strategy .
September 22, 2016 9:33 am
Relaxor-based oxide ferroelectrics have revolutionized piezoelectric devices. Instead of using somewhat blurry guidance from 2D images, doctors now rely on finely detailed 3D imagery for diagnoses.
September 22, 2016 9:20 am
A study was conducted in 12 epilepsy patients undergoing intracranial electrode monitoring at the UC Irvine Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center to locate the source of their abnormal brain activity.
September 22, 2016 2:44 pm
The new test is completely painless and offers a one-stop diagnosis suitable for people of all ages. The approach could be used in early asthma diagnosis as well as part of the ongoing monitoring of patients.
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