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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Antibody-Drug Compounds and Immunotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. ... read more

Anticancer Agent FL118 More Potent Than Its Analogs, Not Prone to Typical Channels of Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new synthetic form of camptothecin appears to have greater potency, longer efficacy and fewer adverse side effects than irinotecan and topotecan, report ... read more

Willingness to Adopt Children With Special Needs the Focus of Recent Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new study has focused on the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents in Canada. The study examined the preferences and attitudes of 5,830 AdoptOntario online registrants between ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what's going on in the brain of its users, finds a study. Through experiments conducted in ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Sperm use multiple navigation systems, such as heat-seeking and chemical, new research shows. Opsins – proteins involved in the visual system – contribute to the heat-seeking movement, helping ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it's easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster ... read more

Nurse Provides Firsthand Account of Combating Ebola

Nov. 25, 2015 — International nurse volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West African encountered death on nearly every shift and worked under conditions that challenged their ingenuity in providing even ... read more

Osteoarthritis Finding Sheds New Light on Hyaluronic Acid Injection Controversy

Nov. 25, 2015 — A discovery bioengineers is shedding new light on the controversy surrounding a common treatment for osteoarthritis that has divided the medical community over its ... read more

Promising Drug Combination for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new drug combination may be effective in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer. Preliminary results of this new approach are encouraging and have led to an ongoing international study being ... read more

Optimal Care for Older Cancer Patients Should Target Relevant Health Related Quality of Life Domains According to Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have identified health related quality of life components that should be considered as most relevant for achieving optimal care for older cancer ... read more

Proteome Analysis for Detection of Diabetic Nephropathy: Benefit Remains Unclear

Nov. 25, 2015 — As no study relevant for the research question was identified, the benefit or harm for patients, as well as the diagnostic and prognostic accuracy, remain ... read more

Enhanced Detection of Parkinson's

Nov. 25, 2015 — New research by biologists could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. By mapping the visual responses of fruit flies with different Parkinson's genes, the ... read more

Ultrasound Examinations Can Identify Patients at Risk of Stroke

Nov. 25, 2015 — Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Scientists are closer to understanding the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of genomic imprinting. In this intriguing event, one copy of a gene is 'turned off', or silenced, depending ... read more

Combination Therapy Can Prevent Cytostatic Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have found a new way of preventing resistance to cytostatics used in the treatment of cancers such as medulloblastoma, the most common form of malignant brain tumor in children. The ... read more

New Diet Provides Hope for Treating Patients With Drug Resistant Epilepsy

Nov. 25, 2015 — A specific diet can be used to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy, a new study indicates. The findings reveal how the ketogenic diet acts to block seizures in patients with drug-resistant ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a new study. Researchers said that in some cases MRI ... read more

Breast Cancer Clinic Attributes Increased Uptake of Double Mastectomies to Angelina Jolie Effect

Nov. 25, 2015 — An increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies has been seen since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the ... read more

When Exercise Is Unhealthy for the Heart: How Heart Problems and Sudden Cardiac Death Occur With Endurance Exercise

Nov. 24, 2015 — Endurance exercise accelerates the development of heart problems in individuals with a particular genetic mutation, a new study finds. In mice with a mutated version of desmoplakin, a protein that ... read more

Native Americans Have Decreased Access to Kidney Transplants

Nov. 24, 2015 — Native Americans have decreased access to kidney transplants and are more likely to die while waiting for a kidney than whites according to new research. Long-term survival outcomes in Native ... read more

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