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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Aug. 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed a sensor for the living body that can detect the bio-magnetic field with high sensitivity and high ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Sleeping in the side position, as compared to on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Researchers are developing a tiny biochemical sensor that can be implanted in cancerous tissue during initial biopsy. The sensor wirelessly sends data about telltale biomarkers to an external ... read more

Delay in Treatment, Missed Diagnostic Testing Found Among Lung Cancer Patients

July 30, 2015 — Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment, ... read more

New Pig Model Will Provide Insights Into Early Detection, New Treatments of Cancers

July 29, 2015 — The creation of a new pig model accurately reflects the types of cancer seen in human cells, reflecting the gene mutations and pathways most often observed in human cancer. The model will aid ... read more

July 29, 2015 — New molecular tools are emerging to identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection. The results of a proof-of-concept study suggest that lung cancer fluorescent imaging during surgery using ... read more

Imaging Probe Yields Double Insight

July 29, 2015 — An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers ... read more

Narrowing in on Pituitary Tumors

July 27, 2015 — A new technique that could help surgeons more precisely define the locations of pituitary tumors in near real-time has been demonstrated by a team of scientists. The new strategy uses a visualization ... read more

New Method to Deliver Glucose to Cancer Cells Could Prove Key to Defeating Deadly Cancers

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated the importance of sodium-dependent glucose transporters (SGLTs) in delivering glucose to pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. Their study results ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue ... read more

July 16, 2015 — By analyzing blood flow in the brain, a team of researchers was able to observe the interactions between different regions in the brain in real time. Their new imaging technique could help with the ... read more

PET Adapted Treatment Improves Outcome of Patients With Stages I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma

July 15, 2015 — Final results of the randomized intergroup EORTC, LYSA (Lymphoma Study Association), FIL (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi) H10 trial show that early FDG-PET ( 2-deoxy-2[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron ... read more

New Classification System for Brain Tumors

July 14, 2015 — Despite modern chemoradiation therapy it is still very difficult to give reliable prognoses for malignant gliomas. Surgical removal of the glioma is still the preferred method of treatment. Doctors ... read more

New Surgical Technique Preserves Kidney Function Following Tumor Removal

July 13, 2015 — Renal cell carcinomas are one of the most common types of cancer. In order to preserve its wide range of functions, every effort is made not to remove the entire kidney, but rather just a portion of ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Are wind farms harmful to humans? This controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the ... read more

July 10, 2015 — A radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to highlight the build-up of unstable calcium deposits in arteries, a process that can cause heart attack and ... read more

MRI, Near Infrared Spectral Tomography Increases Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

July 9, 2015 — Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for cancer surveillance and is recommended for screening in women with elevated risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast MRI generates many ... read more

Brain Activity Changes After Cognitive Rehabilitation, TBI Study Shows

July 8, 2015 — Results of a trail demonstrate for the first time significant changes in cerebral activation after memory retraining in individuals with ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A new article reports on use of optical coherence tomography to obtain high-resolution images showing blood-flow dynamics in the brain before, during, and after stroke-like states. The information ... read more

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