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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Aug. 26, 2015 — Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A new study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways ... read more

Depression: Evidence of Serotonin Signal Transduction Disturbances

Aug. 26, 2015 — Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders. Over the last few years, molecular brain imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has helped us to identify ... read more

Electronic Trigger Reduces Delays in Evaluation for Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 24, 2015 — Electronic triggers designed to search for key data, developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, were able to identify and reduce ... read more

New Test for Heart Disease Is Noninvasive

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new, noninvasive technology employs CT scans to detect coronary artery disease. The system calculates how much blood is flowing through diseased coronary arteries that have narrowed due to a ... read more

Lighting Up Cancer Cells to Identify Low Concentrations of Diseased Cells

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to ... read more

MRI Scanners Can Steer Tumor Busting Viruses to Specific Target Sites Within Body

Aug. 18, 2015 — MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumor busting therapies to specific target sites in the body, researchers have ... read more

Proof-of-Concept Study Shows Potential for Ultrasound to Detect Signs of Preterm Labor

Aug. 18, 2015 — An international team of researchers has conducted a proof-of-concept study that raises the possibility of using ultrasound techniques to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased ... read more

Study Reveals Effects of Chemoradiation in Brains of Glioblastoma Patients

Aug. 17, 2015 — A new study -- the first to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients -- reveals not only specific structural changes within ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Certain diseases, like Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease, are associated with damage to the pathways between the brain's basal ganglia regions. For the first time, scientists have ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body ... read more

Tell-Tale Biomarker Detects Early Breast Cancer

Aug. 12, 2015 — MRI can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors, research shows. The approach of a new study detects micromestastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential ... read more

Blood Vessel 'Doorway' Lets Breast Cancer Cells Spread Through Blood Stream

Aug. 12, 2015 — Using real-time, high-resolution imaging, scientists have identified how a 'doorway' in the blood vessel wall allows cancer cells to spread from breast tumors to other parts of the body. ... read more

Some Radiation Okay for Expectant Mother and Fetus, Study Suggests

Aug. 6, 2015 — During pregnancy, approximately 5 to 8 percent of women sustain traumatic injuries, including fractures and muscle tears. To help evaluate and manage these injuries, orthopaedic surgeons often ... 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

July 31, 2015 — Researchers have gained new insight into the phases of breast cancer growth. The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumor in detail during its development can provide valuable ... 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

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

July 29, 2015 — An endoscopic probe that delivers adjustable-focus capabilities in a slimmer package has been developed by researchers. The findings could ultimately facilitate more effective and less painful ... read more

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