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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

New Method Developed to Predict Response to Nanotherapeutics

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new approach has been created that uses an FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic resonance imaging to identify tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via ... read more

Child With Drug-Resistant TB Successfully Treated at American Hospital

Nov. 15, 2015 — Specialists report they have successfully treated and put in remission a 2-year-old, now age 5, with a highly virulent form of tuberculosis known as XDR TB, or extensively drug-resistant ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons have developed an augmented microscopy technology to help surgeons operate with greater precision and reduced risk of harming ... read more

Researchers Open 'Golden Window' in Deep Brain Imaging

Nov. 11, 2015 — The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging. This is a first for brain imaging, explain the authors of a new report on the ... read more

Preventing Radiation in Cancer Therapies to Damage Healthy Organs

Nov. 11, 2015 — When a person receives a cancer treatment through radiation, he or she is exposed to ionizing radiation and to avoid that energy to damage healthy tissue. A new study looked at the properties of ... read more

Obese Kids Young as Age Eight Show Signs of Heart Disease

Nov. 10, 2015 — Imaging tests of obese children's hearts showed signs of heart disease, including kids as young as 8 years old. Obese children had 27 percent more muscle mass in the left ventricle of their ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Using a high-tech imaging method, biomedical engineers were able to see early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before with the help of a novel protein from a ... read more

Prevalence of 'Silent' Heart Attacks in Population

Nov. 8, 2015 — In a multiethnic, middle-aged and older study population, the prevalence of myocardial scars (evidence of a heart attack) was nearly 8 percent, of which nearly 80 percent were unrecognized by ... read more

MRI-Based Screening Improves Assignment of Stroke Patients to Endovascular Treatment

Nov. 6, 2015 — A new system for determining which patients with severe strokes are most likely to benefit from catheter-based systems for blood clot removal led to a greater percentage of screened patients ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of ... read more

Adding Ultrasound to Breast Screening Results in Higher Rate of Detection for Women

Nov. 5, 2015 — Adding ultrasound to standard mammography tests in breast screening could result in improved rates of detection for breast cancer in women in Japan, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Discover How to Better Map Brain Tumors

Nov. 2, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a protein that helps map the edge of brain tumors more clearly so they show up on magnetic resonance imaging scans, according to new ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Eye drops have been used to deliver the gene for a growth factor called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a mouse model of brain ischemia. The treatment led to a significant reduction ... read more

Engineers Design Magnetic Cell Sensors

Nov. 2, 2015 — Engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The new "hypermagnetic" protein nanoparticles can be produced ... read more

Achilles Tendon Ruptures Missed in One of Four Cases, but Surgery Not Needed for Most

Oct. 29, 2015 — Achilles tendon disorders are common and often misdiagnosed, with about 25 percent of ruptures missed during initial examination, but the prognosis is favorable for the vast majority of patients, ... read more

Detection of Proteins: We Know How to Build Better Locks for Chemical Keys

Oct. 29, 2015 — It will be increasingly difficult for protein molecules to remain anonymous, and increasingly easy for doctors and patients to detect the early stages of latent diseases, say investigators who have ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for gallbladder removal, and one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. While the procedure has a very high success rate, 1 ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a stressful experience for many people, but clinicians have few ways to track the thoughts and feelings of their patients regarding this procedure. While the ... read more

Much Needed Update on Magnetic Tracking in Cell Therapy

Oct. 26, 2015 — The latest advances in magnetic particle tracking in cell therapy, a potentially groundbreaking strategy in disease treatment and regenerative medicine, are outlined in a new ... read more

People Can Raise Their Pain Threshold by Altering Brain Chemistry, Study in Arthritis Patients Shows

Oct. 23, 2015 — The numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat severe pain in arthritis sufferers, researchers have shown for the first time. By applying heat to the skin using a laser stimulator, ... read more

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