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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Risk Management Plan for Functional Imaging in Cancer Clinical Trials

Dec. 1, 2015 — In cancer clinical trials, scientists are always trying to strike the right balance between maximizing data quality and minimizing cost. Here, risk management can be an extremely helpful tool, ... read more

Structural Brain Connectivity as a Genetic Marker for Schizophrenia

Nov. 25, 2015 — Schizophrenia has been considered an illness of disrupted brain connectivity since its earliest descriptions. Several studies have suggested brain white matter is affected not only in patients with ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, in large part because it manifests differently in different people. A new study helps explain why. Researchers have created a map that ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' has been developed and meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment ... read more

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

Technique to More Effectively Diagnose, Treat Cancer Developed

Nov. 18, 2015 — A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the limitations associated with radiation has been developed by ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Ultrasound technology will soon be helping doctors to anaesthetize patients more accurately. Ultrasound is being used in an increasing number of medical contexts, including diagnostics, treatment and ... 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

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