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May 30, 2015

Targeted Drug Can ‘diminish the Suffering’ of Myelofibrosis

May 30, 2015 — Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase 3 clinical trial ... read more

Doctors' Checklist Could Help Decrease Length of COPD Patients' Hospital Stay

May 29, 2015 — Patients with worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease spend less time in hospital when their doctors manage their care by using a checklist of steps called order ... read more

Altered Pain Processing in Patients With Cognitive Impairment

May 29, 2015 — People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a new research ... read more

End European Agreements With Tobacco Industry Designed to Curb Smuggling, Urge Experts

May 29, 2015 — The agreements drawn up between the European Union and the four major transnational tobacco companies, to crack down on cigarette smuggling and recoup lost tax revenues, are failing to meet their ... read more

May 29, 2015 — An international research team’s theoretical simulation of the synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes has revealed important details of the mechanisms at play. This could lead to better ways ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its ... read more

Alzheimer's Culprit Causes Memory Loss Even Before Brain Degeneration

May 29, 2015 — A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, according to new ... read more

Social Work Researchers Create Easier, Accurate Way to Analyze TSCC Trauma Results

May 29, 2015 — A social work research team has proposed and tested an alternative method to using the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children in assessing trauma in children -- especially those in the juvenile ... read more

ONT-380 Has Stage IV HER2+ Breast Cancer Patient 'Worrying About Normal Stuff Again'

May 29, 2015 — Promising clinical trial results show activity of the investigational anti-cancer agent ONT-380 against HER2+ breast cancer, in one case specifically against brain metastases and in another case in ... read more

Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers With a DNA Library

May 29, 2015 — Researcher are finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo and hope to eventually identify a different drug ... read more

Biomarker Analysis Reveals Several Potential Treatment Targets in Subtype of Anal Cancer

May 29, 2015 — A multiplatform biomarker analysis of squamous cell anal carcinoma samples has revealed several actionable ... read more

Race Influences Warfarin Dose

May 29, 2015 — A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate ... read more

Testing How Well Kidneys Are Functioning: ACR Outperforms eGFR, Study Suggests

May 29, 2015 — The usefulness of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, a test used to check how well the kidneys are filtering blood) and albuminuria (excess protein levels in the urine, which can be a sign ... read more

May 29, 2015 — In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, ... read more

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Improve Bio-Oil Refining

May 29, 2015 — New catalyst structures based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes are set to make the refining of commodity chemicals and fuels from bio-oil more ... read more

Manipulating Cell Membranes Using Nanotubes

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a targeted method for opening up cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed fiber-based “optofluidic” sensors for measuring the properties of tiny amounts of fluid. The innovation increases the sensitivity of measurements and makes it less ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a waste-free and cost-effective approach for preparing complex organic molecules and revealing the physical nature of the processes that control the direction of chemical ... read more

New Wi-Fi Antenna Enhances Wireless Coverage

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in using ionized gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet ... read more

Component in Green Tea May Help Reduce Prostate Cancer in Men at High Risk

May 28, 2015 — Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results ... read more

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