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May 30, 2015

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

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

MEDI4736 Combined With Tremelimumab Results in Acceptable Toxicity in NSCLC Patients

May 28, 2015 — Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients have few effective treatment options and low 5-year survival rates. The checkpoint inhibitors MEDI4736 and tremelimumab have both demonstrated acceptable ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Immunotherapy with the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab decreased the size of tumors by 30 percent or more in 24.8 percent of 132 patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer. ... read more

Anticoagulant Medications: Newer, Easier to Manage Medications May Not Always Be the Best Choice

May 29, 2015 — If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Genetically Different in Older and Younger Patients

May 29, 2015 — While the overall rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) is declining, CRC specifically among young patients is increasing. Previous studies have shown that CRC in patients younger than 50 years old tends ... read more

Migraine Surgery for Teens: Good Results in Initial Experience

May 29, 2015 — As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new ... read more

Wild Chimps Teach Scientists About Gene That Encodes HIV-Fighting Protein

May 28, 2015 — Different people can vary substantially in their genetic susceptibility to viruses, including HIV. Although the biology that underlies this variation in humans is still being uncovered, it seems that ... read more

Regenerating Lost Taste Buds: Key Steps Discovered

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of taste during ... read more

Genetically Elevated Triglyceride Level Associated With Protection Against Type 2 Diabetes

May 28, 2015 — Elevated plasma triglyceride level is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new findings suggest that a genetically-elevated triglyceride level is associated with protection against type ... read more

Vision: Deciphering Dark and Bright

May 28, 2015 — The human sensory systems contend with enormous diversity in the natural world. But it has been known for a long time the brain is adapted to exploit statistical regularities that nonetheless arise ... read more

A New Mechanism Protecting Liver from Dangerous Inflammation

May 28, 2015 — Life-threatening liver inflammation can be caused by excess alcohol, fatty foods, toxins, as well as viral, bacterial, and parasite infections. A study reports that a specific immune cell type in the ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A new study shows potential for eye tests to be conducted easily and affordably using a smartphone ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers in Hong Kong have developed new technology that enables safer and more frequent screenings for ... read more

Life-Prolonging Protein Could Inhibit Aging Diseases

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have found a molecule that plays a key link between dietary restriction and longevity in mammals. This discovery may lead to the development of new therapies to inhibit age-related ... read more

Testing for Tuberculosis Reliably and Quickly

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a simple diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in ... read more

Diabetic Patients! Cactus, Chia and Soy Decrease High Glucose in Blood

May 27, 2015 — The so called functional foods such as cactus pads, chia and soybean, when included in a balanced diet, help reduce obesity and control diabetes, say Mexican ... read more

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