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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Study Finds Single, Escalated Dose of Brachytherapy Radiation May Be a Safe and Effective Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

Mar. 1, 2017 — Results from a new prospective clinical trial indicate that high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy administered in a single, 19 Gray (Gy) treatment may be a safe and effective alternative to longer ... read more

New TB Drug Candidates Developed from Soil Bacteria

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new treatment for TB set to be developed using compounds derived from bacterium that live in soil, according to international collaboration of researchers. A new compound – created from soil ... read more

Poor Adolescent, Early Adult Diet Associated With Increased Risk for Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Mar. 1, 2017 — Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early ... read more

Researchers Suggest New Theory for How Parkinson's Disease Develops

Mar. 1, 2017 — The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve. Instead, say researchers, the protein may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous ... read more

Does Pre-Eclampsia During Pregnancy Increase Risk to Mothers' Eyes?

Mar. 1, 2017 — Pre-eclampsia may be associated with retinal disease in the mother later in life, new research indicates. Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and large ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have developed an in vitro stem cell-based bioassay grown on multi-electrode arrays capable of detecting the biological activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins. Their assay could ... read more

Wound Healing: The Stem Cell Dynamic

Mar. 1, 2017 — One of the key questions in biology is to identify how tissues are repaired after trauma and understand how stem cells migrate, proliferate, and differentiate to repair tissue damage. Researchers ... read more

Exercise Helps Prevent Falls in Parkinson's Patients

Mar. 1, 2017 — Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A joint research team developed a mesh which can be wrapped around injured peripheral nerves to facilitate their regeneration and restore their ... read more

New Target for Parkinson's Disease Identified by Researchers

Feb. 28, 2017 — Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but ... read more

Promise in Light Therapy to Treat Chronic Pain

Feb. 28, 2017 — Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity, their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically ... read more

Two Migration Proteins Boost Predictive Value of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker

Feb. 28, 2017 — Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team ... read more

From Heroin Addiction to Alcohol-Related Problems

Feb. 28, 2017 — Methadone programs and long-term therapy using other opioids evidently work. People addicted to heroin consume less heroin, cocaine and even alcohol at the beginning of the treatment. As a long-term ... read more

Liver Tumor Growth in Mice Slowed With New Chemo-Immunotherapy Treatment

Feb. 28, 2017 — Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, but treatment options are limited and many patients are diagnosed in late stages when the disease can't be treated. Now, ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers has now been discovered by ... read more

Nonsurgical Treatment Can Correct Congenital Ear Malformations in Infants

Feb. 28, 2017 — For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear, avoiding the pain and cost of later surgery, reports a ... read more

Transgender and Gender-Fluid Teens Left With Few Safe Harbors

Feb. 28, 2017 — Transgender and gender-fluid teens, particularly those born male, face up to three times more mental and physical abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers, according to a new ... read more

More Mosquito Species Than Previously Thought May Transmit Zika

Feb. 28, 2017 — Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have introduced a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death among in older adults. The exact causes of Alzheimer's ... read more

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