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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Ki67 May Help Avoid Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Some Patients

Sep. 29, 2016 — Breast cancer patients over 50 years old could be spared invasive procedures by use of stratification based on tumor size and molecular characteristics, including Ki67. The cell proliferation index ... read more

Platelet Biomechanics Sheds Light on Coronary Disease

Sep. 28, 2016 — The answer to a 20-year-old physiology question may offer clues for the treatment and prevention of thrombosis and its related conditions, as well as heart ... read more

Empowering Diabetes Patients Through Technology

Sep. 28, 2016 — Researchers have received a five-year, $4 million federal grant to study how mobile technology can assist African American and Hispanic patients in adhering to their diabetes treatment ... read more

Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Sep. 28, 2016 — A pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease has been conducted. In it, researchers sifted through a sample of approximately ten billion tweets posted between 2009 and 2015, and ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — For those people living with diabetes, every day requires around-the-clock monitoring and management, explain experts. This daily monitoring can be a particular challenge for young people who also ... read more

Tackling Obesity in Rural Communities

Sep. 27, 2016 — Currently, excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 in 5 cancer-related deaths. Obesity is associated with increased risk of at least eight types of cancer. Now obesity has been identified as a ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal ... read more

Volcano Emissions Linked to Increases in Asthma Attacks

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new study from the active volcano K?lauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people -- especially children -- with asthma are at greater risk of having serious asthma attacks if ... read more

Study Reveals Tremendous Clinical, Economic Burden of Common Chronic Liver Disease

Sep. 27, 2016 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease worldwide, is increasing in prevalence and is currently estimated to affect approximately one-quarter of the general ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Earlier Treatment With Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Linked With Less Disability Following Stroke

Sep. 27, 2016 — In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to ... read more

Young People Need Help in Understanding a Parent's Suicide

Sep. 27, 2016 — Talking about suicide is associated with such strong stigma that young people whose parents have taken their own life must turn to strangers, for example people they meet on the internet, to ... read more

Contrary to Cliché, the Elderly Will Take Medical Risks Given Enough Benefits

Sep. 27, 2016 — We know that the elderly are risk averse when it comes to their finances, but until now few studies have looked at how the elderly judge medical treatment risks, an increasingly vital ... read more

Help Needed to Identify Post-Stroke Visual Impairments

Sep. 27, 2016 — A review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new kit that will allow doctors to find out within minutes if diabetic patients are suffering from inflammation has now been developed by ... read more

Measurement Helps Craniofacial Surgeons Better Evaluate Children With Skull Deformity

Sep. 26, 2016 — A baby’s skull is made of several plates of bone that fuse together over time to form a single structure. Previous research has shown that approximately one in 2,000 babies have plates that fuse ... read more

Group Psychoeducation Offers 'Early Intervention' for Bipolar Patients

Sep. 26, 2016 — Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Iron nanoparticles can activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, according to a study. The nanoparticles, which are commercially available as the injectable iron supplement ferumoxytol, are ... read more

Vaccine Vs Many Common Cold Viruses Achievable

Sep. 26, 2016 — Scientists are making the case that a vaccine against rhinoviruses, the predominant cause of the common cold, is achievable, saying that the immune system can handle the ... read more

Tapping Evolution to Improve Biotech Products

Sep. 26, 2016 — Scientists can improve protein-based drugs by reaching into the evolutionary past, a new paper proposes. As a proof of concept for this approach, the research team showed how "ancestral sequence ... read more

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