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New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Cancer - Τετ, 08/16/2017 - 10:00
Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.
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New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Genetics - Τετ, 08/16/2017 - 10:00
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...
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Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals

Genetics - Τετ, 08/16/2017 - 10:00
Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a study reported in a recent issue of the journal mBio.
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Cutaneous horn: Pictures, causes, and treatment

Cancer - Τρί, 08/15/2017 - 19:00
A cutaneous horn is a type of growth that appears on the skin. It may be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn how to recognize this skin growth.
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Azotemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Hematology - Τρί, 08/15/2017 - 10:00
What is azotemia and what are the different types of azotemia? Learn about the causes, how azotemia is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
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'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

Cancer - Τρί, 08/15/2017 - 10:00
Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests.
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Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life

Cancer - Τρί, 08/15/2017 - 10:00
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year.
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Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder

Genetics - Τρί, 08/15/2017 - 10:00
Brain-in-a-dish approach also showed two existing HIV drugs may be effective in rescuing mutated cells.
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Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

Cancer - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 19:00
Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer.
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Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered

Genetics - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 19:00
Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer.
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Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

Genetics - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 18:00
Using 3-D organoids made from stem cells, scientists managed to uncover a six-step process by which hair grows and stimulated hair growth.
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Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate

Cancer - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 16:00
Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer...
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Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain

Genetics - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 16:00
UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation - a surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved...
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Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some women

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 10:00
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages.
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Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 10:00
Sleep disorders among pregnant women are associated with early birth. Insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to double the risk of early preterm birth.
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Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

Cancer - Δευ, 08/14/2017 - 10:00
Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.
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Caput succedaneum: Symptoms, causes, and outlook

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Κυρ, 08/13/2017 - 10:00
Caput succedaneum is a buildup of bloody fluid on the part of a baby's skull that emerges first at birth. The condition often resolves itself. Learn more.
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Leukemia: Mushroom protein could be used in future treatments

Cancer - Κυρ, 08/13/2017 - 10:00
A protein found in the edible mushroom commonly known as "shaggy ink cap" has the potential to kill leukemia T cells, a new study suggests.
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Iron poisoning: What you need to know

Hematology - Σάβ, 08/12/2017 - 19:00
Iron poisoning is a medical emergency and can be especially dangerous in children. What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?
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Could vitamin B-3 be the answer to miscarriages and birth defects?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 08/11/2017 - 19:00
Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests.
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