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What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

Cancer - Δευ, 01/28/2019 - 23:00
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.
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These immune cells renew themselves after acute kidney injury

Genetics - Δευ, 01/28/2019 - 18:00
A new study in mice finds that after acute kidney injury, kidney-resident macrophages reprogram to a state that is similar to those in newborn mice.
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Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

Cancer - Κυρ, 01/27/2019 - 10:00
New research finds that a chemical analog of a compound found in the endangered Chinese fir tree 'Abies beshanzuensis' can help fight off cancer.
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Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

Cancer - Σάβ, 01/26/2019 - 10:00
New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.
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Which foods can help with breastfeeding?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 01/25/2019 - 22:00
Women need extra calories and nutrients while breastfeeding to ensure that they are producing enough milk to keep the baby well-nourished. Eating the right foods can help support lactation. Learn more here.
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What is an OB-GYN?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 01/25/2019 - 20:00
An OB-GYN is a doctor who specializes in obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynecology (female reproductive health). In this article, we discuss what an OB-GYN is, the procedures they can perform, and their specialisms.
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How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

Cancer - Παρ, 01/25/2019 - 19:00
Regular use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increased survival in people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and alteration in the PIK3CA gene.
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How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

Genetics - Παρ, 01/25/2019 - 19:00
Regular use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increased survival in people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and alteration in the PIK3CA gene.
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'Genetic dice are loaded against' obese people

Genetics - Παρ, 01/25/2019 - 17:00
A new study finds that thin people have a genetic advantage that helps them stay slim, while overweight people are genetically disadvantaged.
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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Cancer - Πέμ, 01/24/2019 - 21:00
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It can recur more frequently than other types. This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer.
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Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

Cancer - Πέμ, 01/24/2019 - 13:00
A recent study examines melanoma mortality across the United States. The researchers identify large differences between states. Why could this be?
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What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Hematology - Πέμ, 01/24/2019 - 00:00
Vitamin B-12 is essential for blood health. People with vitamin B-12 deficiency may have a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, nerve problems, and trouble thinking. In this article, we discuss 11 symptoms and their causes.
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What to know about contusions

Hematology - Τετ, 01/23/2019 - 22:00
A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. They may affect the bones, muscles, skin, eyes, mouth, and many of the internal organs. Learn more about types of contusion here.
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Alzheimer's: Could targeting this mechanism reverse memory decline?

Genetics - Τετ, 01/23/2019 - 19:00
New study identifies gene expression changes behind memory loss and shows how targeting them reverses the loss temporarily in a mouse model of Alzheimer's.
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Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

Cancer - Τετ, 01/23/2019 - 15:00
R-CHOP chemotherapy uses a combination of five different drugs to treat specific types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Learn more about how this treatment works and the potential side effects here.
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Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

Cancer - Τετ, 01/23/2019 - 13:00
New research tests the benefits of oolong tea extract in multiple breast cancer cell lines and finds that it stops cancer cells from growing.
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What to know about hypokalemia

Hematology - Τετ, 01/23/2019 - 00:00
Hypokalemia is when a person has too little potassium in their blood. Symptoms include low blood pressure, muscle twitching, and paralysis. Learn more about hypokalemia here.
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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

Cancer - Τρί, 01/22/2019 - 18:00
New research finds that chaotic swings in the concentration of a certain protein is key for regulating our immune response and preventing chronic disease.
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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

Genetics - Τρί, 01/22/2019 - 18:00
New research finds that chaotic swings in the concentration of a certain protein is key for regulating our immune response and preventing chronic disease.
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'Reprogramming' immune cells to attack cancer tumors

Cancer - Τρί, 01/22/2019 - 17:00
Macrophages, the immune cells that 'eat' pathogens and cell debris, are often ineffective against cancer cells. How can we co-opt them to attack tumors?
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