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Finding a non-invasive way to predict effectiveness of cancer therapy
Researchers have taken a critical step toward developing a non-invasive nuclear medicine technique that can predict the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors, allowing for personalized, precision treatment. (2019-12-13)
Rapid tissue donation program offers feasible approach to improve research
In an article published in Cancer Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center scientists describe a community-based program called the Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) protocol. (2019-12-13)
Standard pathology tests outperform molecular subtyping in bladder cancer
While trying to develop a comparatively easy, inexpensive way to give physicians and their patients with bladder cancer a better idea of likely outcome and best treatment options, scientists found that sophisticated new subtyping techniques designed to do this provide no better information than long-standing pathology tests. (2019-12-13)
Entrectinib effective, well-tolerated against ROS1 and NTRK lung cancers, especially with brain metastases
Pooled analysis of three phase 1 and 2 clinical trials show that the drug entrectinib is effective and well-tolerated against advanced ROS1 and NTRK fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). (2019-12-13)
Ultrasound blasts potent glioblastoma drug into brain tumor
A potent drug for glioblastoma can't be used in patients. (2019-12-12)
Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brain
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. (2019-12-12)
Research reveals how muscles talk to the brain to regulate feeding behavior
A study from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital sheds light on the mechanisms governing feeding behavior in fruit flies and how skeletal muscle communicates energy needs to the brain. (2019-12-12)
Adding tucatinib to drug combination extends survival for advanced HER2+ breast cancer patients
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported study results showing the addition of tucatinib to capecitabine (Xeloda) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, with and without brain metastasis according to results of the HER2CLIMB clinical trial. (2019-12-11)
Immune outposts inside kidney tumors predict post-surgery outcomes
Patients with well-supported immune cells in their tumors are more likely to control their cancers' growth for a longer time, an observation that could guide treatment decisions after surgery for kidney cancer. (2019-12-11)
Mechanisms help pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation
A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients in from their surroundings. (2019-12-11)
Dementia study reveals how proteins interact to stop brain signals
Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could aid the quest for treatments. (2019-12-10)
How playing the drums changes the brain
People who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function. (2019-12-09)
Microcapsules for targeted drug delivery to cancer cells
A team of scientists from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University together with their colleagues developed a method of targeted drug delivery to cancer cells. (2019-12-09)
UCLA study shows inhibition of gene helps overcome resistance to immunotherapy
A new study helps explain why some people with advanced cancer may not respond to one of the leading immunotherapies, PD-1 blockade, and how a new combination approach may help overcome resistance to the immunotherapy drug. (2019-12-09)
Scientists show thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks solid tumors
Within weeks, CAR T cells targeting ovarian cancer cleared tumors in 70% of treated mice, shows study in Nature Biomedical Engineering. (2019-12-09)
Biomarker may aid in determining treatment for cancer patients
A blood test revealed the presence of a biomarker that may offer insights into the survival rates of glioblastoma patients. (2019-12-09)
The genetic signature of memory
Despite their importance in memory, the human cortex and subcortex display a distinct collection of 'gene signatures.' The work recently published in eNeuro increases our understanding of how the brain creates memories and identifies potential genes for further investigation. (2019-12-09)
Common genetic link between autism and Tourette's impairs brain communication
Scientists have discovered how a genetic alteration that increases the risk of developing Autism and Tourette's impacts on the brain. (2019-12-09)
Scientists use crabs to validate popular method to identify unknown human brain neurons
A crab's nervous system could help scientists learn what causes single neurons in the human brain to become 'out of whack,' which can contribute to the development of neurological diseases like Alzheimer's disease. (2019-12-06)
Multiple correlations between brain complexity and locomotion pattern in vertebrates
Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, have uncovered multi-level relationships between locomotion - the ways animals move - and brain architecture, using high-definition 3D models of lizard and snake brains. (2019-12-05)
Bile duct biomarker? Protein found to pinpoint patients with a lethal cancer
Patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a form of bile duct cancer, have a poor prognosis. (2019-12-05)
Does weight loss surgery affect colorectal cancer risk?
Although colorectal cancer is associated with obesity, it is unclear if weight loss surgery impacts the incidence of these tumors. (2019-12-04)
Respiration key to increase oxygen in the brain
Contrary to accepted knowledge, blood can bring more oxygen to mice brains when they exercise because the increased respiration packs more oxygen into the hemoglobin, according to an international team of researchers who believe that this holds true for all mammals. (2019-12-04)
New methodology developed at UPV to monitor patients with glioblastoma
The UPV methodology helps medical doctors know the patients' situation with greater precision; it allows them to obtain several vascular biomarkers directly linked to their survival. (2019-12-04)
Dangerous skin tumor now has treatment guidelines
A new study reports the first guidelines for treating sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands. (2019-12-04)
Improving blood vessel health in the brain may help combat Alzheimer's
Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or treat amyloid-beta accumulation. (2019-12-03)
Deep learning identifies molecular patterns of cancer
An artificial intelligence platform developed at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) can analyze genomic data extremely quickly, picking out key patterns to classify different types of colorectal tumors and improve the drug discovery process. (2019-12-02)
Decision-making process becomes visible in the brain
Transparent fish larvae reveal how a decision makes its way through the brain. (2019-12-02)
Improving drug delivery for brain tumor treatment
Despite improvements in drug delivery mechanisms, treating brain tumors has remained challenging. (2019-12-02)
Researchers find clue to preventing addiction relapse
A study published in Neuropsychopharmacology reported that relapse can be prevented by controlling cells in a brain region called the nucleus accumbens. (2019-12-02)
New treatment for brain tumors uses electrospun fiber
University of Cincinnati professor Andrew Steckl, working with researchers from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. (2019-12-02)
Smoking may cause white scars on the brain
Nearly half of all people over the age of 50 have scarring in their brain's white matter. (2019-11-29)
Concussion recovery not clear cut for children
Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child's concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey matter. (2019-11-28)
Inadequacies in current early-stage lung cancer treatment revealed
Researchers from Tohoku University and Tohoku University Hospital have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. (2019-11-27)
Scientists develop first implantable magnet resonance detector
A new miniature NMR implant measures neuronal activity. (2019-11-27)
Not seeing the trees for the wood
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have shown how it is possible that objects stand out less when they are surrounded by similar objects. (2019-11-27)
Beware of swimming if you use deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's
Researchers have identified nine cases of people who lost their ability to swim after having a deep brain stimulation device implanted to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease. (2019-11-27)
Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson's patients
A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study. (2019-11-26)
Encouraging normal liver cells to fight cancer
A study conducted at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology discovered that healthy liver tissue surrounding a tumor activates a defence mechanism that restrains tumor growth. (2019-11-25)
Approaching the perception of touch in the brain
More than ten percent of the cerebral cortex are involved in processing information about our sense of touch -- a larger area than previously thought. (2019-11-25)
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