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Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers at the University of the Michigan, Ann Arbor, searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. (2019-02-19)
Progress in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors
Cancer researchers at the University of Bonn have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma. (2019-02-18)
Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. (2019-02-15)
Hypofractionated RT should be considered new practice standard for men with low risk prostate cancer
Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule (H-RT), a treatment schedule that delivers a total dose of radiotherapy over a shorter period of time, is not worse than the conventional radiotherapy schedule (C-RT) in terms of bowel, bladder, sexual, and general quality of life (QOL) as well as anxiety and depression for men with low risk prostate cancer. (2019-02-15)
Combo T cell and targeted therapy strategy for resistant melanoma with BRAF mutation
Collaborative research by The Wistar Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center has demonstrated that BRAF targeted therapies render resistant melanoma more sensitive to the attack of killer T cells. (2019-02-14)
Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers
In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away. (2019-02-13)
New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers
Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of all brain tumors produces a response that prevents radiation treatment from working. (2019-02-13)
Study finds upsurge in 'active surveillance' for low-risk prostate cancer
Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative 'active surveillance' strategy, according to an analysis of a new federal database by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (2019-02-11)
Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups
Japanese scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. (2019-02-08)
Shorter course of radiation therapy effective in treating men with prostate cancer
A new UCLA-led study shows that men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time and still have the same, successful outcomes as from a much longer course of treatment. (2019-02-08)
An adaptive textile keeps cool by self-regulating its thermal properties
Researchers have developed a 'cool' textile that self-regulates its thermal properties based on how hot, sweaty or cold the wearer is, according to a new report. (2019-02-07)
Physicists take big step in nanolaser design
Constant question: nanolaser or just simple LED? Physicists from MIPT have developed a method that will help you to find at what circumstances nanolasers qualify as true lasers bypassing technically challenging direct coherence measurements. (2019-02-06)
Japanese study finds concerning trends in cervical cancer and treatment response
Osaka University-centered research examined a large-scale Japanese data cohort for trends in cervical cancer prevalence, treatment, and survival. (2019-02-06)
The delicate balance of treating growing but brittle bones
Turning off a bone receptor protein could potentially treat osteoporosis in children without affecting bone growth. (2019-02-01)
Researchers determine seasonal risk threshold for patients with folate deficiency
The possible association between sun exposure and folate levels in human blood has been a major topic of discussion among experts all around the world. (2019-02-01)
High-dose radiation therapy improves long-term survival in patients with stage-IV cancers, trial finds
The first report from a phase II, multi-center clinical trial indicates that a newer, more aggressive form of radiation therapy -- stereotactic radiation -- can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining their quality of life. (2019-01-31)
3D virtual slicing of an antique violin reveals ancient varnishing methods
Italian violin-making masters of the distant past developed varnishing techniques that lent their instruments both an excellent musical tone and impressive appearance. (2019-01-28)
Gene changes may predict breast cancer relapse, study suggests
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women taking a common type of hormone therapy. (2019-01-21)
Gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the Leiden University Medical Center have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage. (2019-01-18)
No substantial benefit from transplantation reported for a high-risk leukemia subtype
Study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found treatment guided by measuring minimal residual disease was associated with better outcomes for hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. (2019-01-18)
Right on target: Light hybrid molecule stop tumor growth in mice
A team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS', the Moscow Technological University (MIREA) and the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University has experimentally proved the effectiveness of the formerly suggested 'light' method in oncotherapy. (2019-01-17)
Advances and challenges in precise nanomedicine for intelligent therapy of cancer
The authors demonstrate the recent advances of intelligent cancer nanomedicine, and discuss the comprehensive understanding of their structure-function relationship for smart and efficient cancer nanomedicine including various imaging and therapeutic applications, as well as nanotoxicity. (2019-01-16)
Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light
Columbia and Harvard scientists have developed a novel chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure. (2019-01-16)
New PET probe could improve detection of primary and metastatic melanoma
A new nuclear medicine method for detecting malignant melanoma, one of the most aggressive skin cancers, has been successfully tested for the first time in humans and could improve detection of both primary and metastatic melanoma. (2019-01-16)
Suicide risk more than quadruples for people with cancer
People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (2019-01-14)
Nebraska leads $11 million study to develop radiation exposure drugs
Academic and medical researchers at the University of Nebraska are partnering with the Department of Defense to develop drug compounds that protect against and treat radiation exposure. (2019-01-14)
New leukemia drug is more effective and easier to use
A landmark study co-authored by a Loyola Medicine oncologist has found that a newer targeted drug is significantly more effective than standard therapy for treating elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). (2019-01-11)
Novel biomarker appears predictive of outcome in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancers
Rather than classifying based solely on HPV status, MD Anderson researchers have discovered a new biomarker for head and neck cancers that may enable clinicians to better predict patient outcomes and lower treatment intensity to reduce side effects. (2019-01-10)
New technique offers rapid assessment of radiation exposure
Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to assess radiation exposure in about an hour using an insulator material found in most modern electronics. (2019-01-09)
Ohio State research finds toilet stool may solve common bowel issues
One in six Americans experience constipation, but far fewer want to talk about it. (2019-01-09)
Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more
A new USC and Stanford study, conducted in mice, shows that successfully transplanted stem cells don't behave 'normally' as in a healthy person without a transplant. (2019-01-09)
New approach may curb treatment-related skin fibrosis in cancer patients
A clinical-scientific team specializing in head-and-neck cancer has identified a way to manipulate metabolism to potentially curb skin fibrosis -- a common side effect of radiotherapy affecting quality of life of cancer survivors. (2019-01-07)
Radiation doses from CT scans should be more consistent, say experts
Large differences in radiation doses used for CT scans are mainly due to how the scanners are used by medical staff rather than differences in the patients scanned or the machines used, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2019-01-02)
See invisible into HER catalysis
Chinese scientists makes a big step forward in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) from water electrolysis! (2019-01-02)
Patients now living a median 6.8 years after stage IV ALK+ lung cancer diagnosis
Stage IV ALK+ lung cancer patients treated at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital between 2009 and 2017 had median overall survival of 6.8 years. (2018-12-31)
Higher radiation dose needed to X-ray obese patients increases cancer risk
Extremely obese people are needing a far higher dose of radiation during x-ray examinations than people of normal weight, increasing their risk of cancer, new research has shown. (2018-12-20)
The production of Ac-225
This manuscript attempts to present an overview of availability sources of 225Ac and production methods by which additional supplies might be made available to the community of clinical researchers seeking their application in the treatment of human disease. (2018-12-20)
Time to biochemical failure could be used as surrogate endpoint in treatment: LA prostate cancer
An analysis of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-RTOG 9202 showed that the interval of time to biochemical failure (IBF), or the time it takes for previously treated cancer to return as indicated by prostate specific antigen (PSA) rise, could be used as a surrogate endpoint for locally advanced prostate cancer. (2018-12-20)
The potential of nanomaterials to activate the body's antitumor immune response investigated
Immunity plays an immense role in the body's fight against cancer. (2018-12-19)
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens
Researchers have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory to measure, for the first time, the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type of active galaxies. (2018-12-18)
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