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Tissue analyses indicate survival benefits for some lung cancer patients
Taking small tissue samples from patients with lung cancer and examining them under a microscope, a procedure called histology, is now being utilized to better tailor the chemotherapy treatments to improve survival in some patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer, according to a study presented at the 2008 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, co-sponsored by ASTRO, ASCO, IASLC and the University of Chicago. (2008-11-13)
Significant survival gains from neoadjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk soft tissue sarcoma
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with an anthracycline plus ifosfamide was associated with significant survival gains in patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the trunk or extremities who are at high-risk of recurrence, in an interim analysis that led to the early discontinuation of a trial presented today at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. (2016-10-10)
Not all stem cells are equally efficient for use in regenerative medicine
Scientists at the University of Granada and Alcala de Henares University have concluded that, contrary to what was thought, only a specific group of cord blood stem cells maintained in culture are useful for therapeutic purposes. (2013-01-09)
Tumor location in colorectal cancer may influence survival
The two halves of the human colon have different embryonic origins and gene expression patterns, and these differences may also play a role in cancer biology, according to a study published Feb. (2015-02-24)
Mapping atherosclerotic arteries: Combined approach developed
A new method allows calcified and constricted blood vessels to be visualized with micrometer precision, and can be used to design containers for targeted drug delivery. (2014-05-23)
Clinical value of ginsenoside Rb1 against neuronal damage following cerebral ischemia
Activated microglia-mediated inflammation promotes neuronal damage under cerebral hypoxic-ischemic conditions, so it is likely that inhibiting hypoxia-induced activation of microglia will alleviate neuronal damage. (2014-04-03)
Scientists have been able to grow artificial skin using stem cells from the umbilical cord
This important scientific breakthrough, developed by the University of Granada, will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed. (2013-11-22)
Research identifies patterns of CD24, a novel biomarker for non-small cell lung carcinomas
The May edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology features a study aimed to clarify expression patterns of a novel cancer biomarker, CD24, in non-small cell lung carcinomas and to correlate the findings to clinicopathologic variables, such as performance status, age, gender and prognostic significance. (2010-05-05)
New DVD 'virtual' microscope at UNC-Chapel Hill
First-year medical students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are finding less need to adjust a traditional microscope in their histology curriculum. (2004-03-02)
Analysis shows combining sorafenib with carboplatin/paclitaxel adds no benefit in lung cancer
A clinical trial evaluating the benefit of adding the drug sorafenib to the combination of carboplatin/paclitaxel chemotherapy for lung cancer patients has been stopped based on results from an interim analysis, after an independent data monitoring committee concluded that the study would not meet its primary endpoint of improved overall survival. (2008-04-25)
MRI method for measuring MS progression validated
New imaging research from Western University (London, Canada) has demonstrated that a magnetic resonance imaging approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping can be an important tool for diagnosing and tracking the progression of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases. (2013-12-19)
Drug with unique disruption of tumor blood flow shows promise
Phase II study results of the agent ASA404 showed promise in patients with either squamous or non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. (2010-01-12)
A method for the diagnosis and prognosis of the most aggressive skin cancer, is patented
UPV/EHU researchers have developed a method for the diagnosis and prognosis of cutaneous melanoma, the type of skin cancer with the highest mortality rate. (2014-02-19)
Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory
A fast, high-resolution, 3D mouse embryo visualization technique developed by collaborators at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Utah will revolutionize the way birth defects and cancer genes are studied in animal models. (2006-04-27)
Mongolian paleontologists with a dream come to Montana State University
Jack Horner has flown to Mongolia the past three summers to search for dinosaur bones. (2008-01-15)
Identifying a new type of liver tumor
Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have succeeded in better defining a rare pediatric malignant liver disease -- a necessary step in achieving an optimum treatment. (2017-08-09)
High doses of ursodeoxycholic acid ineffective for NASH patients
A study conducted by researchers at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany found that high doses of ursodeoxycholic acid, suggested by some studies to have a beneficial effect on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), does not improve overall histology in these patients. (2010-07-20)
BioDonostia evaluates the use of a food-related method for the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis
A multidisciplinary research team from the Instituto Biodonostia made up by digestologists, epidemiologists and researchers of the Experimental Unit evaluates the use of a method so far employed in the food industry to improve the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis. (2010-07-20)
Significant survival gains with atezolizumab vs docetaxel for non-small-cell lung cancer
The first phase III study of PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab in previously-treated non-small-cell lung cancer has seen significant improvements in survival compared to standard chemotherapy, researchers reported today at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. (2016-10-09)
Significant survival gains with atezolizumab vs. docetaxel for non-small-cell lung cancer
The first phase III study of PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab in previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer has seen significant improvements in survival compared to standard chemotherapy, researchers reported today at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. (2016-10-09)
Coronary imaging techniques helps to identify plaques likely to cause heart attacks
Late-breaking results from the PROSPECT clinical trial shed new light on the types of vulnerable plaque that are most likely to cause sudden, unexpected adverse cardiac events, and on the ability to identify them through imaging techniques before they occur. (2009-09-24)
Encouraging findings suggest new avenues for treating liver disease in overweight Americans
A progressive form of non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease known as non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can lead to cirrhosis and all its complications. (2010-10-18)
Sanger, Persaud, Marchase receive highest honors from anatomy society
The American Association of Anatomist's presented its highest awards on April 27 during the society's Annual Meeting in Anaheim. (2010-05-03)
Embryos exposed in 3-D
Utah and Texas researchers combined miniature medical CT scans with high-tech computer methods to produce detailed three-dimensional images of mouse embryos - an efficient new method to test the safety of medicines and learn how mutant genes cause birth defects or cancer. (2006-05-04)
IDH and CIC mutations provide prognostic information for grade II and III gliomas
NRG Oncology investigators have identified two biomarkers that are prognostic of overall and progression-free survival for patients with lower-grade gliomas. (2016-10-03)
Olsen, Drake, Schoenwolf receive highest honors from anatomy society
The American Association of Anatomists presented its highest awards during the society's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (2011-04-25)
Accuracy of narrow band imaging with colonoscopy allows for distal non-cancerous polyps to be left in place
According to a new study, the use of narrow band imaging during colonoscopy is sufficiently accurate to allow distal hyperplastic (non-cancerous) polyps to be left in place without removal and small, distal adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) to be removed and discarded without pathologic assessment. (2012-08-27)
ASGE initiative examines real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps
March's GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy includes the first statement from a new ASGE initiative called the Preservation and Incorporation of Valuable Endoscopic Innovations (PIVI). (2011-03-08)
RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation
Scientists at the Universities of North Carolina and Utah have developed a histology expression predictor for the most common types of lung cancer: adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, small cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. (2013-07-16)
Giant dinosaurs hatched with adult-like proportions
Analysis of a new dinosaur fossil suggests that the largest species ever known to walk the Earth was born with adult-like proportions, perhaps allowing it to be more independent than some other species of dinosaur. (2016-04-21)
University of Houston researchers helping Pentagon build mind-controlled prosthetics
A University of Houston professor is leading a multi-institution team that is helping DARPA build mind-controlled prosthetics that can last a lifetime. (2011-01-11)
St. Jude study offers new hope for children with kidney tumors deemed inoperable
Physicians at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have demonstrated that children with bilateral Wilms tumor, a cancer of the kidneys, can retain normal function in both kidneys by undergoing a procedure called bilateral nephron-sparing surgery, even when preoperative scans suggest that the tumors are inoperable. (2008-03-24)
Lung cancer survival better in women
Women with lung cancer are living longer than men, even when the disease is untreated, shows a new study presented at CHEST 2005, the 71st annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). (2005-11-01)
Study suggests link between obesity and kidney cancer
Receptors for leptin, a protein hormone, may be associated with tumor recurrence in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), providing further understanding about molecular links between obesity and RCC tumor formation and prognosis, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2016-04-13)
Drug combination may provide option to patients with NSCLC ineligible for bevacizumab
Nab-paclitaxel and carboplatin yielded a 41 percent response rate. Toxicity of the combination is (2012-04-03)
American Association of Anatomists awards lifetime achievement in anatomy
The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) is honored to announce its 2016 award winners. (2016-03-29)
From beaker to bits: Collaboration creates computational model of human tissue
Computer scientists and biologists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a rare collaboration between the two very different fields to pick apart a fundamental roadblock to progress in modern medicine. (2012-04-02)
New model to aid pancreatic cancer research
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have developed a new animal model for pancreatic cancer that exhibits a high degree of similarity to human tumors. (2006-11-14)
Mouse brain seen in sharpest detail ever
The most detailed magnetic resonance images ever obtained of a mammalian brain are now available to researchers in a free, online atlas of an ultra-high-resolution mouse brain, thanks to work at the Duke Center for In Vivo Microscopy. (2010-10-25)
Largest dinosaur population growth study ever shows how Maiasaura lived and died
Research into a vast bone bed in western Montana has yielded the most complete life history of any dinosaur known. (2015-10-02)
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