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Insights into how brain cancer evades the immune system

Glioblastoma - a universally fatal form of brain cancer - is known for its ability to hijack immune checkpoints and evade detection and destruction by the body's immune defenses. But many of the details underlying this feat remain unknown. Show More Summary

Study suggests molecular imaging strategy for determining molecular classifications of NSCLC

Recent findings suggest a novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging approach determining epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status for improved lung cancer patient management. The findings are published in the Mar. 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

When fee-pressured audit offices focus on non-audit services, financial statements suffer, study sho

Firms hire auditors to create independent assessments of their financial statements, providing assurance to investors and outside parties that they are free from material misstatement. However -- especially since the economic downturn -- companies pressure auditors to lower their fees as a way to reduce costs. Show More Summary

Northeastern researchers identify 36 new genes implicated in cardiac disease

One in four deaths in the United States each year are due to heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's the leading killer of both men and women, but the disease's genetic complexity makes it difficult to treat.

New approach to measuring stickiness could aid micro-device design

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), devices with microscopic moving parts.

New study: Snowpack levels show dramatic decline in western states

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study of long-term snow monitoring sites in the western United States found declines in snowpack at more than 90 percent of those sites - and one-third of the declines were deemed significant.

New method identifies splicing biomarkers for liver cancer

Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Because liver cancer is particularly diverse, genetically, and prone to relapse, identifying biomarkers that can predict disease progression is a critical goal in the fight against it. Researchers at Cold Spring...Show More Summary

Dual frequency comb generated on a single chip using a single laser

New York, NY--March 2, 2018--In a new paper published today in Science Advances, researchers under the direction of Columbia Engineering Professors Michal Lipson and Alexander Gaeta (Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics) have miniaturized...Show More Summary

Planning for smallpox outbreak must consider immunosuppression

Unprecedented levels of immunosuppression in countries like Australia and the US must be considered in planning for the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world, an expert in infectious diseases warned. "Smallpox was eradicated...Show More Summary

Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modification

Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modification In a randomized clinical trial comparing two treatments, both groups of participants report significant weight loss, better diabetes management and improved quality of life

Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis

A treatment that improves the lives of nearly 1.3 million people with rheumatoid arthritis might one day originate from scorpion venom. A group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one...Show More Summary

Stars around the milky way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?

Maunakea, Hawaii - An international team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) has made a surprising discovery about the birthplace of groups of stars located in the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. These halo...Show More Summary

Check offenders for history of head injuries, experts say

Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say. When a person enters the justice system, there is an "opportunity" to screen them for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which could help to better support...Show More Summary

Over years, depression changes the brain, new CAMH study shows

TORONTO, February 26, 2018 - Is clinical depression always the same illness, or does it change over time? New brain imaging research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that the brain alters after years of persistent depression, suggesting the need to change how we think about depression as it progresses.

Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky antieaters

Since the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky anteater species. This short-snouted, pigmy-sized anteater would then...Show More Summary

Powerful flare from star Proxima Centauri detected with ALMA

Space weather emitted by Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our sun, may make that system rather inhospitable to life after all. Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March. Show More Summary

Colorectal cancer: Combined analysis enhances risk prediction

If first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person's own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Show More Summary

Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at Olympics

OAK BROOK, Ill. - The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role...Show More Summary

Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB

Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Screening latent TB infection based on demographic...Show More Summary

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