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Digital pills successfully monitor opioid use after injury

21 minutes agoHealth : EurekAlert: Health

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) BWH investigators report on the results from a pilot study of 15 individuals who received a prescription to take oxycodone digital pills as needed following treatment for acute fractures. The team found...Show More Summary

Use of Prostate Health Index test reduces unnecessary biopsies

22 minutes agoHealth : EurekAlert: Health

(Springer) The Prostate Health Index (phi) is a cost-effective tool used by urologists to detect prostate cancer. It reduces the risk of over diagnosis, and cuts down on the need to send men for unnecessary and often uncomfortable biopsies. Show More Summary

Special Focus Issue of Future Oncology highlights advances in image guided therapy

22 minutes agoHealth : EurekAlert: Health

(Future Science Group) The Future Science Group (FSG) published journal, Future Oncology, has released a special focus issue that examines the field of image guided therapy in oncology, highlighting the latest advancements in image guided therapy and the application of several techniques in a number of cancer types.

VTT develops disposable optical test substrate for detecting harmful microbes

23 minutes agoHealth : EurekAlert: Health

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world.

Improved method of engineering T-cells to attack cancer

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(Cardiff University) Researchers at Cardiff University have found a way to boost the cancer-destroying ability of the immune system's T-cells, offering new hope in the fight against a wide range of cancers.

Enterovirus vaccine prevents virus-induced diabetes in a T1D experimental model

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(University of Tampere) Scientists at the University of Tampere (Finland) and the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) have demonstrated that an enterovirus vaccine can protect against virus-induced diabetes in a mouse model for Type 1 diabetes.

Pre-diabetes discovery marks step towards precision medicine

(University of Sydney) Identification of three molecules that can be used to accurately assess pre-diabetes -- a key predictor of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure -- has brought precision medicine for humans a step closer.

Osimertinib improves progression-free survival in Asian EGFR-mutated lung cancer patients

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Osimertinib improves progression-free survival compared to standard first line therapy in Asian patients with EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the Asian subset analysis of the FLAURA trial presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress, sumultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Study shows new second line therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer is effective and safe

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A randomised trial in 650 patients has confirmed the safety and efficacy of a new second line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress.

Neurobiology: Fixated on food?

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen) Contrast has an impact on the optokinetic reflex, which enables us to clearly perceive the landscape from a moving train. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now shown that visual features that modulate this ability are encoded in the retina.

Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy

(Food Allergy Research & Education) The breastmilk of mothers exposed to egg during pregnancy and breastfeeding has been found to protect nursing newborns against egg allergy symptoms. This research in mice, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reinforces recent guidance that women should not avoid allergenic foods while they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study has demonstrated the ability of cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and...Show More Summary

Mainstreaming genetic counselling for ovarian cancer

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A study that looked at mainstreaming genetic counselling for ovarian cancer to support screening programmes in Malaysia was presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. The preliminary results ofShow More Summary

Study finds all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk factors for oral cancer.

Only one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Just one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, according to a study presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. The research in nearly 5,400 women also found that only 5% knew about mammography for early detection of breast cancer.

More care is needed for cancer supportive care

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Cancer-related effects and the treatment itself can have a significant psychosocial impact on cancer survivors. A recent study (STEP study) that assessed over 1800 cancer survivors across ten countries in Asia Pacific was presented at the ESMO Asia Congress today.

Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes TBI recovery in mice

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 -- the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor -- and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after traumatic brain injury, said Dr. Zhang, a W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research.

Some cancer therapies may provide a new way to treat high blood pressure

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance...Show More Summary

Cell-weighing method could help doctors choose cancer drugs

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple myeloma patients. Their predictions correlated with how those patients actually fared when treated with those drugs.

National cooperative group trial seeks to cut in half early mortality rates for rare leukemia

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A national cooperative group trial is making a handful of the country's experts in a rare leukemia available around the clock, with the goal of cutting by more than half the high mortality...Show More Summary

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