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Small-cell lung cancer patients encounter obstacles to receiving standard-of-care treatment

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:48
Despite decades of clinical research establishing chemotherapy with thoracic radiation as the standard-of-care for the initial management of non-metastatic small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), a large percentage of U.S. patients do not receive these treatments and in turn have lower overall survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Women with breast size dissatisfaction less likely to carry out self-examinations

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:37
New research shows that women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations to screen for breast cancer.

Phase III clinical study of regenerative therapy for treating damaged cartilage has started

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:07
A group of researchers at Osaka University developed a synthetic tissue using synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treating damaged cartilage, which had previously been incurable and had no effective therapies.

LivaNova enrolls first patient in RESTORE-LIFE study for treatment-resistant depression

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 05:56
LivaNova PLC, a market-leading medical technology company, today announced the launch and enrollment of the first patient in the Global Prospective, Multi-center, Observational Post-market Study to Assess Short-, Mid- and Long-term Effectiveness and Efficiency of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy® as Adjunctive Therapy in Real-world Patients with Difficult to Treat Depression.

Study finds new brainstem changes in Parkinson’s disease

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:14
A pioneering study has found that patients with Parkinson's disease have more errors in the mitochondrial DNA within the brainstem, leading to increased cell death in that area.

Researchers describe key cellular receptor involved in ovarian cancer metastasis

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:56
Researchers of the Molecular Signaling in Cancer group of the Oncobell program - proCURE Program have described a key cellular receptor in the processes of metastasis in ovarian cancer.

Macrophage nanosponges offer promising solution for effectively managing sepsis

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:31
A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage "nanosponges" that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger sepsis.

Study reveals a loophole in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:21
A team of researchers in Italy and Austria has determined that a drug approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may be less effective in a particular subset of patients.

Poor oral health contributes to frailty in older adults

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:05
Oral health issues are common among older adults. These issues include tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth.

Researchers develop new compound that inhibits growth of melanoma cells

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:43
An international team of researchers has developed a novel compound that successfully inhibits growth of melanoma cells by targeting specific epigenetic modifying proteins in these cells.

Increased awareness of STIs alone does not guarantee safer sexual behavior, study shows

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:35
More and more people are aware of modes of transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and ways to be protected from them with increased media proliferation in recent years.

Children with high BMI more often underestimate their body size

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:30
Estimating your own body size and weight can be difficult. It turns out that this is true not only for adults, but also for children.

Asthma and allergic rhinitis linked to increased risk of cataracts

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:23
In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50% increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however.

Scientists discover mechanism that amplifies autoimmune reaction in early stage islet autoimmunity

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:17
Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered a mechanism that amplifies the autoimmune reaction in an early stage of pancreatic islet autoimmunity prior to the progression to clinical type 1 diabetes.

Scientists develop promising new approach to tinnitus treatment

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:05
An experimental device that delivers precisely timed signals to target nerve activity in the brain could help ease the symptoms of tinnitus.

Study finds significant increase in perfectionism among young people since the 1980s

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:25
A new study published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Psychological Bulletin suggests that in comparison with prior generations, the urge among today's college students to be perfect in mind, body, and career has remarkably increased, and this may take a toll on the mental health of young people.