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Shape of prostate and compartments in gland differ in men with cancer, research reveals

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:49
Preliminary computerized imaging reveals the shape of the prostate and a compartment within the gland--called the transitional zone--consistently differ in men with prostate cancer than those without the disease, according to new research led by Case Western Reserve University.

New PET radiotracer effectively detects early and advanced stages of prostate cancer

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:38
In the featured article from the February 2017 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers document the first-in-human application of a new imaging agent to help find prostate cancer in both early and advanced stages and plan treatment.

New 'mirror game' test could provide accurate and early diagnosis of schizophrenia

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:31
Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia.

Scientists discover way of improving immune system’s memory to recognise and fight cancers

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:08
Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered an important way that the immune system can learn to recognise and fight cancers.

‘Love hormone’ from insects could be used as drug lead to prevent uterine contractility in preterm labour

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 05:58
In a recent study published in "Scientific Reports", an international team of researchers led by MedUni Vienna report that an oxytocin-like neuropeptide ("inotocin") exhibited a specific pharmacological profile for the human receptors of oxytocin (known as the "love hormone") and vasopressin.

Hand-grip test proves to be easy, reliable way to examine muscle strength decline in PD patients

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:06
UBC researchers Jenn Jakobi and Gareth Jones, both Health and Exercise Sciences professors at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently completed a study that examined the methods used to monitor the progressive advancement of Parkinson's disease (PD)--a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system.

Non-severe infections can increase risk of developing serious mental disorders

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 23:59
A new study shows that non-severe infections that do not require hospitalisation can also increase the risk of subsequently developing schizophrenia or depression.

Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain at birth, study suggests

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 23:53
Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a study published in the February 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Scientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancer

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:30
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the oesophagus (gullet), a disease which affects more than 8000 people in the UK each year.

New analysis reveals low incidence of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:12
Although one of the most serious complications of cirrhosis is liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an analysis of health records revealed that the 10-year incidence of HCC in UK patients with cirrhosis is four percent or lower.

Discovery of vital molecule could lead to better treatment of respiratory conditions

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:03
Respiratory conditions could be better targeted and treated, thanks to the discovery of the vital molecule which regulates breathing - according to research by the University of Warwick.

Study: Mediterranean diet can be linked to lower diagnosis of ADHD in children

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:53
Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and José ángel Alda, Head of the area of Psychiatry at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.

More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robot

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:49
More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have now benefitted from a high-tech robot that enables surgeons to perform highly precise and minimally-invasive surgery.

MIT engineers fabricate transparent, gel-based robots that can grab and release live fish

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:23
Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish.

Veracode research: Irregular app testing leaves NHS trusts at potential risk of cyber attack

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:22
Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, has released new research revealing nearly half (45%) of NHS trusts scan for application vulnerabilities just once a year, with less only 8% doing so on a daily basis.

Study finds new links between human genome and inflammation tracers

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:47
Researchers from the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland, have studied over ten million DNA variations and found new links between the human genome and inflammation tracers.

Researchers reveal how soy consumption impacts common breast cancer treatment

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:34
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact - positive and negative - that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment.