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ECLS trial demonstrates potential of blood test for early lung cancer detection

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:50
Oncimmune Holdings plc, a leading global immunodiagnostics group, welcomes the presentation of data today by Professor Frank Sullivan (Chief Investigator on the ECLS trial) which has demonstrated the potential of Oncimmune’s EarlyCDT Lung test to reduce the incidence of patients with late-stage lung cancer at diagnosis, compared with standard clinical diagnosis.

Raising Awareness of Coeliac Disease with Coeliac UK

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 14:03
An interview with Norma McGough from Coeliac UK, debunking some of the common myths surrounding celiac disease and helping to raise awareness of the condition

Deadly infections on the rise: New classes are desperately needed

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:11
Globally, the number of deaths from infections is on the rise as more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.

Researchers discover mechanism that enables skillful fingering of pianists

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:57
In Japan Science and Technology Agency's Strategic Basic Research Programs, Dr. Masato Hirano of Sony Computer Science Laboratories and his colleagues discovered a sensorimotor function integration mechanism that enables the skillful fingering of pianists.

Cancer disease incidence and severity influenced by gene mutation, tissue location

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:46
The KRAS gene is one of the commonly mutated genes in cancer. More than 40 percent of colorectal cancers have a mutated KRAS gene, or oncogene, that is at least partially responsible for cancer development.

Malarial treatment from Antarctic sea sponge

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:35
Malaria, which ravages hot tropical areas, could be treated effectively using a protein extracted from an Antarctic sponge.

Simple genetic test may boost response rates in children with eosinophilic esophagitis

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:27
Personalized medicine - where the proper medicine and proper dose are used for the individual patient - moved a step closer to reality for children suffering from eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammation of the food pipe often caused by an allergic reaction to certain foods.

New insight into origin of diabetes in overweight patients

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:08
In Switzerland, more than 400,000 people suffer from type 2 diabetes, a serious metabolic disorder that is constantly increasing. Obesity, by promoting the resistance to the action of insulin - one of the hormones that regulate blood sugar levels - is a major risk factor.

Insulin drug could treat glioblastoma

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:00
A research team from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that a compound molecule used for drug delivery of insulin could be used to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive, usually fatal form of brain cancer.

Electrical-first strategy for atrial fibrillation results in shorter ED length of stay

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:56
A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial confirms that both chemical-first and electrical-first approaches are effective strategies for acute atrial fibrillation; however, an electrical-first strategy results in a significantly shorter emergency department length of stay.

New tool to decipher the gut microbiome

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:47
The millions of bacteria residing in the gut play a very important role in health and in disease. However, a constant issue has been the lack of understanding of the actual composition of the healthy human gut microbiome.

CAR T-cell therapy may be viable treatment option for heart disease

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:32
CAR T-cell therapy, a rapidly emerging form of immunotherapy using patients' own cells to treat certain types of cancers, may be a viable treatment option for another life-threatening condition: heart disease.

Qualitative study finds multiple contributors to homelessness among ED patients

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:11
A qualitative study of recently homeless emergency department patients found multiple contributors to homelessness that can inform future homelessness prevention interventions.

Study identifies inhibitor that protects cells from toxic DUX4 effects

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:01
About one in 8,000 people have facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, according to a 2014 study, which is relatively common in the world of genetic diseases.

New liquid biopsy test may be more predictive of patient's immunotherapy response

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:55
A new liquid biopsy test could detect microsatellite instability (MSI) and tumor mutational burden (TMB), indicating that it could help determine which patients are likely to respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors.

A gene that acts as master regulator of schizophrenia identified

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:48
Using computational tools to investigate gene transcription networks in large collections of brain tissues, a scientific team has identified a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during early human brain development.

LMRI scientists discover cause of debilitating eye disease

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:43
Scientists at the Lowy Medical Research Institute have discovered one cause of a progressive, debilitating eye disease called macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel).

SDSU professors study the sensory impact of food and evolution of healthy eating

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:31
"We eat first with our eyes." This comment has been attributed to Marcus Gavius Apicius, a 1st Century Roman gourmand. Two thousand years later, academic research backs up Apicius' statement, as a team of marketing professors at the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University have studied the sensory impact of food and the evolution of healthy eating.

Researchers to test text-based counseling for young adults with cannabis use disorder

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:26
Researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Colorado State University have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to test a text-delivered counseling program for young adults ages 18 to 25 with cannabis use disorder.

Study highlights link between fine motor skills and later language development in children with autism

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:22
Fine motor skills - used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing - may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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