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Detecting Lymphoma Relapse by Monitoring Cell-Free Tumor DNA

April 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

Circulating tumor DNA in the blood of patients treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be used to identify those who are relapsing earlier, and with greater accuracy, than conventional monitoring, according to a study by researchers at the School...

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Artificial Blood Vessel Better Assesses Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 3:53 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in...

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New Genomic Test Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis

April 17, 2015 3:49 pm | by Veracyte, Inc. | Comments

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will...

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Telling the Time of Day by Color

April 17, 2015 2:38 pm | by PLOS | Comments

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the color of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals' physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, for the first...

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Clot Removal Device Dramatically Improves Outcomes for Stroke Patients

April 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

A new device to remove obstructing blood clots can significantly improve outcomes for people who suffer a certain type of stroke, according to a study led by a UCLA investigator. In patients with acute ischemic stroke - in which a blood...

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FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Blood Glucose Meter

April 17, 2015 2:27 pm | by Abbott Laboratories | Comments

The cost of insurance premiums and employee medical claims continues to rise in the United States, which is especially challenging for people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes. For people with diagnosed diabetes, average, direct...

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Biocompatible, Antimicrobial Coating Shown to Limit Bacterial Growth

April 17, 2015 12:28 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

A Purdue University innovation that has been shown to limit long-term bacterial growth is being developed for commercialization by Poly Group LLC, a technology company located in the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana. The patented...

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DNA Blood Test Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

April 17, 2015 12:19 pm | by European Society for Medical Oncology | Comments

Cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream of lung cancer patients can provide doctors with vital mutation information that can help optimize treatment when tumor tissue is not available, an international group of researchers has reported at the...

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Our Skeleton Is a Lot Like Our Brain

April 17, 2015 9:34 am | by Monash University | Comments

Researchers from Monash University and St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne have used mathematical modeling combined with advanced imaging technology to calculate, for the first time, the number and connectivity of the osteocyte...

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Newly Discovered Stem Cells are Easier to Manipulate

April 17, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Missouri - Columbia | Comments

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the lives of the infants and mothers. Scientists believe...

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More Versatile, Sensitive Optical Resonance-Based Biosensors

April 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

Abián Bentor Socorro-Leránoz, a telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his PhD thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of...

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Brain Stimulation Boosts Creativity and May Treat Depression

April 17, 2015 9:02 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | Comments

A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent in healthy adults, according to a common, well-validated...

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Leveraging Wi-Fi and Mobile Health in Combat Operations Settings

April 17, 2015 8:53 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now, this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine...

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Diagnosing Disease Through Dental Plaque

April 16, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Toronto - Faculty of Dentistry | Comments

Scraped from the gums, teeth and tongue in the form of plaque, the researchers behind Canada's first plaque bank are betting that the bacterial content of plaque will open up a new frontier of medicine. By collecting and analyzing plaque samples...

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Electronic Micropump Delivers Treatments Deep Within the Brain

April 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by INSERM | Comments

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this...

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