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Single blood test that screens for several cancers steps closer

from MNThaem - 03 Nov 14

A review of 19,000 papers that found over 800 cancer biomarkers could pave the way for a single blood test to screen for several cancers, including some rare types.



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Ethnic minorities less aware of cancer symptoms and more likely to identify barriers to seeking medical help

from MNToncology - 03 Nov 14

Ethnic minorities in England are less aware of cancer symptoms and more likely to say they wouldn't see the doctor, even when they have a symptom that they think might be serious, according to...



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ATIR™ granted orphan drug designation by EMA for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

from MNToncology - 03 Nov 14

Kiadis Pharma B.V., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing T-cell immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers, today announces that its lead product ATIR(TM) has been granted Orphan...



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New research reveals true impact of psoriasis

from MNTderm - 03 Nov 14

Innovative research published in the latest edition of the British Journal of Dermatology reveals the causes behind the emotional distress experienced by people with psoriasis.



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GW pharmaceuticals commences Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Epidiolex® as a potential treatment for epilepsy in Dravet syndrome

from MNTepilepsy - 03 Nov 14

GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced it...



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New technique to switch off pain at source

from MNTneuro - 03 Nov 14

Researchers have developed a new technique to switch off pain directly at the source, potentially eliminating the need for highly addictive painkillers.



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First-ever clinical guidance on ataxia-telangiectasia published

from MNTneuro - 03 Nov 14

The publication of the first ever clinical guidance on the treatment of ataxia-telangiectasia was enthusiastically welcomed by clinicians, therapists and families living with the condition.



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Low birth weight, preterm birth may increase risk for hip replacement in adulthood

from MNTarthritis - 03 Nov 14

Researchers from Australia report that babies who are born prematurely and have low birth weight may have an increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements as adults.



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'Trained immunity' mediates BCG therapy of bladder cancer

from MNToncology - 03 Nov 14

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a vaccine widely used in low and middle-income countries to protect against childhood tuberculosis.



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Vibratory stimulation applied to the sole of the foot using novel piezoelectric technology shows promise for fall prevention

from MNTdiabetes - 03 Nov 14

Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway...



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One hormone, 2 roles: Sugars differentiate seasonality and metabolism

from MNTendo - 03 Nov 14

Scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University and the University of Chicago have discovered the mechanism on how a single hormone manages to trigger two different functions, i.e.



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Clinical Practice Guideline on acromegaly - condition caused by excess growth hormone

from MNTendo - 03 Nov 14

The Endocrine Society has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly, a rare condition caused by excess growth hormone in the blood.



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New mechanism for febrile seizures in young children discovered

from MNTepilepsy - 03 Nov 14

Febrile seizures are among the most dreaded complications of infectious diseases in small children.



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A patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture reconstructed

from MNTneuro - 03 Nov 14

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterningThe confocal cross-section of a three-dimensional cyst shows the...



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New therapies to fight a wide range of brain diseases likely as blood/brain barrier breached by new molecule

from MNTdementia - 03 Nov 14

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a very small single domain antibody called FC5 has proven able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which opens the door to new treatments for brain...



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In pediatric umbilical cord transplants, survival rates may indicate a new standard of care

from MNThaem - 03 Nov 14

A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multi-year study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.



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Novel ultrasound technology developed to screen for heart conditions

from MNTcvs - 03 Nov 14

Researchers used the technique to determine the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow within the human heartEngineers at the University of California, San Diego have...



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Removal of heart medications by dialysis may increase risk of premature death

from MNTcvs - 03 Nov 14

Dialysis patients who take heart medications that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis may be at increased risk of dying prematurely compared with patients whose heart medications...



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Multisystem approaches to reduce diabetes disparities

from MNTdiabetes - 03 Nov 14

Exciting results from an innovative, multicultural, five-year initiative, known as the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes (Alliance), have been published in ten peer-reviewed articles in the...



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Weight loss surgery 'highly effective for preventing type 2 diabetes'

from MNTdiabetes - 03 Nov 14

A new study by researchers from King's College London in the UK finds that for obese people, weight loss surgery could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80%.



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Sleep apnea may affect memory of everyday events

from MNTneuro - 03 Nov 14

Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where you parked your car, new research led by NYU Langone Medical Center sleep specialists suggests.



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Maternal recreational drug use linked to offspring brain birth defects

from MNTneuro - 03 Nov 14

Researchers find that recreational drug use during pregnancy - determined by testing mothers' hair samples - may increase the risk of brain birth defects in offspring.



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NCRI conference summary – day 1

from Cancer Research News - 03 Nov 14

Statistics Over the next few days, the National Cancer Research Institute’s annual conference is taking place in Liverpool – and this year is a special year: it’s the conference’s 10th anniversary. And as in previous years, we’re here at the conference to bring you daily updates of all the news and developments. But before we arrived in Liverpool, there had already been some media coverage of research being presented at the event: this story about a ‘self-destruct’ switch in lung cancer cells



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Keeping active in middle age may help cut breast cancer risk, study shows

from Cancer Research News - 03 Nov 14

Press release Postmenopausal women who do the highest amount of vigorous exercise could be around a fifth less likely to develop breast cancer than those who put their feet up, according to new findings being presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference today (Monday)*. The study also showed that women with the most body fat were 55 per cent more likely to develop the disease than the leanest. But being physically active still seemed to help lower breast cancer



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Sea sponge drug could boost advanced breast cancer survival by five extra months

from Cancer Research News - 03 Nov 14

Press release THE cancer drug eribulin, originally developed from sea sponges, could give women with advanced triple negative breast cancer an average of five extra months of life, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. “These results are encouraging and may offer valuable extra time to patients whose cancers have stopped responding to conventional treatments and have few options left." - Martin Ledwick, head information


 

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