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Press release Cancer Research UK launches a first-of-its-kind pancreatic cancer clinical trial to make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. “This is the first time we’re looking at ways to make pancreatic cancer cells more sensitive to radiotherapy." - Professor Jeff Evans The trial, which launches* in the UK today, will treat pancreatic cancer patients whose cance...
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Harvard Medical School researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS – Blocking enzyme’s activity is the target for patient therapy Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN August 24, 2016 | By Ekaterina Pesheva, Harvard Medical School Communications Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects more than 30,000 Americans. One such treatme...
Chest Radiation Therapy causes Collateral Damage to the Human Heart Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN “Radiation therapy for some forms of cancer involves a large dose of radiation to the chest,” says Milind Desai, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Research at Cleveland Clinic. “The heart can suffer collateral damage as a result.” Guideposts for identification […]
Inactivation of an enzyme needed to metabolize glucose by Vitamic C deprives tumor cells of energy Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Vitamin C did kill cultured colon cancer cells with BRAF or KRAS mutations by raising free radical levels, which in turn inactivate an enzyme needed to metabolize glucose, depriving the cells of […]
Nearly a third of U.S. counties look likely to have just a single insurer offering health plans on the ACA’s exchanges next year, according to a new analysis, an industry pullback that poses a major challenge to the health law.
In an article from the Pew Charitable Trusts, an upcoming scarcity of OB/GYNs in the U.S. is predicted with a potential shortage of 22,000 OB/GYNs by the year 2050. Reasons given for the shortage are a growing population, female OB/GYNs retiring early and working part-time, residents entering sub-specialties and changing physician attitudes about work-life balance. […]
The recent passing of D.A. Henderson reminds us of how bad smallpox was. Here's how global warming could bring smallpox back in full force.
GlaxoSmithKline is pinning the future of its HIV business on an audacious bet: upending the decades-old triple-drug treatment strategy that has turned a fatal illness into a chronic condition.
In the study that enrolled 35 hypertensive patients indicated for implantation of a permanent dual-chamber pacemaker at 10 sites worldwide, participants received a pacemaker developed Read more...
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"I believe this study could have transformational effects on the treatment of heart failure (HF)," says Dr. Stephen Epstein, Director, Translational and Vascular Biology Read more...
Art explains medicine by explaining human needs. In December of 2015, Dr. Michael P. Jones wrote a piece that had 27K shares: “We’ve killed the way physicians should be.” It is interpreted that 27K readers or more identified with what Dr. Jones wrote. In his essay, he claimed the identity of a physician was being […]
The Ministry of Health said the patients weren’t known to have traveled to Zika-affected areas recently and thus are likely to have been infected in Singapore.
Many women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer receive chemotherapy to prevent a recurrence, but research suggests that some of them would have done fine without it.
Environ 5% des patients atteints ont un cancer dont le site d'origine reste inconnu. Prendre une décision thérapeutique sans connaître le site primitif de la tumeur est alors un véritable défi. Mais comment identifier les cellules d'origine ? Plusieurs équipes ont déjà tenté de relever ce défi, dont cette équipe de l'IDIBE...
En ciblant un type spécifique d'activité cérébrale pendant le sommeil, par stimulation magnétique cérébrale non invasive, ces chercheurs de Caroline du Nord montrent qu'il est possible de renforcer la mémoire chez des personnes en bonne santé. Des conclusions présentées dans la revue Current Biology qui ouvrent de nouvell...
Un type de sucre qui se trouve naturellement dans le lait maternel de certaines femmes protège le nouveau-né d'une infection mortelle, précisément par le streptocoque du groupe B. C'est la révlation de cette recherche du Centre international pour la Santé de l'enfant de l'Imperial Collège de Londres. Une preuve d'un béné...
La pratique régulière d'une activité physique modérée suffit à réduire de 50% de risque de décès cardiovasculaire chez les plus de 65 ans, conclut cette étude présentée au Congrès de la Société européenne de cardiologie. Si le rôle de l'activité physique dans la préve...
Even paying patient EpiPen copayments isn't blunting Mylan Pharmaceuticals 400% price increase for the live-saving auto-injection treatment for allergy sufferers.
Alvion Barr had a four-month delay in his diagnosis. He is technically a patient of my colleague. But he had drifted between two of our regular doctors and a locum tenens physician we hired to work during March, when both other doctors were on vacation. I saw him late Thursday afternoon for a rash, but he […]