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Researchers Define Unique Group of High-Risk Lymphoma Patients

July 2, 2015 11:15 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

The goal for many cancer patients is to reach the five-year, disease-free mark, but new research from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute suggests that two years might be a more practical survival goal for people with follicular lymphoma.

Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new...

Diagnosing Ebola in Minutes

June 26, 2015 10:54 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A  new test can accurately diagnose the Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care...

BIO 2015: How the 'Internet of Everything' Will Impact Digital Health

June 26, 2015 8:33 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The panel analyzed how the proliferation of internet-connected communication devices, like...

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Brain Scan Predicts Who Responds Best to Certain Treatment for OCD

June 24, 2015 10:44 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A new study by researchers suggests that a certain detail from patients’ brain scans could help clinicians identify which people are more likely to relapse after cognitive-behavioral therapy — and why.

Doctors Propose Tool to Help Gauge the Value of Cancer Drugs

June 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | News | Comments

The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it - what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.

BIO 2015: Three Intriguing Biotech Companies Featured at the Convention

June 18, 2015 8:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These three businesses had exhibits in an area of the convention center called BIO Metropolis.

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Genetic Markers Provide Better Brain Cancer Classification

June 11, 2015 10:15 am | News | Comments

A team of scientists has shown that using just three molecular markers will help clinicians classify gliomas – the most common type of malignant brain tumors – more accurately than current methods.

Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment Market Value Will Almost Double to $2.9B by 2024

June 11, 2015 9:44 am | by Heather Leach, Ph.D., Immunology Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

Greater awareness of inflammatory back pain will lead to an increase in diagnosed prevalent cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) across the 7MM by 2024.

New Blood Test Identifies Past Viral Infections

June 5, 2015 8:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A total of 569 blood samples were collected from people across four continents for the initial study. 

Texas Doctors Do First Skull and Scalp Transplant

June 5, 2015 8:11 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.

Portable Finger-probe Technology Could Help Success of Organ Donations

June 1, 2015 10:13 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.

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Researchers Test Mind-Controlled Robotic Prosthetic

June 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This is part of an ongoing series focusing on the way robotics will impact our lives.

How a Smartphone Camera Can Find Eye Cancer

May 15, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

ABC News featured an interview with Julie Fitzgerald, a mom who noticed a white glow in her son Avery’s eye after taking a picture of him with her smartphone. 

Personalized Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Encouraging Results

May 13, 2015 9:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Standard versions of this screening process would have only been able to pinpoint ovarian cancer in less than half of this group.

New Blood Tests, Liquid Biopsies, May Transform Cancer Care

May 11, 2015 9:36 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

IBM Starts New Precision Medicine Program

May 11, 2015 9:14 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Watson, the supercomputer seen on Jeopardy, will play an important role in this partnership.

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Microscope, iPhone App Can Find Parasites in Your Blood

May 8, 2015 8:49 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

It takes two minutes for this test to find the parasite.

Electric Brain Stimulation Has Mixed Effect on IQ

May 7, 2015 8:54 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The goal of the study was to see how transcranial direct current stimulation affected IQ scores. 

Growing New Bones without a Human Body

May 6, 2015 8:39 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This start-up found a unique way to help the 900,000 patients who have to go through bone-related surgeries each year.

Genetics Startup Raises $15M to Launch Low-Cost Cancer Tests

April 29, 2015 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The test can assess the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Apple's ResearchKit - The Real Impact on Clinical Trials

April 28, 2015 8:59 am | by Merrilyn Datta, Ph.D., President and General Manager, Definiens | Articles | Comments

ResearchKit is being touted as having immense implications for the future of clinical trials.

Scientists Develop First Liquid Nanolaser

April 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Technology could lead to new way of doing ‘lab on a chip’ medical diagnostics.

Cirrhosis Deaths Drop 41 Percent from 2002 to 2012

April 22, 2015 10:43 am | by UNC | News | Comments

A new study has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.

DNA Abnormalities Found in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

April 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Routine genetic screening of children with CKD could lead to earlier, more precise diagnoses.

Researchers Test Blood-Based Biopsy for Finding Cancer

April 21, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.

Immunotherapy is Not a Curiosity Anymore

April 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

One of the main sessions at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Boston was the Tang Prize Award lecture. 

Fitness Trackers Could Support MS Treatments: Study

April 16, 2015 3:13 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The team of investigators will present their findings this week at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting.

Wearable Device Slows Deadly Brain Tumors

April 15, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans.

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