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During Surgeries, Nanosensor Illuminates Cancer Tissue

A study demonstrated new technique and researchers from UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center scientists. They started testing a digital nanosensor that lights up cancer tissue to see whether it can improve the accuracy of cancer surgeries, thereby reducing cancer recurrence and surgical morbidity. They developed the sensor, and have integrated it with a clinical camera that allows the surgeon to see the fluorescent areas.

Brain imaging can identify a greater number of emergency stroke patients

According to a new study, researchers examined that an imaging of brain advancement could identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy. The study shows that one out of three stroke patients who present with at-risk brain tissue on their scans improve and some may walk out of the hospital saved from what would otherwise have been a devastating brain injury. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Four Building Blocks of Protein Make Up Energy For Humans

According to a new study, scientists have found the “Legos of life”, four core chemical structures that can be stacked together to build the myriad proteins inside every organism. After smashing and dissecting nearly 10,000 proteins to understand their component parts. The four building blocks make energy available for humans and all other living organisms. The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Artificial Sweetener may Help Treat Aggressive Cancer with Less Side Effects

According to study published in ACS Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, artificial sweeteners are used in diet drinks and foods but also could someday be used as treatments targeting carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX), a protein associated with aggressive cancers. Although several drugs have been approved that target similar forms of CA, they aren't selective and may cause side effects, including vomiting and fatigue.