Ascidians (urochordates, tunicates), commonly known as sea-squirts, belong to the Phylum, Chordata; sub-phylum; Tunicata; class, Ascidiacea. Ascidians are benthic filter-feeding proto-chordates ancestral to the higher chordates.
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An increasing number of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are opting for multigene sequencing instead of the more limited testing for only BRCA1/2 mutations, according to a new report.
Therapies that recruit the immune system to attack tumors are revolutionizing cancer care. Among these successful immunotherapies is a class known as "checkpoint inhibitors" that unmask tumors' ability to hide from the immune system.
In a 10-patient cohort study led by Dr. Jean Roy (hematologist and professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Université de Montréal) that aims to understand how to mitigate the risks associated with the treatment of multiple myeloma, malignant cancer, researchers have adopted an innovative approach.
President Donald Trump, armed with the expertise of staff seasoned in the ways of the drug industry, unveiled his blueprint to address sky-high drug prices Friday afternoon, promising that increasing industry competition will help Americans save at the pharmacy counter.
University of Michigan researchers found evidence that more than half of person aged 65 and older have a high risk of OSA, a sleep disorder in which the throat collapses during sleep, causing the patient to stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer repeatedly.
For veterans undergoing surgery in the VA healthcare system, homelessness is an important risk factor for unplanned hospital readmission, reports a study in Medical Care. Homeless veterans are likely to be discharged to a nursing home after surgery.
Hypertensive adults with low platelet count who took a combined daily pill of both enalapril and folic acid saw a 73% reduction in their risk of the first stroke compared to patients who took only enalapril daily, according to a study published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and Harvard University have discovered how the Clostridium difficile toxin B (TcdB) recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections.
According to a WHO study, palliative care seeks to improve the quality of life of patients and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses by preventing and reducing psychosocial, and spiritual suffering through early identification, effective examination, and pain therapy. Pain experienced by children can adversely affect their growth and development. Pain is a major health problem for cancer patients and remains an unresolved problem.