For some blood transfusion patients, it is particularly difficult to find a compatible blood donor. Growing matching blood cells in the laboratory has long been an overarching goal of scientists for these patients. Research from Ashley Toye et al. has brought this vision one step closer to reality. The research is published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.
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According to the findings of a new clinical trial, the addition of a chemotherapy drug to adjuvant hormone therapy did not improve survival for patients with high-risk prostate cancer after surgery. The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
A study examines the detailed vascular anatomy of the spermatic cord during subinguinal microscopic varicocelectomy and to assess the outcome of the cases about varicocele recurrence and hydrocele formation. Varicocele is found in ∼15% of the general male population. The European Association of Urology recommends varicocele repair for adults with clinical varicocele with infertility or abnormal semen quality and adolescents with progressive failure of testicular development.
Radiation segmentectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that could be done on an outpatient, same-day basis, has been potential as curative as other curative strategies for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The use of business administration models could improve radiology processes in hospitals. This was the finding of a study carried out by Jasper van Sambeek, who would be defending his PhD thesis at the University of Twente on 4 May.
Proteins from different fish species and different raw materials such as fish fillets and by-products have shown promising cardioprotective effects in rodents and humans, including effects on cholesterol metabolism.
Results of a study using the three-dimensional (3-D) "mini-brains" generated in a laboratory shed new light on the link between the mutant disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) genes and schizophrenia.
New research published in Cancer Immunology research by Drs. Esteban Celis and Hussein Sultan of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University could serve as the stepping-stone in constructing vaccines that attacks tumors in the human body.
Despite the declining death rates for many individual cancer types, mortality for a few cancers has stabilized or even increased. One of these is melanoma due to its ability, in later stages, to spread to other parts of the body.
Early general medicine readmissions are more likely than late readmissions to be preventable with hospital-based interventions, according to a study published online May 1 in the Annals of Internal of Medicine.
Researchers have discovered a new method for testing levels of a tiny but hugely important protein, "AMPK" in human muscle cells. "AMPK is the gas gauge that tells each cell in your body if your fuel is too low. We call it the energy sensor of the cell," said Jimmy Bagley. The study was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.