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Impact of Imaging Agent on Clinical Decisions for Prostate Cancer patients

When patients experience biochemical recurrence, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level rises. However, there is no visual evidence of disease on conventional scans. A new study presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) shows that adding an imaging agent (18F-fluciclovine) to the positron-emission tomography (PET)/CT scans provides more information, and this has a substantial impact on clinical decisions for such patients.

Lab-Grown Human Cerebellar Cells Provides Fresh Clues to Autism

Increasing evidence has linked autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with dysfunction of brain cerebellum, but the details have been unclear. In a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry , at Boston Children's Hospital used stem cell technology to create cerebellum cells known as Purkinje cells from patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The lab-grown cells showed several characteristics that may help explain how ASD develops at the molecular level.

Mysterious Concussion-like Symptoms reported in Diplomats in Havana

American diplomats who were posted to Havana were reported to have symptoms similar to concussions suffered after a head injury. This was despite the fact that none of them had had any head trauma. Initially, it was speculated that they could have been victims to a “sonic attack” to their brains. However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ruled out any such involvement last month.