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Radio therapy

MRI Guided Radiation Therapy For Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers are launching a multi-institutional trial to test the effectiveness of precise, higher dose, MRI-guided radiation therapy to treat pancreatic cancer. Because “High-definition MRI and daily treatment plan adaptation allow us to deliver ablative radiation doses safely to [patients with pancreatic cancer] for the first time,” Parag Parikh, MD, director of gastrointestinal radiation oncology and MRI-guided…

Mimic Diabetic Foot

New 3D-Printed Feet Designed To Mimic Diabetic Foot Wounds

It’s gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock and flexible resin is proving to be the just the right recipe for creating realistic foot ulcers as part of a world first podiatric training initiative at the University of South Australia. Concoct by UniSA’s Dr Helen Banwell and…

Intestinal stem cells

Increase Population Of Intestinal Stem Cells

Cells that line the intestinal tract are replaced every few days; a high rate of turnover that relies on a healthy population of intestinal stem cells. Biologists have now found that aging takes a toll on intestinal stem cells and may contribute to increased susceptibility to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The researchers also showed…

Social

Genes Associated with Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers; revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD); the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism. In the largest-ever genome-wide association study (GWAS) of both traits; in the same population, a team of…

Sports

Most Parents Want Age Limits on Football Tackling

With concern over concussion dangers rising, most U.S. parents now say that they would support bans on tackling in youth football, a new survey shows. Researchers found that of more than 1,000 parents in a national sample, 60 percent were in favor of age restrictions on tackling. Another quarter were in the “maybe” camp. The…

Mycosis Fungoides

Low Frequency PUVA For Maintenance Therapy In Mycosis Fungoides

In patients with early-stage mycosis fungoides, treatment and maintenance therapy with low dose;  frequency oral psoralen UV-A (PUVA) may extend disease free remission, a proof of concept study reveals. The results of the study have to be considered practice-changing, Dr. Peter Wolf of Medical University of Graz in Austria told Reuters Health by email. The…

Miscarriage

Pregnant Women: Works Nights May Have A Greater Risk

Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss; is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently. Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation; after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth. The most common symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding with or…

Early Detection

New Tests for Early Detection, Monitoring of Lupus Nephritis

With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH); two University of Houston biomedical researchers are moving the needle on early detection and monitoring of kidney nephritis; or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; known simply as lupus. Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering; Chandra…