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Cancer Surgery

New Technique For Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery

According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of thoracotomy conversion for VATS/robotic anatomical lung resection. The trial, which include patients in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, is the first to evaluate the use of ultrasonic sealing for lobectomy, the most common thoracic…

Circulating Proteins

Novel Circulating Proteins Involved In Progression Of DKD To ESRD

In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified; but a group of 17 circulating inflammatory proteins are consistently associating with the development; and progression of diabetic kidney disease. These 17 proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS), could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to…

Brain before birth

Sense Of Touch Arises In The Brain Before Birth

The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. Is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision. The most complex organ in a vertebrate’s body. In a human, the cerebral cortex contains approximately 14–16 billion neurons; the…

Glomerulonephritis

Patrolling Monocytes To Lupus-Related Kidney Disease

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has found evidence suggesting that patrolling monocytes may drive glomerulonephritis; inflammation of the kidneys, in patients with lupus. The findings overturn the previously held notion that lupus is solely the result of B cell dysfunction. The thinking has been that to be lupus, it has to…

Visual Cortex

Computer Program Reveals What Neurons In The Visual Cortex

Why do our eyes tend to be drawn to certain shapes, colors and silhouettes more than others? For more than half a century, researchers have know that neurons in the brain’s visual system respond more to some images than others a feature that is critical for the ability to recognize, understand and interpret the multitude…

Pharmacology

Tumor DNA Gives Treatment Options For The Most Common Ovarian Cancer

According to a new research, circulating tumor DNA can be used detect treatment options for ovarian cancer patients who don’t benefit from chemotherapy. High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most common and aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer. The HGSOC tumors consist of several heterogeneous cell populations with a large number of mutations. This genetic variability makes…

Urethral obstruction

Researchers Find Gene For Urethral Obstruction

Even before birth, an obstructed urethra can cause a variety of issues in the unborn child; ranging from mild urinary problems to kidney failure. This highly variable disease is called LUTO (lower urinary tract obstruction). An international team of researchers led by the University of Bonn has now discovered a first gene involved in this…

Mental Illness

Personal Stories Of Mental Illness Can Help Others On The Road

Inspirational stories of how people have overcome their struggles with mental illness can help others on the road to recovery; a study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has find. However, first-hand accounts that include specific details of harmful behaviour may have a negative impact on some groups, including those battling an eating disorder. A…