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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.

PSBPs Used For Predicting Polystyrene Surface-Binding Peptides

In this study, researchers examined Polystyrene surface-binding peptides (PSBPs) are useful as affinity tags to build a highly effective ELISA system. However, they are also a quite common type of target-unrelated peptides (TUPs) in the panning of phage-displayed random peptide library. As TUP, PSBP will mislead the analysis of panning results if not identified. Therefore, it is necessary to find a way to quickly and easily foretell if a peptide is likely to be a PSBP.

New Online, Interactive Program May Help People with RA

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society ( NRAS ) is delighted to announce the launch of its online, interactive educational program 'Love your Heart'. It will help those with the debilitating condition Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) understand why they are at the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the impact RA can have on the most important organ – the heart.

Age Estimation with DNA

According to a new study published in the Gerontology, mini-review puts recent developments in age estimation via (epi)genetic methods in the context of the requirements and goals of forensic genetics and highlights paths to follow in the future of forensic genomics.

Game Theory: Problem of Blood Shortage Resolved

Blood shortages in the U.S. are now at the critical level because of severe weather nationally, coupled with widespread flu. Hundreds of blood drives have been canceled this winter, and the donor base has decreased because of illnesses as well as difficulties encountered in reaching collection sites due to bad weather. The Red Cross is reporting that blood donations are being distributed to hospitals "faster than they are coming in."