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Prazosin Minimizes Brain Tumors

Researchers chose to study the most common malignant tumors that develop from brain cells, glioblastomas, which represent the fourth most frequent cause of cancer deaths among adults and the second in children. This is due to the inefficacy of current treatments. Indeed, a glioblastoma can resist treatment and reawaken from a very small number of […]

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Tissue Imaging to Conquer Kidney Damages

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have made a microscopic snapshot of the early renal lipid changes in acute kidney injury, using the laser-scanning method called MALDI, otherwise known as“matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization”  for tissue imaging to localize the changes. Acute kidney injury is a leading cause of hospital illness or death in critically ill […]

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New Type of MRI is Born

There is a new scanning technology on it's way which will give a much clearer picture of lung disease has taken a major step forward thanks to scientists at The University of Nottingham. Experts at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre have developed a process using specially treated krypton gas as an inhalable contrast agent […]

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Treating Back Pain

Magnetic resonance image isn't everything. A new University of Alberta study shows that vibrating the spine may reveal more when it comes to treating back pain. Teaming with the University of South Denmark to study the lumbar spine of twins, Greg Kawchuk and his team demonstrate that structural changes within the spine alter its vibration […]

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Stem Cells Have Healing Powers

Stem cell therapies capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease or aging could be available within a few years, following landmark research led by UNSW Australia researchers. The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, could be used to repair everything from spinal discs to bone fractures, […]

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New way to Diagnose Diseases

Highly sensitive electronic biosniffers can diagnose diseases by precisely detecting biomarkers in exhaled breath. Professor Il-Doo Kim in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is developing ultrasensitive and highly selective gas sensors to diagnose diseases by exhaled breath analysis. Professor Kim has led the development […]

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Gut Bacteria Affects Social Behavior?

According to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specific combinations of gut bacteria produce substances that affect myelin content and cause social avoidance behaviors in mice. This research suggests that targeting intestinal bacteria, or their metabolites, could be one way to treat debilitating psychiatric disorders and demyelinating diseases, like […]

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Nanoparticles with Drugs Destroy Blood Clots

Houstin Methodist researchers discovered that injecting magnetic nanoparticles with drugs can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique. The finding, reported in Advanced Functional Materials (early online), is based on experiments in human blood and mouse clotting models. If the drug delivery system performs similarly well in planned […]

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Smart Scalpel Treats Brain Tumor

Fishing out a brain tumor is a delicate task, if not done properly it can have catastrophic consequences, such as brain damage, motor impairment or failure in controlling a vital organ function. In order to make this work more precise, the Mexican David Oliva Uribe designed, at Brussels, Belgium, a "smart scalpel" that determines whether […]

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