Tag: "diagnosis" at biology news
Nanoparticles illuminate brain tumors for days under MRI
...l to assist image-guided brain surgery and improve diagnosis
of lesions caused by multiple sclerosis, stroke and other neurological disorders, in addition to residual tumors. "This is one of the first biologically specific nanoparticles to be used in clinical trials," said Neuwelt, director of OHSU's Blood-Bra...
Shortened chromosomes linked to early stages of cancer development
...cer prevention studies, and lead to improved early diagnosis
of precancerous lesions." For the study, published in the May 15 issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, Meeker, De Marzo and colleagues used a technique called fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to compare telomere length in cells from ...
Baby born from sperm frozen for record 21 years
...and chemotherapy between 1979 and 1981. Following diagnosis
at the age of 17 but before treatment, which was t...der considerable emotional stress because of their diagnosis
and impending treatment. They were also anxious to point out that had it not been for sperm banking ...
Pancreatic cancer blood test & gene studies show promise
... patients a better chance at early detection, firm diagnosis
and, someday, better treatment options for the fou... pancreatic cancer greatly. The need for improved diagnosis
is great: 30,000 Americans each year die from pancreatic cancer, and 80 percent are diagnosed long a...
Many physicians misperceive radiation risks to developing fetuses from X-rays and CT scans
...ng certain types of imaging performed could hinder diagnosis
for some illnesses, delaying needed treatment to the patient," said Savithiri Ratnapalan, MD, lead author of the study. According to Dr. Ratnapalan, education is necessary to correct the misconception concerning the risks of X-rays and CT for women i...
Gene discovered for Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a disabling genetic disease
...d to a genetic test, enabling rapid and definitive diagnosis
of the syndrome, as well as prenatal testing for f...t will pave the way for genetic tests to confirm a diagnosis
and provide comfort for parents who already have one child with the syndrome. It will raise awarenes...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...hers. "This has potential usefulness for clinical diagnosis
and surveillance of SARS virus in developing countries, as it does not require the use of sophisticated equipment or skilled personnel." (H.T. Cam Thai, M.Q. Le, C.D. Vuong, M. Parida, H. Minekawa, T. Notomi, F. Hasebe, K. Morita. 2004. Development...
Researchers find no link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and asthma during childhood
...experienced later hospitalization with a discharge diagnosis
of asthma. The majority of pregnant women (81.5%)...f the children were hospitalized/discharged with a diagnosis
of asthma a minimum of once during the first 12 years of their lives. After adjusting for maternal ...
Fox Chase Cancer Center research shows kidney cancer can be diagnosed in urine
... in San Francisco. As with other cancers, an early diagnosis
of kidney cancer can result in curative treatment ...sue. "In addition to early detection, differential diagnosis
and surveillance, this testing could potentially be extended in the future to simultaneously provide...
Closing in on treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?
...lecular processes of this disease is essential for diagnosis
and potential treatment. And exploration of the genes involved is a crucial step in this. VIB research findings Joy Irobi and her colleagues - under the direction of Vincent Timmerman and Peter De Jonghe of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Un...
SPECT imaging shows promise for accurate, early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
...he scientific community, but an early and accurate diagnosis
is equally important given that several other form...e cortex . Only one of the patients whose clinical diagnosis
was for FTD showed the same kind of blood flow reduction. That patient was later reclassified as pro...
Genetic testing of embryos to pick 'savior sibling' OK with most Americans
...aby will be a girl or boy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
(PGD) involves the removal and genetic analysis of one or two cells from embryos created through in vitro fertilization. Test results are then used to select embryos to transfer to a woman's womb to initiate a pregnancy. While PGD was originally de...
Biological computer diagnoses cancer and produces drug in a test tube
...med medical knowledge, the computer then makes its diagnosis
based on the detected RNA levels. In response to a cancer diagnosis, the output unit of the computer can initiate the controlled release of a single-stranded DNA molecule that is known to interfere with the cancer cell's activities, causing it to sel...
Institute for Systems Biology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announce collaboration
...tep toward cataloging biological markers for early diagnosis
of cancer and other diseases. "ISB also brings strong expertise in technologies needed for pathogen detection and knowledge of how the immune system recognizes disease and illness-causing microbes," Wiley said. "It will help PNNL improve its biodete...
...auses millions of deaths each year. Currently, the diagnosis
of kidney function relies mainly on blood and urine tests, an indirect means of figuring out how well they're working. Standard MRI scanners, used to view many organs of the body, do not always show the whole picture for kidne...
SAGE-acious prediction of thyroid carcinoma
Current protocols for thyroid tumor diagnosis
require thyroid surgery to distinguish follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) from benign follicular thyroid adenoma (FTA). Given the rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer, preoperative classification of FTC versus FTA would greatly improve selection o...
Society of Nuclear Medicine's 51st Annual Meeting June 19-23, 2004
... 2004 meeting include: Techniques for the early diagnosis
of Alzheimer's Disease Advanced imaging for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of cancer Nuclear cardiology How nuclear medicine and bioengineering have joined forces to fight cancer A briefing for both medical trade and non-trade media will...
MCG pursues markers to improve ovarian cancer treatment, diagnosis
...ntervals as women with ovarian cancer proceed from diagnosis
to treatment to remission to disease recurrence or...th ovarian cancer. We are taking the same women at diagnosis
and remission and looking at what's different. We should get an enriched pool of specific biomarkers...
U of T researchers isolate gene for Crohn's disease
...ting this gene is a critical step towards improved diagnosis
of this disease and developing better therapies for Crohn's sufferers," says Katherine Siminovitch, a U of T professor with the Department of Medicine. She is also a senior scientist at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital ...
AChemS: Cutting edge research in taste, smell, & chemical irritation
...ics ranging from molecular biology to the clinical diagnosis
and treatment of smell and taste disorders. The 2004 meeting is featuring presentations of new research findings, special symposia, and workshops (see Program at a Glance ) sponsored by AChemS, corporations, and the National Institutes of Health. ...
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