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AACR and The V Foundation form Translational Cancer Research Alliance

...development of novel approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Translational research is a two-way bridge that conveys new ideas and discoveries between the laboratory and the clinic. In this manner, advances in such areas as molecular genetics, regulatory proteins and cellular signaling...

K-State professor to give paper on potential impact of ag bioterrorism

...curity that will allow for the rapid detection and diagnosis of a possible bio agent -- introduced either into a plant or an animal production system. That is the essence of a paper a Kansas State University professor is presenting today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...

Pacific Northwest National Lab unveils most complete human blood-plasma proteome map to date

...ep toward cataloguing biological markers for early diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. "This is 10 times the number of proteins identified" and previously reported, said Richard D. Smith, a senior scientist and Battelle Fellow at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The proteom...

Planning effective bioterror responses

...d reporting them to public health departments, but diagnosis takes a long time.Since September 11, especially, people have been looking for ways to get an early idea of when outbreaks are occurring," said Michael Stoto of the RAND Corporation, a speaker at the annual meeting of the American Association for the...

Studies suggest brain injury results from developmental exposure to alcohol, anesthesia, and lead

...ing a link between exposure to lead in utero and a diagnosis of schizophrenia in young adults. "The results of our study suggest that lead-induced prenatal damage to the developing brain may show itself decades following initial exposure to the substance," Susser said. At the same symposium, Washington Univ...

Carnegie Mellon scientist says new technologies boost bio-terrorism surveillance

... prescriptions. Insurance claims typically include diagnosis and medication codes along with the name, address, birth date and social security number of each patient. Under the current ad hoc model of sharing data, widespread potential abuses are possible. For example, medical records for legislators, judges...

European Society for Medical Oncology Cancer Conference

...ntations on the latest developments concerning the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, progress in research, and promising new technologies. International cancer specialists will review progress on important topics such as advances in breast cancer, colorectal cancer, leukaemia, lung cancer, lymphoma, new thera...

Algorithms help diagnose cancer

... exciting to us, unlike previous mass spec disease diagnosis methods, Q5 provides clues about the molecular ide...eins can serve as biomarkers, helping doctors make diagnosis and also helping researchers design better targeted drugs," says Donald....

Rice and M. D. Anderson establish Center for Computational Cancer Research

...ally every aspect of cancer treatment, from cancer diagnosis and protein modeling of each patient, to drug discovery and clinical trial design. "The computing needs of the cancer research community are enormous, and with the intellectual expertise in problem solving offered by our collaborators from Rice, we c...

Small-molecule inhibitors of anthrax lethal factor identified

...y when exposure occurs through inhalation. Prompt diagnosis and antibiotic treatment during the early stages of infection are critical. In many cases, however, antibiotics may not be effective--particularly when bacterial overload causes large amounts of anthrax toxin to be released in the body. Anthrax tox...

Other highlights in the January 21 issue of JNCI

... and twining rates as measures of fertility before diagnosis of germ-cell testicular cancer, Lorenzo Richiardi,..., et al. Retention of enrollees following a cancer diagnosis within health maintenance organizations in the Cancer Research Network, Terry S. Field, Meyers Prima...

Resilience through improvisation

...nto DNA replication and repair could assist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in which DNA damage is involved, such as cancer. The surprising findings appear in the December 9 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), USA. DNA polymerases travel along the DNA, producing new "pri...

New study identifies inhibitor of anthrax toxin

..., cough and chest pain mimic colds and flu, early diagnosis is extremely difficult; as a result, some 90 percent of all cases of inhalational anthrax prove fatal. "Toxins act in two ways," adds BIDMC scientist and first author Benjamin Turk, Ph.D. "First, they cripple the cells that fight bacterial infection...

Fox Chase Cancer Center research shows kidney cancer can be diagnosed in urine

...ancer Research. As with other cancers, an early diagnosis of kidney cancer can result in curative treatment whereas the prognosis for advanced kidney cancer is poor. The challenge in diagnosing cancer early is developing an inexpensive, noninvasive, accurate and simple screening test. The researchers sa...

SARS coronavirus part bird, part mammal: study

...be most useful in the development of tests for the diagnosis of new SARS outbreaks. We will be in a much better position to recognize new and potentially deadly viral outbreaks if we can identify the specific evolutionary changes that made SARS so deadly." Guttman states that this is just a first step in thi...

Newly identified genes may help predict outcome in childhood leukemia

...December 7, 2003) The measurement of new genes at diagnosis in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), discovered through new technologies from the human genome project, may be highly predictive of therapeutic outcomes, according to a study presented today during the 45th Annual Meeting of the Ameri...

Anorexia may cause emphysema, study suggests

...ion and emphysema. But until the advent of CT, the diagnosis of emphysema relied on the pathologic examination of lung tissue. According to Dr. Coxson, a study conducted by Jewish physicians in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation showed that 13.8 percent of people who died of starvation had emphysema ...

Gastrointestinal specialists comment on new study on 'Virtual' colonoscopy

... performed remains the clear gold standard for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer and adenomas. Patients shoul...noscopy remains the only strategy that allows both diagnosis and treatment in a single session. The relative cost-effectiveness of virtual colonoscopy, the inte...

Lab tests can reveal how patients respond to Gleevec

...utational testing can be helpful in confirming the diagnosis of GIST and in defining the prognosis for patients who need Gleevec therapy," said Christopher Corless, M.D., associate professor of pathology in the OHSU School of Medicine and co-investigator in the GIST research. Also study co-investigators ar...

Effects of maternal myasthenia gravis on pregnancy and birth examined

...escription of Myasthenia Gravis, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, will be available for downloading at www.neurology.org on November 25....

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