Tag: "diagnosis" at biology news
Study sheds light on Chlamydial pathogens
...le, and also to identify potential new avenues for diagnosis
and treatment." TIGR staff scientist Garry Myers says that evidence for the likely horizontal transfer of genes among microbial species in the Chlamydiae family also may help scientists to better understand how genes "jump" between species. ...
Genetic blueprint for Q fever bacterium unveiled
...n as a potential bioterrorist threat because early diagnosis
of the disease is difficult, and the microbe is a hardy organism that can be aerosolized. A report describing the sequencing project will be published online this week in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and will appear in the jou...
Common thyroid cancer gene mutation found
...hat we know about the BRAF mutation could speed up diagnosis
and help patients survive advanced disease." Clinical trials for patients with papillary thyroid cancer who have not responded to surgery and radioactive iodine therapy are being planned. Hopkins researchers also screened for the BRAF mutation in ot...
Q Fever microbe's genome is deciphered
...ause Q Fevers flu-like disease symptoms make early diagnosis
difficult. During the 1950s and 1960s, the U.S. military conducted research into the potential use of C. burnetii as a biowarfare agent. But that stockpile was destroyed after the U.S. government halted its biowarfare program in 1969. The former Sovi...
Virginia Tech inventions, creations can improve lives
... brucellosis. The patent also provides methods for diagnosis
of Brucellae infection, a diagnostic kit for use in detecting the presence of Brucellae in mammalian tissue or serum, and a therapeutic method for the treatment or amelioration of symptoms of Brucellosis. The patent is assigned to the United States o...
DNA-based vaccine triples survival for dogs with melanoma
...ever, the prognosis is not good if there is a late diagnosis
or the cancer has spread to another organ. In advanced stages, the median survival is 2 to 3 months. In this study, nine dogs with advanced melanoma were given four bi-weekly injections of human tyrosinase DNA vaccine that was constructed at MSKCC's...
In some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, left ventricular function may be involved
...ill unknown origin. The minimum criteria for a CFS diagnosis
are unremitting, disabling fatigue, accompanied by several other neuropsychological, rheumatological, and influenza-like symptoms. Patients frequently report an infection as an antecedent event. Unfortunately, efforts to find infectious or immunologi...
Proteomics drives new generation of medical treatment
...g to advance the cancer research field, from early diagnosis
to the identification of high-risk patients, accor...ication of proteomic patterns that lead to disease diagnosis
can be done with greater sensitivity and accuracy, according to Donald Johann Jr., MD, of the NIH/NC...
West Nile Virus cases analyzed for prevalence and symptoms
...all U.S. cases reported by January 2003. To aid in diagnosis
and treatment, researchers from three Chicago area medical centers were interested to know more about presenting symptoms. Detailed analysis of 28 cases from three hospitals between the months of August through October of 2002, revealed that more tha...
Biomedical engineer constructs illuminating nanoparticles for medical imaging and gene detection
... trace specific proteins in cells for early cancer diagnosis
and to monitor the effectiveness of drug therapy. ...sensors has potential as a unique tool for disease diagnosis
and drug development."...
Underserved US minorities face 'unequal burden of cancer' that must be corrected
...Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, late-stage diagnosis
often identified as the major cause of excess morbidity and mortality in underserved populations -- is "the final result of complex interactions among multiple factors, including disparities in screening, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as other d...
Gene responsible for developmental disorder identified
...ch out of the question, Elsea said. However, early diagnosis
of the disorder can lead to improved outcomes. "I...h the behaviors a little better," she said. "Early diagnosis
is beneficial because the child needs the most appropriate early interventions." Elsea said it's al...
Charles J. Sherr and Dennis J. Slamon awarded Landon-AACR Prizes for Cancer Research
...at has brought about a revolution in breast cancer diagnosis
and treatment. His laboratory and clinical research led to the development of Herceptin, a breakthrough drug that has been shown to extend the survival of women with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. "I am grateful to be honored for th...
'One-stop' approach works well for cervical cancer prevention
...rate visits. Of 756 women treated the same day as diagnosis
of precancerous lesions, 83.2 percent returned for a follow-up visit, and 93.5 percent returned for a checkup one year later. "The vast majority of women said they were highly satisfied with this 'one-stop' approach, making it more likely they will...
Preventing cancer: Scientists identify a useful piece of JNK
... experiments have significant implications for the diagnosis
and treatment of some forms of cancer. The JNK sig...is likely that this information will be useful for diagnosis
and for the design of appropriate treatment strategies." He points out that attempts to target ant...
Eating eggs may protect against breast cancer
... developing breast cancer, such as family history, diagnosis
of benign breast disease, and use of hormone replacement therapy. The results of the survey revealed that eating more eggs, vegetable fat and dietary fiber between the ages of 1218 may decrease the risk for breast cancer, whilst high consumption of ...
Study of living eye in real time now possible with optics technology
...tina, and may allow doctors to focus in on earlier diagnosis
and treatment of diseases such as diabetes and gla...t." A clear view of the retina is key to the early diagnosis
of diseases such as glaucoma, which produces changes in the nerves in the eye, and diabetes, which a...
New potential sites for Alzheimer's genes suggest a future of custom-designed treatment
...erm memory loss. An autopsy provides the only sure diagnosis
of the condition that robs people of their ability to reason and think and affects more than 4 million people in the United States alone....
Brain banks are a powerful tool for alcohol research
...essing; and systematic and reliable assessment and diagnosis
of all cases. The intent to establish the first systematic brain tissue bank and donor program for neuropsychiatric disorders in Japan has demonstrated the need for collaboration among clinicians, researchers, patients, family members and caregivers...
Guidelines outline evaluation of children with global developmental delay
... retardation). While incurable, early testing and diagnosis
of global developmental delay may help determine t... determine the cause of the disorder. "An accurate diagnosis
has specific implications for treatment, prognosis, management of related conditions, and assessment...
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