Tag: "rarity" at medical news

OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened

...rs Medical Center. "However, given the relative rarity of esophageal cancer compared with the high prevalence of GERD," Jobe explained. "Routine screening within the general population using traditional upper endoscopy would be too costly." Eager to find an economically viable means of screening and mon...

T cell 'brakes' lost during human evolution

...cted with HIV virus. It could also account for the rarity of T-cell mediated liver damage, such as chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis and cancer, following Hepatitis B or C infection in chimpanzees. In addition, several other common human T cell-mediated diseases, including bronchial asthma, rheumatoid ar...

Creating a new questionnaire to assess alcohol problems among college students

...n their relative severity that is, their relative rarity of occurrence among regular drinkers reflects a developmental progression," he said. "For example, do certain alcohol problems reliably occur earlier in one's drinking career than more severe problems? If so, this would allow us to monitor the pro...

New preoperative chemotherapy and radiation regimen yields encouraging results for sarcoma

...n performed for a number of reasons, including the rarity of this disease. Radiation is less controversial than chemotherapy and can be necessary treatment in order to avoid amputation. Depending on the preference of the treatment team, radiation can be given either before or after surgery. "Giving radia...

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(Date:8/28/2014)... researcher and his collaborators have developed an online analytic ... of re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. CellNet is a ... aid stem cell engineering. Details of CellNet and its ... back-to-back papers in the journal Cell . , ... for all types of cell-based investigations and can potentially ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has ... Society of America,s 27th Annual Mouse Molecular Genetics ... in Pacific Grove, California. These awards are ... doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the ... encourage the participation of young scientists at the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... the developmental on-off switch for Streptomyces , a ... of the world,s naturally derived antibiotic medicines. , ... is possible to manipulate this switch to make nature,s ... August 28 in Cell , found that a ... a larger protein called BldD ultimately controls whether a ...
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