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Archive for August 3rd, 2017

New method for organ transplant monitoring promises better care for patients

Using a combination of DNA sequencing and computer science techniques, a team of researchers has developed a new method for monitoring the health of organ transplant patients – one that promises to provide life-saving clues to diagnose organ rejection at an early stage. More than 180,000 people live with organ transplants in the U.S., and [...]

New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. After a stroke caused by a blood clot resulting in a blockage in a blood vessel in [...]

Exposure to toxins in e-cig vapor varies depending on scenario

E-cigarettes are often perceived to be less harmful than their traditional counterparts, but they could still expose the people who “vape” and those around them to harmful compounds. Researchers now report in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology that heavy use and secondhand emissions could lead to inhaled levels of toxins that exceed set exposure [...]

Targeted radiotherapy limits side effects of breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their cancer is just as unlikely to return, according to trial results published in The Lancet. The Cancer Research UK-funded IMPORT LOW trial* revealed that five years [...]

Three klebsiella bacteria species cause life-threatening infections and share drug resistance genes

A team of US researchers has discovered that three different species of Klebsiella bacteria can cause life-threatening infections in hospital patients and that all three share genes that confer resistance to the most commonly used antibiotics. The study, published in mSphere┬«, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, improves physicians’ understanding of Klebsiella [...]