3 days popular7 days popular1 month popular3 months popular

Archive for August 16th, 2017

New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. More than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, according to estimates, and the numbers are growing as the population ages. [...]

A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at just 8 to 9 percent. Research led by Nada Kalaany, PhD, at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, now [...]

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have found. The results, published in Cancer Cell, show that catching and treating breast cancer before it spreads is a realistic [...]

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack. The investigators’ report on the test, published [...]

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This is caused by bacteria destroying the soft tissue and the bone around the implant in the worst case. In future, patients will benefit from a quick and affordable method assessing whether [...]