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Blood test may find markers of bladder cancer risk

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Knowing that it is impossible to catalog all the carcinogenic exposures a person has had in life and then assess them, Brown University researcher Carmen Marsit is looking for a more precise way to predict individual susceptibility to cancer. In a paper...

Published on 23 February 2011, 06:34


Malaria-infected cells stiffen, block blood flow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Although the incidence of malaria has declined in all but a few countries worldwide, according to a World Health Organization report earlier this month, malaria remains a global threat. Nearly 800,000 people succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease in...

Published on 21 December 2010, 06:12


Phase III study showed Rituxan/MabThera for initial use followed by continued use delayed need for additional therapy in people with asymptomatic follicular lymphoma, a common type of blood cancer

Rituxan/MabThera decreased the risk of needing later treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy by 80%Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today positive data from a Phase III study of Rituxan/MabThera (rituximab) in patients with advanced follicular lymphoma who did not have symptoms...

Published on 5 December 2010, 17:15


Key to blood-brain barrier opens way for treating Alzheimer's and stroke

While the blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from harmful chemicals occurring naturally in the blood, it also obstructs the transport of drugs to the brain. In an article in Nature scientists at Karolinska Institutet now present a potential solution to the problem. The key to the...

Published on 14 October 2010, 04:02


Gene doping detectable with a simple blood test

German scientists from Tübingen and Mainz have developed a blood test that can reliably detect gene doping even after 56 days.Scientists at the universities in Tübingen and Mainz have developed a test that can provide conclusive proof of gene doping. "For the first time, a direct method is...

Published on 3 September 2010, 05:10


Nanomagnets Purify Blood

Scientists have succeeded in clearing a toxin from blood in just a few minutes, using specially produced nanomagnets. The procedure appears promising. If the method can be put into practice, it could one day help people with blood poisoning quickly and efficiently.They are just 30 nanometres...

Published on 25 August 2010, 12:36


UT MD Anderson Study Ties Abnormal Cells in Blood to Lung Cancer

Circulating aberrant cells increase as non-small cell lung cancer progresses.A novel approach detects genetically abnormal cells in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients that match abnormalities found in tumor cells and increase in number with the severity of the disease, a research...

Published on 23 July 2010, 05:19


Successful treatment of therapy-resistant chronic leukemia using allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Almost 50 percent of patients without even minimal residual disease/ Study led by hematologists from Heidelberg published in “Blood”The transplantation of stem cells from a healthy donor (allogeneic) offers the chance of cure for patients with an aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic...

Published on 13 July 2010, 11:00


Water's Unexpected Role in Blood Pressure Control

Name a drink that can make you more alert for late-night studying, prevent you from fainting after giving blood, and even promote a teensy bit of weight loss.Chances are you didn’t say water. But that’s the right answer.Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have shown that...

Published on 8 July 2010, 07:49


Diagnostic Blood Test Can Identify Rare Lung Disease

CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have found that a certain blood test can successfully identify lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) in some patients, eliminating the need for surgical lung biopsy to make a diagnosis.These...

Published on 6 July 2010, 03:15


Genetic Septet in Control of Blood Platelet Clotting

Findings offer new targets in developing diagnostic tests and treatments for arterial disease.In what is believed to be the largest review of the human genetic code to determine why some people’s blood platelets are more likely to clump faster than others, scientists at Johns Hopkins and in...

Published on 23 June 2010, 04:17


Vitamin D Status is Not Associated with Risk for Less Common Cancers

Despite hopes that higher blood levels of vitamin D might reduce cancer risk, a large study finds no protective effect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma or cancer of the endometrium, esophagus, stomach, kidney, ovary, or pancreas. In this study, carried out by researchers...

Published on 18 June 2010, 11:12


B-Vitamins Cut Lung Cancer Risk, Study Finds

A major European study involving Newcastle University has found a link between the levels of B-vitamins in the blood and lung cancer.The breakthrough could aid disease prevention, early diagnosis and save lives.The investigation, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and...

Published on 16 June 2010, 08:54


Gamma interferon prompts stem cell response to fight infection

HOUSTON -- (June 10, 2010) -- Most of the time, the body's blood-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells remain dormant, with just a few producing blood cells and maintaining a balance among the different types.However, invading bacteria can be a call-to-arms, awaking the sleeping stem cells and...

Published on 10 June 2010, 02:32


Scientists Make Water-free Liquid From Blood Protein

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to make a highly concentrated water-free liquid of a key blood protein, myoglobin, opening up the possibility of new types of biomedical materials.By using a chemical procedure in which surfactant molecules, a form of wetting agent,...

Published on 7 June 2010, 03:06


A New Cancer Vaccine Starves Tumours of Blood

A DNA-vaccine that restricts the supply of blood to tumours has been developed by scientists at the Karolinska Institutet. The vaccine slows the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice.If a cancer tumour is to become larger than a few millimetres it must be able to stimulate the formation of new...

Published on 24 May 2010, 10:35


Systems Biology Helps to Understand Hematopoiesis

After blood loss, large amounts of the hormone Epo flood the hematopoietic system in the bone marrow. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) in Heidelberg and the University of Freiburg have now published an article in Science uncovering how a...

Published on 21 May 2010, 11:18


New Test for Early Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Researchers at King’s College London’s Twin Research Unit have discovered new ways of measuring metabolites in the blood which could be used to diagnose osteoarthritis earlier.Their new biochemical test called metabolomics allows the scientists to test for 163 chemical signals at the same...

Published on 20 April 2010, 13:08


Protein Linked to Problems with Executive Thinking Skills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – New research shows that a high level of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for inflammation in the blood, is associated with brain changes that are linked to problems with executive thinking skills. The study is published in the March 30, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the...

Published on 29 March 2010, 16:14


Newly-Identified Growth Factor Promotes Stem Cell Growth, Regeneration

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified a new growth factor that stimulates the expansion and regeneration of hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells in culture and in laboratory animals. The discovery, appearing in the journal Nature Medicine, may help researchers overcome...

Published on 21 March 2010, 14:15


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