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Scientists Identify New Possible 'biomarker' for Pancreatic Cancer

...aepithelial neoplasia, an early form of pancreatic duct cancer. They also observed that the receptor was present in 79 per cent of primary pancreatic cancers, and 83 per cent of metastatic cancers. Waltz believes that the RON receptor's signalling pathways may be a key factor contributing to pancreatic ...

Genetic Secrets Behind the Dragline Silk

..., which are transported to the spinneret through a duct where the proteins interact and align to form the silk strands. 'The production of artificial silk is not quite there yet,' Hayashi said. 'Now, with the full length genes known and as we learn more about theses two proteins, hopefully we will have ...

Correlation Between Bile Duct Obstruction and Ductal Cancer Found

When bile duct cancer cells were placed in the liver of animals with bile duct obstruction, they grew more rapidly than identical cells placed in animals without bile duct// obstr...

Cancer Patient’s Life Improved With Anti-reflux Valv

...tients also has been shown to help those with bile duct obstruction, according to a research//. The study...of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy journal. This bile duct stent with the “Dua Anti-Reflux Valve,” named after its inventor, was cleared for use by FDA last ye...

No-scalpel Vasectomies by Skilled Surgeons may Speed Recovery

...ctomy, a surgical form of birth control in which a duct known as the vas is cut or tied, has traditionally been performed by making an incision in the skin of the scrotum. Cutting or tying the vas, which carries sperm from the testicles, leaves a man infertile. Instead of making an incision, the no-sca...

Viagra Plays Another Role-Premature Baby Saved

...d the day after birth. Doctors discovered that a duct in the heart had not closed properly. He was operated upon at 3 weeks to rectify this. Yet, another problem soon surfaced. Various areas of the tiny tot’s lungs were not receiving enough oxygen to pump to different parts of the body, in spite of t...

Experts reject duct tape therapy for warts

...archers strongly, criticized the practice of using duct tape a strong wide adhesive tape to do away with u...which disproves the popularly attested belief that duct tape is helpful in some way to hinder the growth of warts on extremities. Contrary to popular belief...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

...hieve gallbladder identification as well as cystic duct and artery exposure in all cases. “The transgastric and transvesical combined approach is feasible, and proved particularly useful to perform gallbladder surgery exclusively through natural orifices,” said Carla Rolanda, M.D., of the University o...

World’s First Pediatric Laparoscopic Liver Surger

... 18,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and bile duct cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during 2006. Because of a higher incidence rate of hepatitis B and C, liver cancer is more common in developing countries in Africa and East Asia than in the United States. Source: Eurekalert...

New Method To Screen Breast Cancer Cells

...is effective in finding cancer cells within breast duct fluid, we need to improve the accuracy of obtaining the fluid,' says Sukumar, who believes that their gene screen may miss cancers if they overlook any hidden breast ducts. Improvements in getting an accurate representation of fluid from all the br...

Green tea could protect us against billiary tract cancer and bile stones

...tones by 27 %, gallbladder cancer by 44 % and bile duct cancer by 35 %. But in the case of men there were no significant changes as in women. Previous researchers have found that green tea may have anti-cancer effects. Components in green tea promote deaths of cancer cells. But the FDA rejected the health...

Booster Dose Of Radiotherapy Beneficial In Early Breast Cancer

...l. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) occurs in the duct cells lining the milk ducts. This is a form of pre-cancer that is still confined to the ducts and has not spread outside. The usual way of treating such a pre-cancer is surgery and radiotherapy. Sometimes mastectomy may also be necessary. "First, n...

Male Contraceptive Pill Being Developed By Berlin Pharmaceutical

...lternative to cutting the vas deferens", the sperm duct that runs from the testicle to urethra. She notes that around 60 million men around the globe have been sterilised - a number similar to that of women taking the pill. But unlike sterilisation, the effect of the injection can be reversed after a cer...

Novel Treatment Found To Prolong Survival Of Liver Cancer Patients

...o the traditional rates. Patients with liver, bile duct and colon cancer were found to live for an average of 15.2, 13.2 and 17.2 months respectively. Nearly, one third of the treated patients had severe complications ranging from upper gastrointestinal ulcers or bleeding, liver disease to problems asso...

New Test Can Detect Breast Cancer 8 Years Earlier

...s quick and painless. Fluid is extracted from each duct using suction. Technicians then examine the cells ...tice. Earlier research suggests abnormal cells in duct fluid are an important risk factor for breast cancer. Finding cellular changes long before a lesio...

Higher incidence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

...ard for surgical treatment of cholelithiasis. Bile duct injury (BDI) remains the most serious //complication of cholecystectomy. According to a recent survey, published in the October issue of the journal Archives of Surgery, the incidence of BDI has become more frequent with LC. The study verifies the c...

Combined modality approach for effective treatment and enhanced survival in bile duct cancer

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a type of bile duct cancer. Conventional therapy for this for of cance...ncer also is seen in patients with congenital bile duct cysts and bile duct stones. Most frequently, these tumors are located near the liver. Cholangiocarci...

Reason for diabetes drug causing edema discovered

...r gamma (PPAR). This is situated in the collecting duct of the kidney. The activation of the receptor serves to retain the fluid in the body and causes edema. TZD drugs are generally used to lower blood sugar levels and lipid levels and help in controlling blood pressure. However some people can get pulm...

Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia increases risk of breast cancer

...s a condition where cancer cells break through the duct and lobular wall and invade the surrounding fatty and connective tissues of the breast. Out of the 7600 studied, 264 who had atypical lobular hyperplasia went on to develop invasive breast cancer. Researchers said that this new discovery indicated t...

Surgery beneficial in Meniere's disease

... problem lies with a swelling of the endolymphatic duct in the ear// and this area can be the target of corrective surgery. Researchers at the Michigan Ear Institute in the US have been looking at the effects of such surgery for Meniere's disease. They asked 165 patients of average aged 50 years undergo...

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