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Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...study shows that the combined use of two minimally invasive techniquesendobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and elec...any. The ultimate goal of reliable and minimally invasive biopsy of peripheral lung lesions new appears feasible. The results of the prospective, randomized...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...pression is induced in cells in close proximity to invasive SCC cells from human oral SCCs. In the absence of D6, skin inflammation sensitizes skin cells to tumor formation. In an accompanying commentary on these two studies, David Owens from Columbia University in New York comments that if a heightened inf...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

American scientists have developed a new minimally invasive method of treating cancer and they hope to begin clinical trials on individuals with prostate cancer soon . The development of the process called irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a result of the efforts of Virginia Techbiomedical engineer Rafa...

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...eetles consumed the weakened soybeans, the insects invasive abilities were intensified. Dr. Jorge Zavala, Sr....ted CO2 increased the susceptibility of soybean to invasive insects by down-regulating the expression of hormones related with defense, which down-regulate the ...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...ry. But most atrial ablations are now minimally invasive procedures using tiny devices mounted at the end o...roups. Advocates of the procedure say it is less invasive than open-heart surgery the only proven method for curing many patients and in the long run more c...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

... tumours at diagnosis, meaning more aggressive and invasive disease, than their Caucasian counterparts. In addition, the breast cancer tumours from African American women had characteristics that predicted worse prognoses and poorer outcomes. When all stages of breast cancer in the Jefferson patients were a...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...lt malignancies, childhood cancers tend to be more invasive and grow more rapidly. Studies characterizing and explaining the causes of delays in diagnosis are in their infancy. The few studies that have been done have been limited by methodological weaknesses, such as relying on retrospective chart reviews....

Genetic Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

...er development. The samples analyzed totaled 1,807 invasive colorectal cancer cases and 5,511 controls. These samples were drawn from five populations (African Americans, Japanese Americans, Native Hawaiians, Latinos, and European Americans) included in the Multiethnic Cohort Study, an epidemiological study...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...lemented a successful bioeradication program of an invasive water weed in Africas Lake Victoria. Two insect...ong with mechanical removal, to control the highly invasive water hyacinth, which has also plagued waterways in the southern United States. This method of wat...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

...sting decreases the use of expensive therapies and invasive procedures, in addition to reducing bed occupancy and burden on the healthcare system. In Europe, age-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and heart failure represent the highest cost burden to the healthcare systems. New ana...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...e for visceral [Kaposi sarcoma], which can be more invasive leading at times to catastrophic organ dysfunction and even death. It is also not known if the clonal [Kaposi sarcoma] lesions identified in this study were more aggressive and less likely to respond to therapy, Gill writes. Contact: Article: An...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...itochondrial toxin long used to control species of invasive fish in lakes has been found to selectively inhibit two "survival proteins in cancer cells. The research is a first step toward developing a molecularly-targeted drug that could eliminate cellular-level resistance to multiple types of chemotherapy...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...ficient that there will be no need to repeat these invasive tests. Biopsy results can be confusing and indefinite. Sometimes they can be negative simply because there are too few malignant cells in the sample to be detected. Now researchers have come up with a solution that harnesses the power of magnetic ...

Sciton Receives FDA Clearance for Lipolysis and Wrinkle Treatment

...sicians will be able to offer patients a minimally invasive treatment that ablates and liquefies fat deposits in treated areas. ProLipo will ideally be used in combination therapy with other proprietary treatments developed by Sciton. The end result is skin that appears firm, toned and smooth. As a stand-alon...

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

...on," she said. Backhouse, who was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2004, has survived but still requires hormone treatment, said researchers should be "pounding down our doors". "We are an obvious breast cancer cluster, we worked in a very confined place, we are the perfect place to start if you'...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

...atory for women to report their pregnancies is too invasive and may do little to address the problems that create the preference in the first place, critics say. "Whether such a thing will be possible in a democracy, I doubt," women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari told the Indian daily. A study last year...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...the globe of a single strain of strep known as the invasive M1T1 clone. Just like a computer virus might come...ple throat and skin infections to life-threatening invasive conditions such as necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) and toxic shock syndrome. Strep is ...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...a. Current treatment optionsare often intrusive or invasive and not well-tolerated, leaving a vast number of patients untreated, said Dr. Schneider. Improved therapeutic strategies are required to treat sleep apneas and hypopneas and their associated morbidity and mortality. Sleep apnea affects more than 12...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...ging. If CTCA is considered as an alternative to invasive coronary angiography, the risks and benefits of each test require consideration. Contact the JAMA/Archives Media Relations Department at 312-464-JAMA or email: mediarelations@jama-archives.org....

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

...ging. If CTCA is considered as an alternative to invasive coronary angiography, the risks and benefits of each test require consideration, they added....

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