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CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...iagnostic test based on recent developments in the diagnosis of human breast cancer,” Dr Church said. “Such a test would enable the screening of captured animals prior to their release into the wild or placement into isolated breeding populations.” Dr Church and his team will look to extend their work using th...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...ble Kronos to develop a test that aids in clinical diagnosis and help determine a person’s genetic predisposition for developing Alzheimer’s disease. “This discovery allows us to accelerate the development process for creating a new diagnostic test that is capable of detecting the presence of GAB2, and may ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...sistent fever, we need to come up with the correct diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible – particularly for those with a weakened immune system, who can die from the infection,” she says. “Also, different Bartonella species respond to different drugs, so it is essential to explore further and pinpoint wh...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

... helped to identify novel pathways and markers for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The first study, presented by Husseini K. Manji, M.D., chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suggests that bipolar disorder arises from abnormalities in ...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

...tcomes in 785 children younger than 16 who had the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML)....

Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment

...isely position sensors, drugs or DNA for the early diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. The approach represents a potential way to overcome hurdles in delivering cargo to the interiors of cells, where they could be used as an alterative technology for gene therapy, said Rashid Bashir, a researcher a...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...mine stroke-related outcomes immediately after the diagnosis of and initiation of treatment for Type 2 diabetes...ascular complications of diabetes occur long after diagnosis rather than in the first five years. “We hope our findings will help to dispel the notion that th...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...n primary event. Autopsy findings that support the diagnosis of drowning include but are not limited to frothy ...ed on this study, MDCT may provide support for the diagnosis of drowning when other causes of death have been excluded by a limited autopsy or external examinati...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...F patients has a short duration of symptoms before diagnosis and display an accelerated clinical course to end-stage disease. The authors postulate that these "rapid progressor" patients, predominantly smoking males, represent a distinct clinical phenotype compared with the usual "slow progressors" patients. ...

Better insight into brain anatomical structures

... new contrast agent will allow better research and diagnosis of brain diseases involving the CNS (central nervous system), such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, strokes, and tumors. Furthermore, the Korean team was able to attach antibodies to the manganese oxide nanoparticles. These antibodies ...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

...le. "Data viewing is rapid and allows accurate diagnosis in a fraction of the time that physicians must now spend using current image viewing technologies," Clements says. The technology can be applied to any large 3- or 4-D data set but is most readily applicable to medical images. For instance, CT s...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...antation. "We want people to know that when the diagnosis of complete DiGeorge anomaly is made, it is no longer a death sentence," said pediatric immunologist Louise Markert, M.D., Ph.D., who developed the procedure. "There is a treatment available -- thymus transplantation -- that has led to survival of mo...

Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia

...Daouk thinks this technology could lead to earlier diagnosis of schizophrenia. It may also begin to explain wha...biological markers that can be used to establish a diagnosis or reliably predict response to treatment or how the disease will progress. Although the prevaili...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...ompelling evidence that new methods for screening, diagnosis and evaluation of cancer can make a significant im...hat aims to improve quality of life through better diagnosis and treatment. ...

Risk of HIV transmission highest early in infection

... and Sussex University Hospitals, pointed out that diagnosis of HIV reduces the risk of transmission. But, they note, symptoms of primary HIV infection are non-specific. Only a small proportion of infected individuals are diagnosed in early infection, thus compounding the difficulties in preventing transmissio...

Gene tests and brain imaging reveal early dementia

...ar. "This is a crucial step towards the better diagnosis of Alzheimer's," she says. "If the method is developed it can help us find the people who'd benefit most from treatment in good time." The method is based on the well-established fact that the APOE protein affects the risk of developing Alzheimer'...

Gene found for rare disorder may reveal new pathway in mental retardation

... retardation." "This discovery will improve the diagnosis of Cornelia deLange syndrome," added Dr. Krantz, "and also opens an avenue for investigating genetic mechanisms in broader populations of patients with abnormal brain development, in mental retardation and possibly autism as well." ...

Researchers identify ovarian cancer biomarkers

...hile preliminary, could one day improve screening, diagnosis and treatment for this disease. The team of resea...he disease and no effective screening tests. Early diagnosis is crucial, marking the difference between a 95 percent survival rate for cancers found at the earli...

MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development

...as a biomarker, or biological indicator, for early diagnosis of neurological disorders such as autism. The researchers describe their model and analysis in the April issue of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. Peng Yu, a graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (...

RNA splicing factor implicated in ovarian tumor cell growth

...ced in ovarian cancer may present a new target for diagnosis or treatment of ovarian and other cancers, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Researchers in the UIC College of Pharmacy found that interfering with the production of a splicing factor can inhibit the growth and invas...

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