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Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...x (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, tonsils, and tongue) in 2007, and that 7,550 Americans will die from it. Alcohol and tobacco use are the most important risk factors for head and neck cancers, with tobacco use accounting for 85 percent of the cases. Just last month, other NI...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

...RI findings may include cord hemorrhage, swelling, soft tissue and ligament injury, blood clots or herniat... including bleeding within the spine, swelling and soft tissue injury. The results showed that severity of MSCC, bleeding and cord swelling were key indi...

Better insight into brain anatomical structures

...fective method for revealing anatomical details of soft tissues. Contrast agents can help to make these images even clearer and allow physiological processes to be followed in real time. Conventional gadolinium complexes currently used as MRI contrast agent cannot reveal anatomic structures. As reported i...

How to look at dinosaur tracks

...uable source of information about foot morphology, soft tissue distribution, and skin texture,?write Jesper Milàn (Geological Institute, University of Copenhagen) and David B. Loope (Department of Geosciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln). “However, in most instances, the tracks are less than perfectl...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...metastasized to the lung. For patients with deadly soft tissue sarcoma, the lungs are the most common site of metastatic disease. To date, surgery has been the only effective therapy for metastatic sarcoma. The multi-center, Phase II study follows successful completion of systemic administration trials...

Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors

...blastoma survivors developing specific subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas and finds that this risk persists ... high risk of developing another cancer, including soft tissue sarcomas. The increased risk of soft tissue sarcomas is attributed both to the mutation in th...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...ips among all families of crabs and shrimps. Even soft corals, a relatively well-studied group, yielded 15 new species over 3 years in a complimentary project organized by STRI Staff Scientist Hector Guzman. The scientists hope their data will be useful for ANAM (Panama's environmental agency) and t...

Protein fragments sequenced in 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex

...s reported in 2005 that they had found evidence of soft tissue inside the fossilized femur, a discovery widely covered. After seeing one such story in the New York Times, Cantley contacted Asara who, in 2002, had sequenced collagen fragments from 100,000- to 300,000-year-old mammoth bone samples sent by S...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

... increased rates of unhealthy side effects such as soft tissue swelling, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and, in men, abnormal breast development. They were also somewhat more likely to develop diabetes. The review, "The Safety and Efficacy of Growth Hormone in the Healthy Elderly," was publishe...

Computer imaging assists with facial reconstructive surgery

...easurement that can be used along with established soft tissue measurements as a guide for profile facial analysis.?...

Swimming 'to the left' gets bacteria upstream, and may promote infection

...öser's team constructed microfluidic devices using soft lithography. Inside the devices they set up various flow patterns to observe the bacteria in channels that were only 150 or 300 microns wide and between 50 and 450 microns deep. They were able to observe how the bacteria moved at a wide range of flo...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

... says in his UVM lab, tracing his finger above the soft flat needles. "That's mycelium and likely as not there are spores at the end of each of those." To the untrained eye, the fungus he and Grassano are growing looks much like the pest they hope it will fight. Hiding on the underside of hemlock branches...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

... says in his UVM lab, tracing his finger above the soft flat needles. "That's mycelium and likely as not there are spores at the end of each of those." To the untrained eye, the fungus he and Grassano are growing looks much like the pest they hope it will fight. Hiding on the underside of hemlock branches...

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

...sociated with rickets ?a disorder characterized by soft bones and thought to have been eradicated in the United States more than 50 years ago ?as well as increased risk for type 1 diabetes, asthma and schizophrenia. "A newborn's vitamin D stores are completely reliant on vitamin D from the mother," obs...

The effects of smoking on fractures and ligament injuries

...ne infections and smoking has been shown to impair soft tissue wound healing. Two new studies, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Football League Charities, examined the effects of smoking on fractures and ligament healing in mice and found that healing of both types of injury wa...

MRSA toxin acquitted: Study clears suspected key to severe bacterial illness

...nt of CA-MRSA infections are localized to skin and soft tissue and usually can be treated effectively. CA-MRSA strains have enhanced virulence, meaning they can infect otherwise healthy people. One of the biggest problems with CA-MRSA skin infections is that they spread rapidly and have the potential to c...

New way of tracking muscle damage from radiation

... of muscles before and after radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma and Ewing sarcoma are related not o...hat arise in muscles, fat, blood vessels and other soft tissues. Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that arises in the bone or soft tissue, usually in the arms, legs...

Molecular 'marker' on stem cells aids research, perhaps therapies

...rial-based scaffolding, with the goal of producing soft tissue for reconstruction or augmentation, or to shore up bones left fragile by age or disease. “With a purer cell population, you should have a more effective therapy,?Dr. Perlingeiro said. The SSEA-4 molecule was known to be on the surface of ...

Bones at the nanoscale

...ressure is applied to a bone, this is ab-sorbed by soft layers at successively lower length scales, and le...rain is actually noticed in the mineral phase. The soft structures form a single rigid unit at the next level and so on, enabling the tissue to sustain larg...

Study shows antibiotic-resistant bacteria responsible for increase in muscle infections

...om person to person and can cause serious skin and soft tissue infections as well as invasive infections such as bone or joint infections or pneumonia. Failure by physicians to suspect this kind of drug-resistant staph can lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic. Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial inf...

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