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Social Media + Health Care – A Match Made in Heaven? Ever heard of Patients Like Me, Practice Fusion or maybe Zocdoc? Whether you have or haven’t, healthcare related social media sites are beginning to take off in the health sphere. Ryan Bradley, senior editor at Fortune Magazine, gives us a view into how the [...]
- Antibody Recognition of a Highly Conserved Epitope Across Influenza Viruses
The discovery of the molecule, an antibody known as CR6261, is good news for researchers who hope to design a flu vaccine that would give humans lifelong protection against a majority of influenza viruses.
The antibody also has the potential to treat those who are unvaccinated and become infected with the flu.
- Determining Risk For Pancreatic Cancer
In the latest clinical trial for a technique to detect pancreatic cancer, researchers found they could differentiate cells that are cancerous from those that are benign, pre-cancerous, or even early stage indicators called mucinous cystic lesions.
- Scientists Manipulate Bacteria Into Generating Their Own Vaccine
Scientists have developed a way to manipulate bacteria so they will grow mutant sugar molecules on their cell surfaces that could be used against them as the key component in potent vaccines.
- Fat Tissue Around Blood Vessels Inflamed By High Fat Diets, This Contributes To Heart Disease
A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati shows that high-fat diets, even if consumed for a short amount of time, can inflame fat tissue surrounding blood vessels, possibly contributing to cardiovascular disease. These findings will be published in the Feb. 20 edition of the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research.
- Source of Cancer Stem Cells’ Resistance to Radiation Discovered
Much to the dismay of patients and physicians, cancer stem cells – tiny powerhouses that generate and maintain tumor growth in many types of cancers – are relatively resistant to the ionizing radiation often used as therapy for these conditions.
- New Research May Lead To New Pharmacological Approaches To Treating Obesity
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered a gene that when mutated causes obesity by dampening the body’s ability to burn energy while leaving appetite unaffected.
- US Oncology Adopts Principles For Reforming Cancer Care
The National Policy Board of US Oncology, which supports one of the nation’s largest cancer treatment and research networks representing approximately 1,200 oncologists nationwide, adopted its Principles for Reforming Cancer Care, designed to guide the organization’s national legislative agenda.
- CT and Fiber-Coated Surgical Microcoils Help Locate Small Lung Nodules
A new technique combining computed tomography (CT) with fiber-coated surgical microcoils allows physicians to successfully locate and remove small lung nodules without the need for a more invasive procedure, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology