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Blood test could provide rapid, accurate method of detecting solid cancers

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a...

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis...
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Low IQ in teen years ups risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age...

Blood test IDs those at-risk for cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s within 3...

Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild...

Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising

In 2011, biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) demonstrated a highly effective method for delivering HIV-fighting antibodies to mice—a treatment that protected the mice...

Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

A study out today in the journal Nature Medicine suggests a potential new treatment for the seizures that often plague children with genetic metabolic disorders and...

Scientists Halt Deadly Organ Tissue Scarring in its Tracks

UC San Francisco scientists report that they were able to arrest, and even reverse, tissue scarring of the liver, kidneys and lungs in mice. The...

Hyperactive platelets to blame for African-American cardio risk?

A molecular pathway through which platelets, the clot-forming cells of the blood, are activated could outline the road to heart disease and stroke for...

Approved cancer drug may help treat diabetes

A pair of studies by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway — a series of interaction among...

New MR analysis technique reveals brain tumor response to anti-angiogenesis therapy

A new way of analyzing data acquired in MR imaging appears to be able to identify whether or not tumors are responding to anti-angiogenesis...

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