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Blood Test, Cancer, Cancer Staging, carcinoembryonic antigen, CEA, Dr David Larson, Dr Elizabeth Habermann, Dr Kellie MAthis, kern center, Mayo Clinic Research

Underused Cancer Test Could Improve Treatment for Thousands, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it. The findings were published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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Next-generation sequencing panel , pediatric cancers, Comprehensive DNA and RNA Pediatric Cancer Panel

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches OncoKidsSM – a Comprehensive DNA and RNA Pediatric Cancer Panel

Today, a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched OncoKidsSM, a next-generation sequencing-based panel specifically designed for pediatric cancers.

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Pediatric Oncology, infant leukemia, treatment-related leukemia, Translocations, TOP2, TOP2 poisons, DNA cleavage

Research on Crucial Cutting Enzyme Maps Site of DNA Damage in Leukemias and Other Cancers

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Researchers studying a DNA-cutting enzyme with a crucial role in regulating the structure of genes have discovered a broad role for its cutting activity in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements called translocations that cause cancer, including leukemias and solid tumors. The findings open possibilities for new clinical approaches.

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Hemodialysis, Kidney, Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Blood, arteriovenous fistula (AVF) , Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

New Magnet Technology Creates Easy Blood Access for Hemodialysis Patients

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A new, minimally invasive system which uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create access for patients needing hemodialysis, is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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vitamin A deficiency, Tuberculosis, TB, TB Disease, Infectious Diseases, Blood Analysis, Study Findings, Vitamin A, Retinol, Lima, Peru, Tuberculosis Research Units Program, Megan Murray, Mercedes Becerra, NIH, National Institutes of Health

Low Levels of Vitamin a May Fuel TB Risk

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At a glance: People with low levels of vitamin A living in households with people who have TB were 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. The study findings suggest that vitamin A supplementation may offer powerful protection against the deadly disease among high-risk individuals. TB, one of the top infectious disease killers globally, hits especially hard in low- and middle-income countries, where vitamin A deficiencies are common.

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Atherosclerosis, Trehalose, Macrophages, Autophagy

Type of Sugar May Treat Atherosclerosis, Mouse Study Shows

Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a natural sugar called trehalose revs up the immune system’s cellular housekeeping abilities. These souped-up housecleaners then are able to reduce atherosclerotic plaque that has built up inside arteries. Such plaques are a hallmark of cardiovascular disease and lead to an increased risk of heart attack.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Thinner, Heart, Cardiology

Alternative to Blood Thinners Available for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Rush University Medical Center is offering a new, implantable cardiac device to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, providing an alternative to the long-term use of blood thinners.

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small vessel disease, Cognitive Decline, Atahualpa Project

Memory Loss and Other Cognitive Decline Linked to Blood Vessel Disease in the Brain

Memory loss, language problems and other symptoms of cognitive decline are strongly associated with diseases of the small blood vessels in the brain, according to a study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Hypertension, Tulane University, Systolic Blood Pressure

Study Suggests Lower Targets for Systolic Blood Pressure

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A new study conducted by researchers from Tulane University finds reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death.

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Blood Clot, Stroke, Heart Attack, Thromboses

Small Molecule Prevents Blood Clots Without Increasing Bleeding Risk

It may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.







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