• Compared with kidney disease patients who had zero or one heart healthy lifestyle component in the ideal range, those with two, three, and four ideal factors had progressively lower risks for kidney failure over four years. • No kidney disease patients with five to seven ideal factors developed kidney failure. • Patients’ risk of dying during the study followed a similar trend
– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)|5/23/2013 5:00 PM EDT
More effective detection and diagnosis of oral cancer could result from an advance in noninvasive imaging of epithelial tissue by a Texas A&M University researcher. The research is thought to have the potential to change the way doctors look for precancerous and cancerous areas in a patient’s mouth.
– Texas A&M University|5/23/2013 4:35 PM EDT
MIT and Brookhaven Lab scientists use electron microscopy imaging techniques to settle a solid-state controversy and raise new experimental possibilities
– Brookhaven National Laboratory|5/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT
Using only biomolecules, Israeli scientists have developed and constructed an advanced biological transducer, a computing machine capable of manipulating genetic codes, and using the output as new input for subsequent computations.
– American Technion Society|5/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT
A Missouri S&T researcher has developed a new screening method that uses urinalysis to diagnose breast cancer – and determine its severity – before it could be detected with a mammogram.
– Missouri University of Science and Technology|5/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT
As President Obama gives a speech on national security — including defending U.S. use of drones to combat terrorism — Leila Sadat, JD, international law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, argues that such targeted killing by unmanned planes may violate international humanitarian law. Legalities aside, she also questions whether it promotes U.S. interests abroad.
– Washington University in St. Louis|5/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT
Columbia Engineering researchers have used miniaturized electronics to measure the activity of individual ion-channel proteins with temporal resolution as fine as one microsecond, producing the fastest recordings of single ion channels ever performed.
– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science|5/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic researchers have used next generation genomic analysis to determine that some of the more aggressive prostate cancer tumors have similar genetic origins, which may help in predicting cancer progression. The findings appear online today in the journal Cancer Research.
– Mayo Clinic|5/23/2013 3:50 PM EDT
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