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Article ID: 719068

American College of Radiology Acquires and Expands CT Colonography Locator Tool

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has acquired the My CT Colonography center online locator, a patient-friendly online tool to find a computed tomography (CT) colonography screening center near you. The ACR will now work with stakeholders to explore ways to achieve the goal of having all facilities that perform CTC registered on a center locator.

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17-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719011

Gutsy effort to produce comprehensive study of intestinal gases

University of New South Wales

A source of embarrassment to some, or pure comedy to others, flatulence and the gases of the intestines are increasingly seen as playing an important role in our digestive health.

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16-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718908

Mount Sinai Receives $1.7 million to Study Natural Killer Cell Dysfunction in Bladder Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded nearly $1.7 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to study how bladder cancer affects certain types of white blood cells called “natural killer” cells, or NK cells, which control and limit tumor growth. A clinical and research team of investigators with expertise in bladder cancer and immunotherapy will also design interventions to reverse NK cell dysfunction. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among veterans. Smoking and exposure to industrial chemicals are the leading causes.

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12-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718702

Microbial Profile to Support Growing Field of Human Gut Research

George Washington University

George Washington University researchers published a comprehensive list of the types and ratios of microbes that inhabit the healthy human gut in PLOS ONE, supporting growing research in the field.

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9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Native foods are key to preserving rodent gut bacteria in captivity
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    8-Sep-2019 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718522

Native foods are key to preserving rodent gut bacteria in captivity

University of Utah

If a woodrat is in captivity and is eating an artificial diet, that finely tuned gut microbiome changes. In a paper published in the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal

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5-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718533

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

A University of Florida microbiologist's latest research found that disease-causing bacteria are competing with their human hosts for a key micronutrient.

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5-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: MD Anderson study confirms protein as potential cause of most common type of pancreatic cancer
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    4-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718445

MD Anderson study confirms protein as potential cause of most common type of pancreatic cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

An oncogene, UPS21, has been confirmed as a frequently amplified gene in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common and often lethal form of pancreatic cancer. The discovery could lead to new treatment options.

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4-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718379

New guideline clarifies role of radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer treatment

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

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4-Sep-2019 1:35 PM EDT
Newswise: Drug Designed to Treat Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer May Help Extend Life

Article ID: 718341

Drug Designed to Treat Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer May Help Extend Life

Stony Brook University

A drug developed by researchers at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University that targets enzymes involved in the development of pancreatic cancer cells is showing promise for improved treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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3-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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