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Newswise: The Medical Minute: Don’t wait to follow up on eye doctor recommendations

Article ID: 717817

The Medical Minute: Don’t wait to follow up on eye doctor recommendations

Penn State Health

Regular vision screenings are part of all well-child checks at Penn State Health – but sometimes, caring for a child’s eyes requires additional steps.

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Article ID: 717822

Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Marshfield Clinic have found that there may be a much broader health risk to carriers of the FMR1 premutation, with potentially dozens of clinical conditions that can be ascribed directly to carrying it. The researchers employed machine learning to mine decades of electronic health records of nearly 20,000 individuals.

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Newswise: The challenge: Make and purify a medical isotope that must be used the same day

Article ID: 717829

The challenge: Make and purify a medical isotope that must be used the same day

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A DOE grant will help solve a production roadblock for the medically useful radioactive isotopes scandium 43 and scandium 47. If available, they could visualize and destroy solid tumors. But with a half-life of 4 hours, scandium 43 must be made, purified and then used in a PET scan in a single day.

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Newswise: Diagnosis in 2.127 seconds: Solving a years-long vomiting mystery using AI, research and brain power

Article ID: 717828

Diagnosis in 2.127 seconds: Solving a years-long vomiting mystery using AI, research and brain power

University of Alabama at Birmingham

An artificial intelligence tool developed at UAB's Precision Medicine Institute helped find relief for a young woman with cyclical vomiting syndrome. One unlikely remedy? isopropyl alcohol

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Article ID: 717832

اكتشاف مسارات سرطان الرئة مميزة قد يؤدي إلى علاجات أكثر استهدافًا

Mayo Clinic

جاكسونفيل، فلوريدا - يشتهر سرطان الرئة الغدي بسوء التنبؤات بخصوص سَيْر المرض، وهو النوع الأكثر شيوعًا من سرطان الرئة، والمسؤول عن حوالي 4 من 10 حالات تشخيص، وفقًا للمعهد القومي للسرطان. يمكن للباحثين في حرم Mayo Clinic في فلوريدا الآن التمييز بين مسارين يمكن لهذا السرطان المميت أن يتطور من أيهما، ويصرحون أن اكتشافهم قد يساعد المرضى في المستقبل. وتظهر النتائج في خلايا السرطان.

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Article ID: 717818

127-year-old physics problem solved

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

"Seeing the pictures appear on the computer screen was the best day at work I've ever had," says Simen Ådnøy Ellingsen, an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

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Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

University of Plymouth

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy - literally translated as 'self-eating' - which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.

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