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March 23, 2016
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New test may improve diagnosis, treatment of gastrointestinal cancers

University of Chicago researchers have developed a method to diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier in patients. By collecting samples from the portal vein—which carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract, including from the pancreas, to the liver—physicians can learn far more about … Continue reading

January 7, 2016
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Device Could Speed Diagnosis of Infections

A new device created by a collaborative team of UA engineers and scientists may significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections. When a patient arrives at a hospital with a serious infection, doctors have precious little … Continue reading

March 23, 2013
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Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

Better diagnosis and treatment of cancer could hinge on the ability to better understand a single cell at its molecular level. New research offers a more comprehensive way of analyzing one cell’s unique behavior, using an array of colors to … Continue reading

February 14, 2013
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Few Pregnant Women Treated for Sexually Transmitted Infections

Many pregnant women with sexually transmitted infections aren’t getting the treatment they need when they visit emergency rooms, according to a new Michigan State University study that highlights a wholly preventable risk to unborn children and raises questions about current … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Prostate Cancer Now Detectable Using Imaging-Guided Biopsy, UCLA Study Shows

Groundbreaking research by a team of UCLA physicians and engineers demonstrates that prostate cancer — long identifiable only through painful, hit-or-miss biopsies — can be diagnosed far more easily and accurately using a new image-guided, targeted biopsy procedure. Traditionally, prostate … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
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Duplex-sequencing Method Could Lead to Better Cancer Detection and Treatment

During an ice climbing trip to the Canadian Rockies last Christmas, two young researchers from the University of Washington, Drs. Michael Schmitt and Jesse Salk, talked about a simple but powerful idea to get better results when looking at cancer … Continue reading

May 4, 2012
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Researchers Determine Vitamin D Blood Level for Reducing Major Medical Risks in Older Adults

In testing older patients’ blood vitamin D levels, there’s uncertainty about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough. The threshold amount has become controversial as several scientific societies set different targets. To help resolve this debate, University … Continue reading

April 28, 2012
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UCLA Researchers Combat Global Disease with a Cell Phone, Google Maps and a Lot of Ingenuity

In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. And in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are … Continue reading