How to light up a tumour
Fluorescence imaging could allow surgeons to identify tissue that needs to be cut out, such as tumours, and tissue that needs to be avoided, such as blood vessels and nerves. The visual aid can also help determine whether a tumour can be operated on ...
The Guardian - Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:59

APC haploinsufficiency coupled with p53 loss sufficiently induces mucinous ...
Studies of genetically modified APC-deficient mouse strains demonstrated that APC is crucial in colon, skin, thymus and nervous system development, as well as neoplasia. To understand APC-mediated tumor suppression .... As shown in Figure 2e ... - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:56

Childhood Cancer Research at UCSF to Transcend Tissue Types With Innovative Grant
Tumors develop after a second mutation occurs in the remaining copy of the NF1 gene in a susceptible cell in the nervous system or bone marrow, which allows the Ras pathway to operate unchecked. In addition to its importance in NF1 patients, the NF1 ...
UCSF News Services - Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:19

UCSF researchers lead $10 million research project on pediatric cancer - Wed, 09 Sep 2015 02:08

Use of Cavitation Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirators for partial nephrectomies
Although ischemic conditions for less than 25 minutes have minimal reported impact on renal function (Volpe et al., 2015), more complex tumours result in prolonged ischemia making the preservation of healthy tissue more difficult. In recent years ... (blog) - Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:52

A 2015 update on predictive molecular pathology and its role in targeted ...
More precisely, a well-defined biomarker, most often a characteristic genetic alteration or particular protein (over-)expression, that indicates the efficacy of the respective drug has to be identified in the tumor tissue of individual patients ... - Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:26

Novel ZnO hollow-nanocarriers containing paclitaxel targeting folate-receptors ...
... to regress subcutaneous tumors in vivo. These nanocarriers could improve chemotherapy tolerance and increase anti-tumor efficacy, while also providing a novel diagnostic read-out through fluorescent switching that is proportional to drug release in ... - Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:06

My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?
Heat stroke occurs when core temperature rises above a critical level, leading to multisystemic problems that can range from central nervous system dysfunction to respiratory issues. Signs might develop in horses with rectal temperatures greater than ... - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:56

Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers
30.5 percent have a musculoskeletal or connective tissue disorder. 8.3 percent have a cardiovascular condition such as chronic heart failure. 9.3 percent have a disorder of the nervous system, such as cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis, or a sensory ...
Center For American Progress - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:30

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