Study identifying cell of origin for large, disfiguring nerve tumors lays ...
NF1 patients with plexiform neurofibromas, however, have a 10 percent lifetime risk of the tumors developing into malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), a deadly, incurable type of soft-tissue cancer. In addition, due to their unusual ...
Medical Xpress - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:00



What smoking marijuana does to the brain
Long-term marijuana use appears to alter a person's brain, causing one region associated with addiction to shrink and forcing the rest of the brain to work overtime to compensate, a new study reports. MRI scans revealed that people who use pot for ...
CBS News - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:41



Maurillo: How to keep a cat's third eyelid — yes, they have one — healthy
(0) Comments. Felines have a third eyelid (nictitating membrane, nictitans, haw) arising from the corner of the eye nearest the nose, which is a white to pale pink pliable, thin layer of conjunctival tissue located on top of the eye, but underneath the ...
Auburn Citizen - Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:56

Stem Cell Therapeutics Markets: 2014 Report
There is great interest in stem cells because they have potential to replace defective or damaged cells resulting from a variety of disorders and injuries, leading to a range of new regenerative therapies. Stem cells have become effective tools in ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:11

Kalorama: Stem Cell Therapies Hold Hope for Alzheimer's Treatments
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and irreversible loss of nerve cells in brain areas responsible for controlling thought, memory and language. There are currently about 35 million persons living with Alzheimer's disease worldwide, of which 5 ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:41



Salvage of Failed Total Hip Arthroplasty With Proximal Femoral Replacement
The new generation of proximal femoral replacements is modular and allows different resection lengths to restore better limb length and soft tissue tension. Improved coatings promote osseointegration of the retained proximal host bone to the prosthesis ...
Healio - Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:25



ASTRO Says Few Cancers Qualify for Proton Therapy
Note that American Society for Radiation Oncology officials found sufficient evidence to support reimbursement for ocular tumors, lesions at or near the base of the skull, primary or metastatic tumors of the spine, hepatocellular carcinoma treated with ...
MedPage Today - Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:31

WHO Classification Changes for Soft-Tissue and Bone Tumors
Also, for the first time, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and nerve sheath tumors are now included in the soft-tissue classification. “The most notable change in the classification of GIST is the recognition of the category of 'succinate ...
Cancer Network - Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:33


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