Neurosurgeons identify malign tumors with optical biopsy
A team of neurosurgeons in Germany has used an optical biopsy system to identify cancerous brain and spinal tumors in real time, suggesting that the technology could be used for immediate diagnosis in future operations to improve surgical outcomes and ...
Optics.org - Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:15

Numerical impairment of nestin + bone marrow niches in acute GvHD after ...
Marrow failure in such instances is thought to be due to disruption of the donor hematopoiesis by cytokines (especially interferon-γ and tumor necrosis factor-α) released during GvHD. Recent experimental evidence ... Nestin is a class VI intermediate ...
Nature.com - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:41

Biodegradable interstitial release polymer loading a novel small molecule ...
The GBM tumour tissues treated with BP exhibited downregulation of Axl and MMP2 expression after treatment, as determined through immunohistochemical staining. In this study of SC tumour implantation, the results indicated that BP not only inhibits ...
Nature.com - Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:56

VA Issues Proposed Rule on Schedule for Rating Disabilities
The descriptors in the 100 and 70 percent categories reflect a clinical picture of rapid and extensive blood loss, and their symptoms include high output cardiac failure with hypoxemia due to inability to sustain proper tissue oxygenation, caused by ...
Targeted News Service (subscription) - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:33

Kruppel-like factor 4 signals through microRNA-206 to promote tumor initiation ...
Enrichment of miR-206 was similarly observed in murine basal-like mammary tumors (Figure 1b). Compared with normal mammary tissues or tumors arising in the luminal MMTV_Neu model, we observed upregulation of both KLF4 and miR-206 in basal-like ...
Nature.com - Mon, 08 Jun 2015 06:18



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

Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development
Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegeneration? This interdisciplinary meeting seeks to answer these questions and help attendees learn from ...
The New York Academy of Sciences - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:21



Gadolinium Found in Brain Tissue
Most in the contrast group had undergone serial brain MRI for surveillance of known or resected central nervous system tumors. Ten of the 11 patients in this exposed group with intracranial malignancies had tumors that were limited to the ...
Medscape - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:20


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