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Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) was found to reduce unnecessary surgeries by 50 percent, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Continue reading

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) was found to reduce unnecessary surgeries by 50 percent, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Continue reading

Fighting for oral dominance: Good fungi keep bad ones in check in healthy mouths

Fighting for oral dominance: Good fungi keep bad ones in check in healthy mouths

Human mouths contain a balanced mix of microbes which, when disrupted, can lead to oral diseases. Continue reading

Antibiotics cut death rate for malnourished children

Antibiotics cut death rate for malnourished children

Jan. 30, 2013 — Severely malnourished children are far more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with a therapeutic peanut-based food than children who are simply treated with the therapeutic food alone, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Continue reading

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Dec. 21, 2012 — Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have published findings from a preclinical study assessing the effectiveness of a small-molecule inhibitor, CFAK-Y15, in treating some brain cancers Continue reading

Need to move soon? Don’t trust your emotions

Need to move soon? Don’t trust your emotions

Dec. 11, 2012 — Consumers are more likely to make emotional instead of objective assessments when the outcomes are closer to the present time than when they are further away in the future, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research . “The proximity of a decision’s outcome increases consumer reliance on feelings when making decisions Continue reading

More than a third of high-risk leukemia patients respond to experimental new drug

More than a third of high-risk leukemia patients respond to experimental new drug

Dec. 9, 2012 — A new drug for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) marked by a specific type of genetic mutation has shown surprising promise in a Phase II clinical trial. Continue reading

Protected ‘power naps’ prove helpful for doctors in training to fight fatigue

Protected ‘power naps’ prove helpful for doctors in training to fight fatigue

ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2012) — New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center indicates that the implementation of protected sleep periods for residents who are assigned to overnight shifts in a hospital represent a viable tool in preventing fatigue and alleviating the physiological and behavioral effects of sleep deprivation among these doctors in training. Continue reading

Why older adults become fraud victims more often

Why older adults become fraud victims more often

ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) — Why are older people especially vulnerable to becoming victims of fraud? A new UCLA study indicates that an important clue may lie in a particular region of the brain that influences the ability to discern who is honest and who is trying to deceive us. Continue reading

Biology behind brain development disorder: Mutations in the gene, UBE3B, cause a rare genetic disorder in children

Biology behind brain development disorder: Mutations in the gene, UBE3B, cause a rare genetic disorder in children

ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2012) — This study describes how a combination of sequencing and mouse models were used to identify the gene responsible for a brain developmental disorder seen in four patients. Continue reading