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Researchers closer to test to predict heart attacks
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Doctors are one step closer to a simple test that could predict whether a patient is about to have a heart attack — by using a blood sample to detect cells that have sloughed off of damaged blood vessel walls. The finding could potentially address "the greatest unmet need" facing cardiologists, the lead author said. More

Aspirin may reduce cancer risk, but it has risks, too
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Regular aspirin use might reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 38 percent, according to a big review of research. But "might" is the key word, scientists say. Even if it works, that benefit comes with costs, including an increased risk of ulcers. Studies say the risk of serious internal bleeding doubled in the first three years of taking aspirin daily. And reduced cancer risks didn't start to show until three years out. More

Scientists open window into how cancers override cell growth controls
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Rapidly-dividing cancer cells are skilled at patching up damage that would stop normal cells in their tracks, including wear and tear of telomeres. Loss of telomeres forces cells out of the dividing game and into a growth arrest state called "senescence." Scientists have created roundworms that eke out an existence to maintain telomeres. More

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Study: Adrenaline shot may not always help heart patients
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People in cardiac arrest may do worse long-term if they're given a shot of adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, on the way to the hospital, according to a Japanese study. Researchers writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association found people whose hearts suddenly stopped beating had circulation return more often in the ambulance if they were given adrenaline — but those same patients were less likely to be alive and without brain damage a month later. More

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Examining the broader practice of cytology
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Microscopy defines the world of cytology. The most common application of cytopathology is the Pap smear. Histology is a traditional standard, but what happens when there comes along a diagnostic report based on information beyond cellular morphology and tissue structure? More

Checklist keeps heart failure patients out of hospital
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Forget high technology. An old-fashioned checklist has the potential to keep patients with heart failure out of the hospital — and save Medicare billions of dollars, a small new study suggests. The checklist aims to help patients stay healthy after discharge, instead of quickly returning to the hospital because their symptoms return or get worse. More

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Mossberg Labs Stains Improving Outcomes

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A shiny new tool for imaging biomolecules
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At the heart of the immune system is a vast and complex communications network involving millions of cells. At the heart of this vast cellular signaling network are interactions between proteins and other biomolecules. Researchers have developed the first practical application of optical nanoantennas in cell membrane biology. More

More clinical labs exploring hubs and LOINC to connect to doctors
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It's no secret clinical laboratories and pathology groups are being asked to interface their laboratory information systems to the electronic medical record systems of office-based physicians and other types of providers. Blame it on HITECH, Meaningful Use and the substantial monetary incentives offered by the federal government. More

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US Supreme Court rejects 2 test patents
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According to a report, the Supreme Court rejected two patents on a method for monitoring a patient's blood to determine the best dosage for a drug, a decision that may affect the profitability of personalized medicine. The justices overturned a ruling that allowed the patents for Nestle unit Prometheus, with the high court saying companies could not patent observations about a natural phenomenon. More

US heart surgery projected to decline
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Cardiovascular surgery device suppliers must prepare for tough times ahead in America, according to a new report by GBI Research. The new report states that instances of cardiac surgery will fall in the United States, which represents the largest national market for this treatment, due to a growing preference for non-surgical options. More
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