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Study identifies potential lethal childhood leukemia treatment
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Columbia University Medical Center scientists have demonstrated that two related enzymes play a key role in the development of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a highly aggressive childhood leukemia that's difficult to treat. The study also showed that a dual PI3K gamma/delta inhibitor can significantly prolong survival in a mouse model of the disease. More

Doctor's stake in lab affects biopsy rate
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Urologists with a financial interest in a laboratory send more prostate biopsies for analysis and have a lower rate of cancer detection than those who use independent labs, according to a new study. A professor of public policy at Georgetown University analyzed Medicare claims from 2005 to 2007 in nine states. She compared 9,927 prostate biopsies performed by self-referring doctors with 26,334 done by doctors with no financial interest. More

Software opens door to wide use of 3-D imaging in disease study
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Researchers have developed a novel, easy-to-use system for 3-D reconstruction and examination of tissues at microscopic resolution, with the potential to significantly enhance the study of normal and disease processes, particularly those involving structural changes. The new approach, using conventional histopathological methods, is described in The American Journal of Pathology. More

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Cancer therapy gets boost from new isotope
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A new medical isotope project at Los Alamos National Laboratory shows promise for rapidly producing major quantities of a new cancer-treatment agent, actinium 225. Using proton beams, Los Alamos and its partner Brookhaven National Laboratory could match current annual worldwide production of the isotope in just a few days, solving critical shortages of this therapeutic isotope that attacks cancer cells. More

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Journal of Histotechnology: Recent and future developments
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Journal of Histotechnology, the official peer-reviewed journal of the National Society for Histotechnology, publishes original articles, technical notes and case studies that include a diverse scope of disciplines, all related to the study of living tissues. Journal of Histotechnology Editor Karen Burg would like to extend to you an invitation to submit your article to this journal. We welcome contributions on all aspects of the study of living tissues including pathology, fluorescence and electron microscopy, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. For a full scope, please download the "Invitation to submit" PDF. For more information on how to submit your article, visit the instructions for authors.

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Tiny reader makes fast, cheap DNA sequencing feasible
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Researchers have devised a nanoscale sensor to electronically read the sequence of a single DNA molecule, a technique that is fast and inexpensive and could make DNA sequencing widely available. The technique could lead to affordable personalized medicine, potentially revealing predispositions for afflictions such as cancer, diabetes or addiction. More

Studies show how cells decipher disease-causing invaders
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The specific mechanisms by which humans and other animals are able to discriminate between disease-causing microbes and innocuous ones in order to rapidly respond to infections have long been a mystery to scientists. But a study conducted on roundworms at the University of California, San Diego has uncovered important clues to answering that question. More

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Study: Kidney cancer growth depends on autophagy
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New research at the University of Cincinnati suggests kidney cancer growth depends on autophagy, a complex process that can provide cells with nutrients from intracellular sources. Researchers say in certain circumstances autophagy can protect tumor cells from chemotherapy, allowing them to survive for long periods of time in a hidden, dormant, metastatic state. More

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Growth predicted in molecular diagnostics, gene sequencing
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Explosive rates of growth in clinical use of molecular diagnostics assays seen in recent years are about to be matched by a new opportunity for medical laboratory testing. Experts predict the coming "big thing" in clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology will be next-generation gene sequencing. More

Study: Menthol smokers have more strokes
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Among smokers, people who prefer mentholated cigarettes tend to have more strokes than non-menthol smokers — and this seems to be especially true for women and non-African Americans, according to a study. The author of the study said that while no cigarettes are good for the health, the findings — published in the Archives of Internal Medicine — suggest people should especially stay away from mentholated varieties. More

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Implant warns patients of impending heart attack
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More than 30 percent of the one million U.S. heart attack victims each year die before seeking medical attention. In their upcoming Ergonomics in Design article, researchers study the benefits of the AngelMed Guardian, an implantable medical device currently undergoing clinical trials that alerts users about a potential heart attack through a combination of vibrations, audible tones and visual warnings. More

Stroke risk much higher if sibling has had a stroke
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Having a sibling who has had a stroke significantly increases the familial stroke risk by at least 60 percent, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. Researchers found that, for exposed participants, the overall risk of incident ischemic stroke was significantly increased. Risk was higher in full siblings versus half siblings. More
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