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NSH Hawaii Symposium wrap up — Aug. 17-19
The first NSH Hawaii Symposium took place in Honolulu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and it turned out to be a great success. The meeting was not only in a beautiful location close to Waikiki beach, the workshops and general sessions were given by some of the top speakers around. All of the volunteers in Hawaii were great help throughout the meeting and provided a great welcoming to all out of town guests. We look forward to working with Hawaii in the future and hope that everyone received the education they were looking for along with a little bit of fun. Take a look at what Rochelle Nabal from Queen's Medical Center & Jason Badrinarain from Lahey Clinic had to say about the meeting, along with photos!
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In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own
The Verge
Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: Scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the University of Pittsburgh has managed to grow human heart tissue that can beat autonomously in a petri dish — an exciting step towards devising transplantable replacement organs.
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New therapy strategy for breast cancer that has spread to the brain
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Cellular therapy and gene therapy have been successfully combined in a mouse model to develop a viable treatment strategy for breast cancer that has spread to a patient's brain. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and metastasis is a major cause of health deterioration and death from the disease. Managing metastasis is difficult for several reasons: The circulatory network known as the blood-brain barrier prevents many anticancer drugs from reaching areas of the brain to which cancer has spread, and metastases have a tendency to spring up in multiple brain locations simultaneously, making current treatments such as radiation challenging.
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Disturbing thyroid cancer rise in Fukushima minors
Six minors in Fukushima Prefecture who were 18 or younger at the time of the March 2011 nuclear disaster have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer since June. Ten other children are believed to have developed the same form of cancer in that time period.
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Study identifies molecular process behind form of nonsyndromic deafness
Bioscience Technology
Researchers identify an underlying molecular process that causes a genetic form of nonsyndromic deafness in a new study that also suggests affected families may be at risk of damage to other organs. A multinational research team led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their findings in a study posted online by the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research opens the door to finding possible treatments for the condition and points to possible cellular damage in other organs like the heart, thyroid and salivary glands.
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Technique shows promise for healing damaged hearts
San Francisco Chronicle
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have used stem cell technology to transform human fibroblasts — which form scar tissue after a heart attack — into beating heart cells. The transformation was done in a lab and will need to be replicated in large animals and, eventually, human subjects. But it could someday enable doctors to replace scarred tissue with healthy cells, undoing the now-permanent damage of heart attacks.
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Stopping cancer in its tracks?
North Carolina State University via Medical Xpress
We've come a long way in cancer treatments — we have powerful, effective drugs for many types of cancer and we're moving toward ever more specific, less invasive therapies. But the problem with cancer is that it's always in motion, metastasizing and spreading throughout the body to overwhelm it. What if you could stop cancer in its tracks?
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Immunology: White blood cells show their stripes
Agency for Science, Technology and Research via Medical Xpress
For the human immune system to work effectively, the body must be able to distinguish invading pathogens, such as fungi and bacteria, from its own healthy tissue. A group of white blood cells known as dendritic cells has a critical role in this task: DCs recognize pathogens then activate and regulate the immune system accordingly. Immunologists therefore believe that DCs could be harnessed for new therapies against fungal and bacterial infections, as well as autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
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New ovarian cancer screening test offers hope for early detection
Live Science via Fox News
A new test to screen for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages, and, if confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening for women.
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