The calcineurin inhibitors that organ transplant patients take to prevent rejection may also work to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study examined the rate of Alzheimer's disease among 2,600 organ transplant patients. Results were...
Molecular testing is increasingly necessary for diagnosis, determination of prognosis and selection of therapy for modern oncology. Despite its promise, this technology is not without important limitations, some beginning...
Although mitochondria, the tiny capsules that produce energy for the cell, are known to play some role in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, the contribution of mitochondrial dynamics (mitochondrial trafficking, the regulated...
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, the process underlying heart attacks...
California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease. Pathologists at a dozen hospitals in the state are part of a pilot project — the first of its kind in the United...
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwart progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Clinician-scientists are a rare breed — they wear two very important hats, which help bridge the gap between basic and clinical science. The importance of playing the dual role is crucial to the progression of effective medical...
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