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Study tackles reducing bladder cancer recurrence

National and international guidelines call for administration of postoperative immediate chemotherapy to reduce recurrence of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Yet this is done in less than half of cases. A new study led by Clint Cary, M.D., MPH, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, explores environmental barriers to implementation of these guidelines and […]

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Study of cardiac imaging tests new CT-based procedure

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine recently performed a cardiac imaging procedure that was the first of its kind completed in Georgia. The procedure, first performed on October 21, is called dynamic myocardial CT (computed tomography) perfusion imaging or cardiac CTP imaging for short. Cardiac CTP imaging is performed in conjunction with CT angiography, […]

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Scientists take the study of regeneration to the next level by making three-banded panther worms transgenic

Three-banded panther worms are an incredibly impressive marine animal. Known scientifically as the acoel worm named Hofstenia miamia, these tiny animals that grow to only 500 micrometers can perform one of the greatest feats in the animal world, whole-body regeneration. Remove Hofstenia miamia’s tail and it will grow another. Remove its head and another one, […]

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Study highlights the importance of signaling molecule in obesity

Recent work from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism discusses an essential signaling pathway that causes metabolic dysfunction including insulin resistance and obesity. The article from UK’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Markey Cancer Center, and the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences suggests a vital role for […]

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Study examines resilience, depression, and quality of life in patients with breast cancer

Resilience is the ability of an individual to recover or maintain relatively stable psychological and physical functioning when confronted with stressful life events and adversities. In a study published in Psycho-Oncology that included 193 patients with breast cancer who were receiving chemotherapy before undergoing surgery, investigators assessed resilience through questionnaires. Those with resilience were less […]