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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

New Gene Hunt Reveals Potential Breast Cancer Treatment Target

Mar. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, already identifying one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers. The team developed a statistical approach to ... read more

Robots Can Detect Breast Cancer as Well as Radiologists

Mar. 5, 2019 — A new article suggests that artificial intelligence systems may be able to perform as accurately as radiologists in the evaluation of digital mammography in breast cancer ... read more

3D Simulation of Bone Densitometry Predict Better the Risk of Fracture Due to Osteoporosis

Mar. 5, 2019 — Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease in which there is a decrease in bone mass density. The bones become more porous and fragile making them more susceptible to fracture. This disease reduces bone ... read more

Kidney Disease Killer Vulnerable to Targeted Nano Therapy

Mar. 4, 2019 — By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States ... read more

Thirty Years of Fast Food: Greater Variety, but More Salt, Larger Portions, and Added Calories

Feb. 27, 2019 — Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants ... read more

Few Kids' Multivitamin Products Supply Recommended Daily Vitamin D Dose

Feb. 25, 2019 — Few multivitamin products for children supply the recommended dose of 400 IU a day of vitamin D, suggest the results of a survey of 91 different ... read more

Ultrasound Can Assess Bone Health, Increase Early Screening for Osteoporosis

Feb. 25, 2019 — The findings could lead to lower costs and increased screening for populations at-risk for bone diseases, which study authors say extends well beyond postmenopausal women. Prior research has ... read more

Feb. 25, 2019 — Researchers have identified a new gene whose variants cause hereditary childhood-onset osteoporosis. The gene defect was first found in two Finnish ... read more

Older Biologic Age Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

Feb. 22, 2019 — Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists. Biologic age was determined by measuring DNA methylation, a ... read more

PET Scans Show Biomarkers Could Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy

Feb. 21, 2019 — In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which patients ... read more

People With Osteoporosis Should Avoid Spinal Poses in Yoga, Study Says

Feb. 21, 2019 — Yoga postures that flex the spine beyond its limits may raise the risk of compression fractures in people with thinning bones, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The results appear in Mayo ... read more

New 'Smart Drug' Shows Promise for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Feb. 20, 2019 — A clinical trial has found that patients responded to a new 'smart drug' for women with an aggressive form of breast ... read more

Cervical Microbiome May Promote High-Grade Precancerous Lesions

Feb. 19, 2019 — Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Gender Transition

Feb. 18, 2019 — People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Findings underscore the importance of ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — Proper development of the fetal penis requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta, according to a new study. The results ... read more

Controlling and Visualizing Receptor Signals in Neural Cells With Light

Feb. 14, 2019 — Using a novel optogenetic tool, researchers have successfully controlled, reproduced and visualized serotonin receptor signals in neural cells. To this end, they modified a photosensitive membrane ... read more

Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Ignored by Women Most at Risk

Feb. 13, 2019 — Middle aged women aren't getting the message about the proven link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, at a time when more are drinking while cancer rates in their age bracket are ... read more

MRI and Computer Modeling Reveals How Wrist Bones Move

Feb. 13, 2019 — We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? Researchers have now demonstrated a longtime assumption about individuals' right and left wrists, while also finding differences between ... read more

DDT Exposure Tied to Breast Cancer Risk for All Women Through Age 54

Feb. 13, 2019 — All women exposed to high levels of DDT are at increased risk for breast cancer through age 54, but the timing of cancer risk depends on when they were first exposed. Women exposed before 14 years of ... read more

How Breast Tissue Stiffening Promotes Breast Cancer Development

Feb. 12, 2019 — By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire ... read more

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