Contrast-enhanced MRI provides useful findings in discordant core biopsy management

An essential part of breast intervention is the process of assessing concordance between imaging findings and core biopsy results. When pathology results are considered benign discordant, current standard of care is surgical excision, even though many of these lesions will ultimately be found benign. A new study published in the April 2019 issue of the…

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Uterine artery embolization can be considered for well controlled symptomatic leiomyomas

A new study published in the April 2019 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) investigates the safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) for symptomatic leiomyomas in patients with various autoimmune diseases. Between January 2007 and June 2018, 1183 consecutive patients underwent UAE for symptomatic leiomyomas at Yonsei University College of Medicine. Nine of…

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Mount Sinai and Hasso Plattner Institute launch new institute for digital health

IMAGE: (Left to right): Dennis Charney, M.D.; Erwin P. Bottinger, M.D.; Joel Dudley, Ph.D.; Christoph Meinel. view more  The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) today announced an affiliation that brings together industry leaders with combined expertise in health care delivery, health sciences, biomedical and digital engineering, machine learning and artificial…

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Movement toward a poop test for liver cirrhosis

IMAGE: Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) scan of the liver showing elevated liver stiffness consistent with cirrhosis. MRE is a non-invasive, imaging-based biomarker for detection of cirrhosis. view more  Credit: UC San Diego Health For the estimated 100 million U.S. adults and children living with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), whether or not they have liver cirrhosis,…

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Pain, pain go away: new tools improve students’ experience of school-based vaccines

Learn about how to reduce pain, fear and dizziness using The CARD™ System (C-Comfort, A-Ask, R-Relax, D-Distract). This video is provided for general information only. It does not replace a diagnosis… view more  Credit: Dr. Anna Taddio, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy University of Toronto and SickKids and HELPinKids&Adults TORONTO, March 29, 2019 — Researchers…

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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments. Schizophrenia, which affects around 7 people in 1000, is a poorly understood group of mental disorders that disrupt cognition and behaviour. Common hallmarks include delusions,…

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Binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances to Baikal seal PPARα

IMAGE: The Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) is a top predator in Lake Baikal, Russia and is contaminated with a variety of environmental pollutants. view more  Credit: Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), Ehime University A team of researchers at Ehime University revealed the binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to Baikal seal peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α…

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Cancer researchers highlight clinical potential of liquid biopsy using droplet digital PCR technology at the 2019 AACR Annual Meeting

Atlanta-March 29, 2019-New research demonstrating the clinical utility of Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) powered liquid biopsy will be presented this week during the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, March 29-April 3. Many of the studies rely on the sensitivity, speed, and cost-effectiveness of ddPCR technology to measure blood-based…

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