New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI

Jülich/Montreal, June 25 2020 — The new German-Canadian lab HIBALL aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy at the cellular level with the help of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. The lab will be officially kicked off this Friday with a virtual satellite event at the annual Organisation of Human Brain Mapping…

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First successful delivery of mitochondria to liver cells in animals

University of Connecticut researcher Dr. George Wu recently published a paper in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology outlining his successful experiment delivering mitochondria to liver cells. This groundbreaking experiment marks the first time researchers have ever successfully introduced mitochondria into specific cells in living animals. Mitochondria generate energy from the conversion of fatty acids…

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Novel radiotracer advantageous for imaging of neuroendocrine tumor patients

Reston, VA—For neuroendocrine cancer patients with liver metastases, a new radiopharmaceutical, 68Ga-DOTA-JR11, has shown excellent imaging performance in tumor detection, staging and restaging, providing important information to guide treatment. In a head-to-head comparison of two somatostatin receptor (SSTR) imaging agents, 68Ga-DOTA-JR11 PET/CT performed better than 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT in detecting liver metastases, with a better tumor-to-background…

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Racial disparities in surgery rates for esophageal cancer

PHILADELPHIA — Black patients with esophageal cancer are at a higher risk of death compared to white patients. Although many reasons have been suggested for this, few have given physician actionable information. A new study from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) — Jefferson Health points to a different reason — Black patients were less…

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Smart phones are empowering women worldwide

By giving women access to information they otherwise wouldn’t have, mobile phones are transforming lives. Putting smart phones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world, according to researchers from McGill University, University of Oxford and Bocconi University. The study published in Proceedings of the National…

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Most American women haven’t heard of breast implant-related lymphoma

June 25, 2020 — Only about 1 out 7 American women have heard about breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) — an immune system cancer occurring in a small percentage of women with breast implants, according to a new survey. Awareness increases to just over half among women who have breast implants, according to the…

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Managing abnormal results on cervical cancer screening: ASCCP issues updated guidelines

June 25, 2020 — Replacing guidelines for managing women with abnormal results on cervical cancer screening test from 2012, new recommendations from ASCCP emphasize more precise management based on estimates of the patient’s risk — enabling more personalized recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. The revised guidelines with updated recommendations are now available in the…

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Study Raises Concerns for Pregnant Women With the Coronavirus

Pregnant women infected with the coronavirus are more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to an intensive care unit and put on a ventilator than are infected women who are not pregnant, according to a new government analysis. Pregnant women are known to be particularly susceptible to other respiratory infections, but the Centers for Disease Control…

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