Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment

IMAGE: 68Ga-PSMA11 PET MIP images at baseline and after 2 cycles of 177Lu-PSMA radioligand therapy in a patients with mCRPC. view more  Credit: Andrei Gafita, Matthias Eiber, TUM School of Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany. New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient’s treatment. Prostate-specific…

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Alzheimer’s disease: Sex affects tau accumulation in the brain

IMAGE: Sex Modulates the ApoE ε4 Effect on 18F-AV-1451 Tau PET. view more  Credit: Paranjpe M, Liu M, Paranjpe I, et al. The strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is the apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (ApoE ε4). Research presented by Manish Paranjpe at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and…

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Earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis achieved with pet/ct

IMAGE: A 38-year-old woman diagnosed to have with Pott’s spine was subjected to F-18 FDG PET/CT scan. Baseline study—maximum intensity projection image (A), fused PET/CT (B) and CT image (C) showing… view more  Credit: Mittal BR, Parihar AS, Sood A, et al. Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2019 Annual Meeting…

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Researchers identify genes linked to sex differentiation in giant Amazon fish

IMAGE: Discoveries by Brazilian and German researchers may facilitate early sexing of pirarucu (arapaima) and its reproduction in captivity while also paving the way for genetic improvement. view more  Brazilian and German scientists have completed a collaborative project to sequence and analyze the whole genome of Arapaima gigas, a giant freshwater fish known in Brazil as…

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UTHealth program earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

IMAGE: Poyee Tung, M.D., is the medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UTHealth. view more  Credit: Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth Congenital heart disease, which used to be considered a death sentence, is now a managed disease for adults thanks to advances in medicine and specialized programs such as the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program…

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Research journal publishes first-ever obesity-focused education competencies

DENVER—Today, the research journal Obesity published the study «Development of Obesity Competencies for Medical Education: A Report from the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative» which outlines the first set of obesity-focused competencies to improve obesity medicine education for physicians and advanced healthcare providers. The 32 competencies were developed by The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an…

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Tapping into the way cells communicate

A new technology discovered by UConn School of Dental Medicine researchers records cellular communication in real time — providing a closer look into the dynamics of cell secretion and a greater understanding of how cells repair tissue. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Kshitiz Gupta, an assistant…

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Wearable technology to personalize Lu-177-DOTATATE therapy for NETs

IMAGE: a) Maximum intensity projection showing relative positions of organs and tumors in the simulations with sample activity levels. b) Plot of counts for 2D detector array. Red boxes represent detector… view more  Credit: R. Miyaoka et al., University of Washington, Seattle, WA Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, are developing a user-friendly…

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The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame.

Teenage dramas have typically presented a soapy view of high school, with more sex, drugs and wild behavior than in real life. But HBO’s new series “Euphoria” portrays a youth bacchanal that’s a stretch even for Hollywood. The show suggests that our modern society, with its smartphone dating apps, internet pornography and designer drugs, has…

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