Aging Out of the Mammogram

When Janet Halloran last saw her primary care physician, the doctor asked whether she had undergone her annual mammogram. Yes, she replied, she had. At 76, Ms. Halloran, a real estate broker in Cambridge, Mass., is past the age that most medical guidelines recommend breast cancer screening for someone with no history of the disease.…

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Cancer diagnostics

A good indicator of dysregulation in live cells is a change in their RNA expression. MicroRNA (miRNA), a special type of RNA, is considered a biomarker for carcinogenic cells. A team of scientists from China has found a way to amplify miRNA in live tumor cells for bioimaging. As they report in the journal Angewandte…

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Transgender adults holding gender-affirming IDs have better mental health

PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2020) – Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver’s license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. “Having IDs that don’t reflect how you see yourself, and how…

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — Enzyme targeted by TB antibiotic later stops the drug destroying it

Crick and Imperial researchers have found that a key antibiotic widely used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis does not work as expected – a finding which could be used to develop new drugs. The study was part-funded by the Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Trust. The research, published in Nature Chemical Biology, found that contrary…

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