News tagged with clinical test
Screening lung cancer tumor samples for cancer-causing, or "driver," genetic mutations can help physicians tailor patients' treatments to target those specific mutations. While scientists have identified cancer-causing mutations ...
Cancer May 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A novel mechanism for anxiety behaviors, including a previously unrecognized inhibitory brain signal, may inspire new strategies for treating psychiatric disorders, University of Chicago researchers report.
Genetics May 15, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Purpose in life may protect against harmful changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease
Greater purpose in life may help stave off the harmful effects of plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study, published in ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 07, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Children who have learning, attention and behavior problems may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, even though clinical tests show them sleeping long enough at night, a new study reports.
Sleep apnea May 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A Rhode Island Hospital psychiatrist and researcher explains the negative impact of broadening the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
EASL today announced the publication of a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) in the area of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD), bringing the number of CPGs published to date to eight.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The culprit behind a failed hip or knee replacements might be found in the mouth. DNA testing of bacteria from the fluid that lubricates hip and knee joints had bacteria with the same DNA as the plaque from patients with ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Several new studies that may help doctors tailor lung cancer treatment to the characteristics of individual patients and of their tumors are being presented at the 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva.
Cancer Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists have identified which strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, the cause of toxoplasmosis, are most strongly associated with premature births and severe birth defects in the United States. The r ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Patients for whom colonoscopy was recommended were less likely to complete colorectal cancer screening than those patients for whom fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) was recommended or those patients who were given a choice ...
Cancer Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Research to restore sight to the clinically blind has reached a critical stage, with testing underway of the prototype microchips that will power the bionic eye.
Ophthalmology Apr 03, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 0 |
South African researchers said Friday they were conducting medical trials to shorten the duration of tuberculosis treatment to make it easier for patients to complete the full regimen.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Study reports validation of the first point-of-care genetic test in medicine, regarding use of antiplatelet therapy
A study published Online First by the Lancet reports the successful validation and clinical application of the first point-of-care genetic test in medicine. The test successfully identifies the CYP2C19*2 allele: a common ...
Cardiology Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A chromosomal abnormality in children with a deadly form of brain cancer is linked with a poorer chance of survival, clinician scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered.
Cancer Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A study led by Dr Janet Shipley from The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London in collaboration with Dr Mauro Delorenzi from the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Lausanne has shown that a simple genetic test ...
Cancer Mar 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0