Medical research

What everyone should know about cleft lip

After discussing actor Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on her talk show earlier this month, Wendy Williams received near universal condemnation for mocking those affected with cleft lip—a common birth defect in which the upper ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus: What we know about the fatalities

The first fatality of China's new virus would come to represent a common set of traits for those who died to the disease: he was over the age of 60 and in poor health.

Oncology & Cancer

Can a second opinion make a difference?

Your doctor may be the smartest, most compassionate, thoughtful person in the world—a leading specialist or someone you've trusted for years. But you shouldn't let that stop you from getting a second opinion.

Immunology

Answers to microbiome mysteries in the gills of rainbow trout

While many immunologists use mouse models to conduct their research, J. Oriol Sunyer of Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine has made transformational scientific insights using a very different creature: rainbow trout.

Neuroscience

Stroke: Macrophages migrate from the blood

Macrophages are part of the innate immune system and essential for brain development and function. Using a novel method, scientists from Jena University Hospital, the University of Bonn and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds novel molecular therapeutic target for colon cancer

Researchers have found a way to help make chemotherapy more effective in treating colon cancer. They identified a new pathway (RICTOR/mTORC2) as a biological target for the disease. Targeted inhibition of RICTOR or the mTORC2 ...

Medical research

Metabolic adaptation ensures survival of colon cancer cells

Colon cancer cells deficient in p53, one of the most important control proteins in cell growth, activate a particular metabolic pathway to adapt to the lack of oxygen and nutrients inside the tumor. Statins, which are often ...

Radiology & Imaging

Machine learning, imaging technique may boost colon cancer diagnosis

Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer worldwide, with about 90 percent of cases occurring in people 50 or older. Arising from the inner surface, or muscosal layer, of the colon, cancerous cells can penetrate ...

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