Oncology & Cancer

Gene linked to pancreatic cancer growth, study finds

A mutant protein found in nearly all pancreatic cancers plays a role not only in the cancer's development but in its continued growth, according to a new study from University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. ...

Surgery

Brain surgery through an incision the size of a pinprick

The difference between having a brain aneurysm treated the old way and a new way was aptly described as "the nutcracker" vs. "the TripTik" by a patient of Andrew Ringer, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells. The finding could lead to the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sensor can detect scarred or fatty liver tissue

About 25 percent of the U.S. population suffers from fatty liver disease, a condition that can lead to fibrosis of the liver and, eventually, liver failure.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New hope for eyes damaged by Parkinson's disease

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of the complications of Parkinson's disease.

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