Medical research

New scientific method unmasks chronic infections

Chronic infections are a large and growing problem throughout the developed world, and intensive research is being conducted in ways to combat the recalcitrant bacteria. When bacteria aggregate into so-called biofilm, they ...

Oncology & Cancer

Shining Light on Brain Tumours

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that 2600 new cases of brain cancer will be diagnosed in 2010. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive and malignant form of brain cancer, and attempts to ...

Medical research

Nanoparticles plus adult stem cells demolish plaque

A technique that combines nanotechnology with adult stem cells appears to destroy atherosclerotic plaque and rejuvenate the arteries, according to a study reported at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular ...

Medical research

Researchers use light to coax cells to move

(PhysOrg.com) -- Suppose you could get immune cells to move just where you wanted them to in the body - to fight infection or kill a tumor? It may sound like science fiction or magic, but it's not.

Oncology & Cancer

Diagnosing skin cancer without a biopsy

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recent Montana State University master's graduate is working with doctors at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee to build a handheld laser microscope that could someday reduce the number of biopsies ...

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