Oncology & Cancer

Fewer amputations in diabetic patients with dual isotope SPECT/CT

Research introduced at SNM's 58th Annual Meeting reveals the extent to which an ongoing study can help save life and limb for patients with diabetes-related foot infections. Diabetes can cause nerve damage and reduced blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Not all tests are created equal: Identifying C. diff in hospital labs

A study from the microbiology lab at the Lifespan hospitals has found that some lab tests are much more accurate in identifying Clostridium difficile Toxin (C. diff) infection (CDI), which causes diarrhea. The findings indicate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic adults may be reservoirs of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major human pathogen and a leading cause of several infectious diseases including pneumonia, the third-leading cause of death in Portugal. In Europe, S. pneumoniae is the most common cause of ...

Neuroscience

Expert discusses how BRAIN Initiative will affect neuroscience

Mapping the human brain, with its billions of neurons, is one of science's most elusive projects. But a new federal program—the $100 million Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative—could ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers excel in predicting cancer drug sensitivity

Researchers from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM have developed a triumphant solution for predicting responses of breast cancer cells to a set of cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

New target for treating wide spectrum of cancers

(Medical Xpress)—UC Irvine biologists, chemists and computer scientists have identified an elusive pocket on the surface of the p53 protein that can be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The finding heralds a new treatment ...

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