Medical research

Invention makes biopsies less invasive and more informative

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel technology that could sensitively and accurately detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine the disease aggressiveness ...

Oncology & Cancer

Oral cancer prognostic signature identified

Researchers in Brazil have identified a correlation between oral cancer progression and the abundance of certain proteins present in tumor tissue and saliva. The discovery offers a parameter for predicting progression of ...

Inflammatory disorders

Chronic inflammation causes loss of muscle mass during aging

People start losing muscle mass at the age of 40—about some 10 percent of the total muscle mass for each 10-year period, which may lead to fall-related injuries, slowing metabolism and reduced quality of life. Today, very ...

Oncology & Cancer

Some leukaemia patients may be missing out on new treatments

Patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia, currently ineligible for any type of targeted therapy, may in fact benefit from some of these new drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London.

Health

Inverse association seen for coffee drinking, markers of CVD

(HealthDay)—There appears to be an inverse association between coffee intake and protein markers linked to cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

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