Surgery

3D imaging captures changes in port wine stains

(HealthDay)—Three-dimensional (3D) high precision surface imaging can be used to monitor changes in the area and volume of port wine stains following laser treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in Lasers ...

Oncology & Cancer

Vest would detect cancers before symptoms arise

(Medical Xpress)—A group of researchers from Case Western Reserve University's electrical engineering department are lining a vest with ultrasound sensors, signal processing electronics and other high-tech gear. Their goal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breakthrough in battle against leukemia

Scientists at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics and The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have discovered a critical weakness in leukaemic cells, which may pave the way to new treatments.

Dentistry

Japan tooth patch could be end of decay

Scientists in Japan have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter, the chief researcher said.

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds cancer-fighting goodness in cholesterol

A Simon Fraser University researcher is among four scientists who argue that cholesterol may slow or stop cancer cell growth. They describe how cholesterol-binding proteins called ORPs may control cell growth in A Detour ...

Medical research

Gatekeeper signal controls skin inflammation

A new study unravels key signals that regulate protective and sometimes pathological inflammation of the skin. The research, published online on January 26th in the journal Immunity by Cell Press, identifies a "gatekeeper" ...

Health

Something to smile about

Oral specialists at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Dentistry believe they have developed a program which will stop tooth decay in its tracks.

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