|Droplet Microfluidics for 3D Epithelial Cell Culture|
Monika Dolega (Pyzalska), Xavier Gidrol, Nathalie Picollet-D’hahan
The challenge facing 3D cell culture today is to adapt current models to a systems biology approach - in particular, to enable RNA interference-based screens to study the effects of the microenvironment on cellular function.
|Does the increase of exosomal microRNAs reflect an activated immune system in melanoma?|
Nina Koliha, Florian S. Dreyer , Jochen Dindorf , Andreas Bosio, Andreas S. Baur , and Stefan Wild
Cutaneous malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer that accounts for 65% of skin cancer-related deaths. The incidence increases continuously, and while early detection leads to nearly 100% survival rates, the mortality raises to greater than 80% for patients with advanced disease.
|A Distinctive Analysis of Fluid Flow Behaviour in an AC Electroosmotic Micropump|
Nurul Amziah Md Yunus, Farideh Abhari, Mohd Nizar Hamidon, Zurina Zainal Abidin, Izhal Abdul Halin, Gerard H. Markx and Nicolas G. Green
Microfluidic systems are used for chemical and biological analyses, sensing, drug delivery and molecular separation.
|Stealth-Adapted Viruses and Viteria: Insights into Virus Construction, Replication and Potential Therapies|
W. John Martin
There is an increasing incidence of diseases with accompanying signs and symptoms of brain damage. These include neurological and psychiatric illnesses, childhood behavioral disorders, and such common conditions as chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, so-called “chronic Lyme disease”, and many cancers. Altogether, these diseases have an enormous social impact.
|Novel Nucleosomics Serum Biomarkers for the Detection of Colorectal Cancer|
S Holdenrieder, Y Dharuman, J Standop, M Herzog, N Trimpop, K Hettwer, K Simon, Steffen Uhlig and Jake Micallef
As colorectal cancers are often detected at late tumor stages when prognosis of the patients is poor, powerful blood-based biomarkers are needed for earlier detection. In recent years it has become clear that epigenetic changes to chromatin and its constituent nucleosomes are associated with carcinogenesis and elevated levels of nucleosomes are present in the blood of cancer patients.
|A novel DNA amplification method based on silicon microring resonator for rapid detection of genetic alteration in the point-of care (POC) field of cancers|
Nucleic acid testing plays a critical role in molecular diagnosis[1-2]. Due to the low amounts of DNA obtained in clinical samples, the amplification of DNA is an essential step in most NAT methods .
|The Challenges of Relieving Cancer Pain: A Literature Review|
This study aims to explore the discrepancy between the increasing array of treatments for cancer pain, as well as the evidence that it can be managed effectively in the majority of cases, and its persisting prevalence.
|Evaluation of 2012 Bowel Cancer Awareness and Early Diagnosis Campaign at a District General Hospital|
M Alkhusheh, H Asalieh, N Smith
Following the regional Be Clear on Cancer campaign, the Department of Health launched a national bowel cancer awareness campaign from 30 January 2012. The campaign ran until the end of March.
|FDG PET/CT Utility in Gynecologic Malignancies: A comprehensive review of anatomy, pathways of metastatic spread and scan findings|
Nicholas Plaxton, MD, Aruna Polsani, MD, Raghuveer Halkar, MD, Karen Godette, MD, Barron, Bruce, MD
Our objective was to review the five major gynaecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar) and demonstrate the role of FDG PET/CT in diagnosis, surveillance, FIGO staging and treatment strategy.