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Imaging Approach Refines Breast Cancer Classification
News   Jan 22, 2020

An imaging approach developed at UZH enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail. It uses 35 biomarkers to identify the different cell types in breast tumors and its surrounding area compared to the current standard of testing single markers. This increases the precision of tumor analysis and classification - and improves personalized diagnostics for breast cancer patients.

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New Glaucoma Test To Help Prevent Blindness
News   Jan 22, 2020

After identifying 107 genes that increase a person’s risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, researchers have now developed a genetic test to detect those at risk of going blind from it.

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Magnetized Molecules Help Monitor Breast Cancer
News   Jan 21, 2020

A new type of scan has been developed that involves magnetizing molecules – it allows physicians to observe in real-time which regions of a breast tumor are active.

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Predicting Melanoma Patients at Risk of Cancer Recurrence
News   Jan 21, 2020

Technique reveals that primary melanoma patients with lower T-cell fraction are 2.5 times more likely to have cancer metastasize than patients with higher T-cell fraction.

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Ten Years of Unraveling the Genomics of Parkinson’s Disease
News   Jan 20, 2020

In an article published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, the International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC) consortium reviews the progress made over the past decade in the genomics of Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Researchers Develop First Diagnostic Test for Novel Coronavirus in China
News   Jan 20, 2020

Researchers from the DZIF have developed a new laboratory assay to detect the novel Chinese coronavirus. The assay protocol has now been published by WHO as a guideline for diagnostic detection.

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Doubt Cast on the Use of Viagra for Fetal Therapy
News   Jan 17, 2020

University of Manchester scientists investigating a possible treatment for fetal growth restriction (FGR), a condition in which babies grow poorly in the womb, have urged further caution on the use of Viagra.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins Detected in Urine Test
News   Jan 17, 2020

A new immunocapture protein phosphatase inhibition assay (IC-PPIA) method for detection of microcystins and nodularin in human urine could help to detect exposure to harmful algal blooms.

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Two Genes Work Together To Help Cancer Spread
News   Jan 15, 2020

Cancer-promoting genes MYC and TWIST1 co-opt immune system cells to enable cancer cells to spread, but blocking a key step in this process can help prevent the disease from developing.

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Pinpointing Diabetes Prevention Using Proteomics
News   Jan 14, 2020

A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people.

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