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New Imaging Tools that Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies
New Imaging Tools that Trace Key Breast Cancer Enzymes May Help Guide Therapies
News   Dec 07, 2018

A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including BCRA-mutated and triple negative cancers.

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 Real-time Flu Tracker Website Launched
Real-time Flu Tracker Website Launched
News   Dec 07, 2018

Pathologists have developed a real-time website to track flu cases across eight hospitals, just in time to assist physicians, the CDC and patients for the fall 2018 flu season.

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No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection via Smartphone
No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection via Smartphone
News   Dec 06, 2018

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia.

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Improved Non-invasive Method for Detecting Bladder Cancer
Improved Non-invasive Method for Detecting Bladder Cancer
News   Dec 04, 2018

Atomic force microscopy accurately identifies cancer in patients by examining the surface of cells expelled in urine.

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Innovative “Elastic” Contrast Media Improves MRI Quality
Innovative “Elastic” Contrast Media Improves MRI Quality
News   Dec 03, 2018

An “elastic” protein structure that can absorb dissolved xenon in a self-regulating way may make it easier for high-quality images to be obtained.

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App Aims to Encourage At-Home HIV Testing
App Aims to Encourage At-Home HIV Testing
News   Dec 03, 2018

HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2016, as they empower people to find out HIV their status at their convenience. Researchers in Canada have evaluated an unsupervised HIV self-testing program via a smartphone and tablet application called HIVSmart!, among an at-risk population.

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Are We Ending the HIV Pandemic in Europe?
Are We Ending the HIV Pandemic in Europe?
News   Nov 30, 2018

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: a recent report looks at the progress being made in Europe to eliminate HIV and highlights the challenges we still face.

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Simple Nanoparticle-based Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia
Simple Nanoparticle-based Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia
News   Nov 30, 2018

A nanoparticle-based technology could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia. This type of sensor could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the infection.

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Two Clinically-approved Antibiotics Eliminate Senescent Cells Associated with Ageing
Two Clinically-approved Antibiotics Eliminate Senescent Cells Associated with Ageing
News   Nov 29, 2018

While a closely-related compound did not show any senolytic activity, Azithromycin and Roxithromycin (two clinically-approved antibiotics) induced aerobic glycolysis and autophagy in human fibroblast cell lines. The findings have significant implications for alleviating ageing-associated diseases.

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Self-assessment of Back Pain with Phone App as Effective as Conventional Methods
Self-assessment of Back Pain with Phone App as Effective as Conventional Methods
News   Nov 29, 2018

This study lends weight to the argument for using mobile apps for routine measurements and clinical trials, and supports calls by the Royal College of Physicians for greater use of already available technology in healthcare

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