Biomarkers

Foundation Medicine teams up with Merck to develop companion diagnostic tests for Keytruda

Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) will collaborate with Merck (NYSE:MRK) to develop companion diagnostic tests for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab). The tests …

Merck

Ingestible Medical Device Can Tell Your Phone What's Happening in Your Gut

The sensor can see if something's wrong in the gut and tell a phone. They're hoping humans are next.<p>Imagine swallowing a medical device that, once it hit your gut, could send a wealth of information about your health right to your smartphone. It's a reality that's Massachusetts scientists hope to …

Medical Technology

What Happens To a Kid’s Brain When They’re Awestruck

Parents live for those magic moments, when kids' eyes get big, jaws drop, and a smile beams. There's a science to it all.<p><i>The following was produced</i> …

Christmas Trees

Tackling the elusive malaria liver stage using an improved human liver model | Nature Research Microbiology Community

The paper in Nature Communications is here: https://t.co/kfYTp2t2Q0<p>Malaria remains a significant global health burden causing over 200 million …

Nature Communications

Coming to you live from your belly: A tiny internal bleeding sensor

Doctors are now one step closer to deploying sensors that can travel to parts of a patient's body to diagnose hard-to-detect conditions. The details: …

Science

Next-Generation Sequencing Saves Time and Money for Treatment of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic …

Cancer

Swallow this: A sensor could monitor gut health via engineered bacteria — and beam results to a smartphone - STAT

Sign up for our Morning Rounds newsletter<p>Please enter a valid email address.<p>“This has the potential to unlock a wealth of information about the …

Biomarkers

Newer PSA Test Reportedly Would Prevent 40 Percent of Biopsies

A new blood test aims for better detection of prostate cancer, but some say it’s not the breakthrough we’ve been hoping for.<p>Getty Images<p>Researchers …

Cancer

My Brain Made Me Carry Out a Ponzi Scheme

Researchers want to find biomarkers for violent criminals. But what about white-collar offenders?<p>Back in 2000, a man known only as Mr. Oft began to …

Tech Trends

Interplay between gut microbiota metabolism and inflammation in HIV infection

Editorial<p>Jorge F. Vázquez-Castellanos,<br>• Sergio Serrano-Villar ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5447-3554,<br>• Nuria Jiménez-Hernández,<br>• María Dolores Soto del …

Google Scholar

GV invests in medical machine learning startup Owkin

Owkin, a medical research machine learning startup, has announced a new investor in the form of GV (formerly Google Ventures), which has now joined as a late entrant to Owkin’s series A round.<p>Founded in 2016, Owkin’s platform leverages deep learning algorithms to help clinical researchers across …

Machine Learning

Advanced imaging and 3D printing to guide early intervention implants

<b>Implants that fix early problems in bones and joints before they become too serious are among the technologies that could be developed in a new UK</b> …

Engineering

Painless real-time proteomics may one day speed up cancer surgery

Isabelle Fournier and her team are out to change surgical oncology.<p>"Better surgery is associated with better prognosis and higher survival," said …

Personalized Medicine

What Are the Latest Advances in Treating Patients with Sickle-Cell Disease?

Q: What are the latest advances in treating patients with sickle-cell disease?<p><b>A:</b> There have been great improvements in caring for people with …

Medicine

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

Sexuality

These Experts Explain Exactly Why Intermittent Fasting Really Works

Unless you've been hibernating under a rock this past year, chances are that you've heard of the increasingly popular health practice called intermittent fasting. In its simplest form, this fitness trend is a way of eating where you put your body through cycles of abstaining completely from food …

Holistic Medicine

Quantum dots made from tea leaves lay waste to lung cancer cells

Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New …

Nanotech

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real — here’s how to know if you have it

Gluten has been getting a bad rap for a long time. But unless you’ve been officially diagnosed with celiac disease, chances are your request for …

Health Care (Canada)

How Exercise Helps Your Heart

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, …

Diabetes

Humanity's Ability to Spread Cancer Is Far More Widespread Than We Thought

Scientists say it's high time we addressed this "ignored topic."<p>There’s no shortage of human activities that cause cancer. There’s cigarette smoking, …

Biology

Genomics reveals distinct gastric cancer subtypes

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>In Brief<p>GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER<p>Peter Sidaway<p>Subjects<p>Cancer genomics<br>• Gastric cancer<br>• Target identification<br>• Tumour …

Cancer

Why Are We Innovating Faster Than Ever Before? | Articles | Chief Innovation Officer

It's undeniable that innovation is happening faster than ever before. With new technologies like Uber, Airbnb, Instagram and countless others, our …

Innovation

Novel molecular classifications of DLBCL

News & Views<p>HAEMATOLOGICAL CANCER<p>Sydney Dubois &<br>• Fabrice Jardin<p>Subjects<p>B-cell lymphoma<br>• Cancer therapy<br>• Prognostic markers<br>• Tumour biomarkers<br>• Tumour …

Google Scholar

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality in maintenance dialysis: moving forward from epidemiology to clinical trials | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

In this issue of <i>NDT</i>, Zhang <i>et al.</i> [1] describe their results on a meta-analysis pooling 18 cohort studies and 14 154 adult patients on the association …

Clinical Trials

This Gadget Communicates Human Emotions Through Touch

Ask engineers what the future of communication looks like and they’ll show you a fiber-optic cable. Ask artists and they’ll conjure something like …

Tech Trends

Spring 2018 Childhood Research Grants Announced

We recently gave approximately $160,000 toward childhood arthritis research in the form of research grants. The grants are funded through the …

San Francisco

CRUK funds Imperial experts’ plans to develop early cancer screening tests

CRUK has given a multidisciplinary team £290,000 to develop tests for early diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Cancer

Determining the Optimal Biomarker Frequency for Biosensors

Chi-En Lin won Metrohm’s Young Chemist of the Year award for his research into optimal biomarker frequencies, not just the novelty of the research …

Medicine

The Next Industrial Revolution Is Rising In Japan

It wasn’t too long ago that the concept of carrying a sophisticated computer, camera and phone, all rolled into one gadget fitting in your pocket, was the stuff of science fiction. Now smartphones are everywhere and they’re getting smarter all the time. Imagine when your phone will be able to …

World Economic Forum

How gel and X-rays are helping us fix art and read thousand-year-old manuscripts

My dream is that we also use these methods to solve murder mysteries<p>If you use tape to hang up a drawing, it’s tricky to later get that tape off without ruining the image. When the drawing in question is centuries old, the stakes are far higher. But researchers have figured out how to fix this …

X-rays