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Development of a new gastric cancer model: Identification of gastric cancer stem cells

Researchers have succeeded in establishing a mouse model that develops gastric cancer closely resembling advanced human gastric cancer. Using this model, they have discovered gastric cancer stem cells, i.e. Lgr5+ gastric cancer cells, essential for the development, maintenance, and metastasis of cancer. The study provides an experimental system that enables detailed analysis of highly malignant […]

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Two proteins identified as novel markers of greater prostate cancer aggressiveness

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and is among the top five causes of cancer-related death. In most cases, prostate cancer can be successfully treated, but there is a group of patients who suffer an aggressive course and often fatal outcome. The joint study conducted by a research team led by […]

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New photoacoustic imaging process has potential to improve biopsies and catheter insertions

Photoacoustic imaging is an imaging modality related to ultrasound imaging. A light source is inserted into a hollow-core needle and used to illuminate the patient’s tissues. The tissue expands, resulting in pressure waves, which are received by an ultrasound probe and then converted into human-interpretable images using a process called beamforming. Unfortunately, images produced through […]

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New device to diagnose skin cancer

In the United States alone, about 3.3 million people are diagnosed with basal and squamous cell cancers (skin cancers) per year. Skin cancer is still detected using visual examination, a method of limited reliability for early detection, subtype determination, or measuring the extent of skin invasion. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the University […]

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Making a lifetime of good brain health a global priority

Twenty years ago, the Canadian province of Ontario launched an aggressive campaign to tackle stroke from every angle: It hyped prevention and awareness; beefed up its acute care practices and response times; and increased access to post-stroke rehabilitation. It worked. Stroke rates fell 32 percent within a decade. But that wasn’t all. Dementia rates also […]

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Researchers find key to drivers of kidney disease

For the first time researchers have identified a gene which shows the kidney has its own way of resisting damage. The finding has major implications—especially for Indigenous people with kidney diseases such as Tiwi Islanders. The study, published in Cell Reports Medicine, sequenced the genome of patients with autoimmune kidney disease and Tiwi Islanders with […]

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New evidence shows the importance of healthy lifestyle programs in pregnancy

Healthy lifestyle programs in pregnancy support mums to achieve healthier pregnancies and improve health outcomes Monash University research shows. The systematic review incorporated 34,546 pregnancies and highlighted that supporting mums-to-be with a structured, healthy lifestyle program that provides structured, evidence-based health information, advice and guidance from professionals about healthy eating and physical activity during this […]