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Researchers explore KRAS pathway to find potential target for treating lung cancer

Researchers explore KRAS pathway to find potential target for treating lung cancer

Despite the promise of the gene KRAS as a target for treating lung cancer, finding effective therapies has been challenging. Now researchers are traveling down the pathway to find what makes KRAS cancerous. [More]
Novel technique could help identify cancerous tissue during brain tumor surgery

Novel technique could help identify cancerous tissue during brain tumor surgery

A novel radioguided surgery technique could quickly and effectively identify residual cancer cells during brain tumor surgery, with low radiation exposure for both patients and surgeons. The study, featured in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, reports that Y-90 DOTATOC, a beta-minus-emitting tracer, can effectively delineate the margins of meningiomas and high-grade gliomas. [More]
MU's Kattesh Katti named 2015 Hevesy Medal Award winner for contributing to nanomedicine

MU's Kattesh Katti named 2015 Hevesy Medal Award winner for contributing to nanomedicine

Gold nanoparticles have been proven useful in a number of medical applications. Scientists are developing nanoparticles to produce pharmaceuticals used in the imaging and diagnosis of diseases such as cancer, arthritis, Parkinson's disease and eye degeneration. [More]
U-M researchers reveal key gene that may provide potential target for cancer treatment

U-M researchers reveal key gene that may provide potential target for cancer treatment

One of the mysteries in cancer biology is how one protein, TGF-beta, can both stop cancer from forming and encourage its aggressive growth. [More]
Elsevier assumes publication of Neoplasia and Translational Oncology journals

Elsevier assumes publication of Neoplasia and Translational Oncology journals

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, has announced that it has acquired Neoplasia Press Inc. and assumes publication of its flagship journals, Neoplasia and Translational Oncology. These peer-reviewed, open access journals are now published by Elsevier under the Neoplasia Press imprint. [More]
Adding Tomosynthesis to standard mammography improves breast cancer screening, reduces radiation level

Adding Tomosynthesis to standard mammography improves breast cancer screening, reduces radiation level

Dr. Lisa Weinstock, Director of Women's Digital Imaging in Ridgewood, said she has added Hologic Low-Dose 3-D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) with C-View 2-D Imaging to enhance breast cancer screening of patients. [More]
Lightpoint Medical raises $3.1M in Series A financing round for medical imaging technology

Lightpoint Medical raises $3.1M in Series A financing round for medical imaging technology

Lightpoint Medical, a developer of innovative surgical imaging technologies, announced today that the company has raised £2 million ($3.1 million) in a Series A financing round. [More]
MU researcher developing nano-scale molecules to image, treat different diseases

MU researcher developing nano-scale molecules to image, treat different diseases

Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to diagnose, image, treat and prevent disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding and anticipating the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment once they're released. [More]
Targeted therapy with radiopharmaceuticals has great potential for cancer treatment

Targeted therapy with radiopharmaceuticals has great potential for cancer treatment

Cancer therapy can be much more effective using a new way to customize nuclear medicine treatment, researchers say in the December 2014 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The process could also be useful for other diseases that could benefit from targeted radiation. [More]
U-M startup company Imbio gets FDA approval to market Lung Density Analysis for COPD

U-M startup company Imbio gets FDA approval to market Lung Density Analysis for COPD

A technology that started in a University of Michigan Medical School lab may soon help lung disease patients around the world breathe a little easier, by helping their doctors make a clearer diagnosis and more individualized treatment plan. [More]
Real-time surgical guidance study to evaluate TriVersa NanoMate with LESA capability from Advion

Real-time surgical guidance study to evaluate TriVersa NanoMate with LESA capability from Advion

Advion, Inc. announces that is its TriVersa NanoMate with liquid extraction surface analysis (LESA) capability will be evaluated as part of a study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. [More]
Proper copper levels essential to health of the brain at rest, new study finds

Proper copper levels essential to health of the brain at rest, new study finds

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Menkes' and Wilson's. [More]
Gamma Medica, Volpara Solutions partner to improve breast cancer screening

Gamma Medica, Volpara Solutions partner to improve breast cancer screening

Gamma Medica, developer of advanced digital molecular imaging technologies for the detection of breast cancer, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Volpara Solutions, leaders in the development of quantitative breast imaging tools. By using these technologies in parallel, physicians can implement screening protocols based on a woman’s breast density and individual risk factors. [More]
IBM, ASU scientists develop prototype DNA reader

IBM, ASU scientists develop prototype DNA reader

A team of scientists from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine. [More]
Breakthrough study shows novel molecular imaging drug to detect early prostate cancer

Breakthrough study shows novel molecular imaging drug to detect early prostate cancer

A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, compares the biodistribution and tumor uptake kinetics of two Tc-99m labeled ligands, MIP-1404 and MIP-1405, used with SPECT and planar imaging. [More]
The PROBEAT-RT Proton Beam Therapy System incorporating real-time tumor-tracking is approved in Japan

The PROBEAT-RT Proton Beam Therapy System incorporating real-time tumor-tracking is approved in Japan

Hokkaido University and Hitachi, Ltd. have announced that the approval under Japan’s Pharmaceutical Affairs Law has been granted to Hitachi for the manufacture and sales of the PROBEAT-RT, a proton beam therapy treatment system combining spot scanning irradiation and Real-time Tumor-tracking Radiation Therapy. [More]
Scientists map DNA replication process at the most fundamental level

Scientists map DNA replication process at the most fundamental level

The proteins that drive DNA replication—the force behind cellular growth and reproduction—are some of the most complex machines on Earth. [More]
Novel imaging technique could revolutionise diagnosis of neuroblastoma

Novel imaging technique could revolutionise diagnosis of neuroblastoma

CANCER RESEARCH UK's Centre for Drug Development, in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, today (TUESDAY) announce a new trial at The Royal Marsden and University College London that could revolutionise how children with one of the deadliest forms of cancer are diagnosed. [More]

Case Western Reserve University’s synchrotron facility to become No. 1 beamline facility for biology

Case Western Reserve University’s synchrotron facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory is on its way to becoming the No. 1 beamline facility for biology in the world by early 2016, thanks to a jumpstart grant of $4.6 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a component of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Absence of thyroid hormone during development can cause congenital deafness

Absence of thyroid hormone during development can cause congenital deafness

Fatigue, weight gain, chills, hair loss, anxiety, excessive perspiration - these symptoms are a few of the signs that the thyroid gland, which regulates the body's heart rate and plays a crucial role in its metabolism, has gone haywire. [More]