Radiation Exposure News and Research RSS Feed - Radiation Exposure News and Research

New research sheds light on outcomes for patients with thyroid cancer

New research sheds light on outcomes for patients with thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer survivors report poor quality of life after diagnosis and treatment compared with other patients who are diagnosed with more lethal cancers, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. [More]
Advanced thyroid cancer rates above national average in several parts of California

Advanced thyroid cancer rates above national average in several parts of California

A team of UCLA researchers found that there are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed. [More]
PET-MRI combination may change management of high-risk cancer patients

PET-MRI combination may change management of high-risk cancer patients

PET/CT and whole-body MRI detect extraskeletal disease that may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study reported in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
Concussed athletes in clinical recovery experience neurophysiological abnormalities

Concussed athletes in clinical recovery experience neurophysiological abnormalities

Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Orlando Health researchers develop blood test that can detect signs of concussion in children

Orlando Health researchers develop blood test that can detect signs of concussion in children

Researchers at Orlando Health have developed a blood test that can detect even the most subtle signs of a concussion in children, correctly identifying the presence of traumatic brain injuries 94 percent of the time in a recent study. [More]
Unique funding opportunity seeks countermeasures to protect healthy tissue from radiation exposure

Unique funding opportunity seeks countermeasures to protect healthy tissue from radiation exposure

Small U.S.-based companies developing countermeasures to protect healthy tissue from the effects of radiation exposures may be eligible for a unique funding opportunity offered through the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. NSBRI's Industry Forum is soliciting applications for its Space Medical and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program (SMARTCAP). [More]
Low-dose occupational radiation exposure increases solid cancer risk

Low-dose occupational radiation exposure increases solid cancer risk

Results of the International Nuclear Workers Study suggest a linear increase in incidence of solid cancers with increasing exposure to radiation. [More]
APBI brachytherapy improves overall survival in selected patients with early stage breast cancer

APBI brachytherapy improves overall survival in selected patients with early stage breast cancer

The Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO) today announced results from a prospective, randomized, multicenter phase III study comparing accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with interstitial multicatheter brachytherapy to whole breast irradiation (WBI). [More]
Latest research on thyroid cancer to be highlighted at 15th International Thyroid Congress

Latest research on thyroid cancer to be highlighted at 15th International Thyroid Congress

The effect of radiation exposure related to the nuclear accidents that took place in Fukushima, Japan, and Chernobyl, Ukraine on thyroid cancer risk, whether dietary habits influence the risk of developing thyroid cancer, and recent study results with a triiodothyronine (T3) analog in an uncommon form of thyroid disease are all topics featured in oral presentations delivered at the 15th International Thyroid Congress, hosted by the American Thyroid Association, October 18-23, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. [More]
Two-Level IDE approval granted to Simplify Medical’s cervical artificial disc

Two-Level IDE approval granted to Simplify Medical’s cervical artificial disc

Simplify Medical, Inc. is pioneering disc arthroplasty with the non-metal, MRI compatible Simplify™ Disc, a cervical artificial disc. [More]

Humans worse for Chernobyl animals than nuclear disaster

Humans are worse for wildlife than nuclear disaster, according to the first long-term study at Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, which found wildlife was thriving. [More]
Clinical trial initiated to determine feasibility, safety of focused ultrasound to treat depression

Clinical trial initiated to determine feasibility, safety of focused ultrasound to treat depression

The first patient with depression has been treated with focused ultrasound. This procedure marks the beginning of a pilot clinical trial to determine the feasibility and safety of MR-guided focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy a small volume of tissue deep in the brain - the anterior limb of the internal capsule - a well-established target for treating severe depression. [More]
Admission hematocrit helps predict pediatric patients at increased risk of bleeding after injury

Admission hematocrit helps predict pediatric patients at increased risk of bleeding after injury

A team of researchers from the Trauma Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles conclude that an admission hematocrit provides a reliable screening test for identifying pediatric patients who are at an increased risk of bleeding after injury. [More]
CardioDx announces national agreement with Quest Diagnostics to expand access to Corus CAD blood test

CardioDx announces national agreement with Quest Diagnostics to expand access to Corus CAD blood test

CardioDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced a national specimen-draw agreement with Quest Diagnostics DGX, +1.23% the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, that will expand patient and clinician access to the Corus CAD lab-developed blood test for aiding the assessment of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). [More]
Soligenix obtains additional funding from NIAID to advance development of OrbeShield for GI ARS treatment

Soligenix obtains additional funding from NIAID to advance development of OrbeShield for GI ARS treatment

Soligenix, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has exercised its option to advance preclinical development of OrbeShield (oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate or oral BDP). [More]
Researchers report new breakthrough in countering deadly effects of radiation exposure

Researchers report new breakthrough in countering deadly effects of radiation exposure

An interdisciplinary research team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly effects of radiation exposure. A single injection of a regenerative peptide was shown to significantly increase survival in mice when given 24 hours after nuclear radiation exposure. [More]
Non-invasive diagnostic imaging can rule out CAD in about 50% of women with atypical chest pain

Non-invasive diagnostic imaging can rule out CAD in about 50% of women with atypical chest pain

Non-invasive diagnostic imaging can rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in about 50% of women with atypical chest pain who are at relatively low risk for CAD, while exposing them to only a modest dose of radiation. [More]
Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

Imaging studies required to diagnose traumatic injuries in pregnant women can be safe when used properly

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. [More]
New study shows frequent travel promotes stress, loneliness, and long-term health problems

New study shows frequent travel promotes stress, loneliness, and long-term health problems

Researchers from the University of Surrey and Lund University (Sweden) investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. [More]
Researchers explore key factors to improve astronauts’ nutrition needs during space missions

Researchers explore key factors to improve astronauts’ nutrition needs during space missions

Centuries ago, ships often sailed with crews numbering in the hundreds returning with tens. Cause of death: Scurvy - a severe depletion of Vitamin C. [More]
Advertisement
Advertisement