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Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. In men, the urinary system overlaps with the reproductive system, and in women the urinary tract opens into the vulva. In both sexes, the urinary and reproductive tracts are close together, and disorders of one often affect the other. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones

Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones

Nearly one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, causing pain, sometimes missed work and, often, a lot of money. [More]
Allergan gets FDA approval for new XEN Glaucoma Treatment System

Allergan gets FDA approval for new XEN Glaucoma Treatment System

Allergan plc announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the XEN Glaucoma Treatment System (consisting of the XEN45 Gel Stent and the XEN Injector) for use in the U.S. [More]
Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Amgen and Allergan plc. today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 215, a biosimilar candidate to Avastin (bevacizumab). [More]
Richard Wolf to showcase new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at MEDICA 2016

Richard Wolf to showcase new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at MEDICA 2016

Richard Wolf GmbH is presenting its new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at the International Trade Fair for Medical Technology – MEDICA 2016, November 14-17, 2016 – at the newly designed exhibition booth under the motto “feel the spirit of excellence”. [More]
Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the availability of TAYTULLA (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules), 1mg/20mcg, the first and only oral contraceptive in a softgel capsule for the prevention of pregnancy [More]
Marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could help guide treatments, new research shows

Marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could help guide treatments, new research shows

RESEARCHERS have discovered that a marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could also be used as a way to guide treatments to the cancer, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Researchers find timing, duration of androgen exposure can influence genital defects in female mice

Researchers find timing, duration of androgen exposure can influence genital defects in female mice

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice. [More]
Scientists turn iron-scavenging power against common UTI-causing bacteria

Scientists turn iron-scavenging power against common UTI-causing bacteria

For most invading bacteria, the bladder is not a friendly place. But for those that have figured out how to scavenge iron from their hosts, it's a fine place to grow and reproduce. [More]
Study questions recommendation against PSA screening

Study questions recommendation against PSA screening

Since the U.S Preventative Services Task Force recommended against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer, there has been a significant decrease in the number of prostate biopsies and prostate cancer surgeries across the nation, report researchers. [More]
Epigenetic enzyme plays key role in maintaining metabolic properties of brown fat, research shows

Epigenetic enzyme plays key role in maintaining metabolic properties of brown fat, research shows

In mammals, three types of adipose tissues exist. White adipocytes are mainly located in the abdominal and subcutaneous areas of the body and highly adapted to store excess energy. [More]
Study reveals promising new strategy to treat birth defect in boys

Study reveals promising new strategy to treat birth defect in boys

A study published in Scientific Reports describes a potential new strategy that may be utilized to correct hypospadias, a birth defect which occurs when boys are born with a urinary opening on the underside of the penis, found in up to one in every 200 boys. [More]
Einstein researchers awarded $2.6 million NIH grant to develop effective cancer immunotherapies

Einstein researchers awarded $2.6 million NIH grant to develop effective cancer immunotherapies

The National Institutes of Health has awarded two co-investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $2.6 million grant to make immunotherapy agents that more precisely and effectively treat a variety of cancers while causing far fewer side effects than current immunotherapies. [More]
Cost-effective modified natural cycle IVF offers hope to young couples with fewer financial resources

Cost-effective modified natural cycle IVF offers hope to young couples with fewer financial resources

Researchers at University of Southern California (USC) Fertility at Keck Medicine of USC have determined that modified natural cycle in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a more cost-effective fertility method than controlled ovarian stimulation and traditional IVF. [More]
New magnetic surgical device to be displayed in Texas for British Medtech mission

New magnetic surgical device to be displayed in Texas for British Medtech mission

A pioneering magnetic surgical device that eliminates exposure to radioactive materials and offers a less invasive, more flexible alternative for breast cancer surgery will be showcased in Texas next week (15th – 21st October 2016)as part of a British Medtech mission. [More]
Research finds disparity in rates of prostate cancer treatment among African-American, Hispanic men

Research finds disparity in rates of prostate cancer treatment among African-American, Hispanic men

African-American and Hispanic men in the United States are less likely to receive therapy for prostate cancer compared to Caucasian men — even when they have more aggressive disease, according to new research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. [More]
Researchers to explore potential roles of tumor-suppressor gene in kidney cancer

Researchers to explore potential roles of tumor-suppressor gene in kidney cancer

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer, and African-Americans and males appear most at risk for this disease that can be asymptomatic until it has spread and become highly lethal, said Dr. Vinata B. Lokeshwar, cancer researcher and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. [More]
Revised prostate cancer guidelines did not reduce usage of PSA tests, study finds

Revised prostate cancer guidelines did not reduce usage of PSA tests, study finds

Controversy over prostate cancer screening guidelines that discourage use of PSA tests did not significantly reduce use of the test, a five-year review of more than 275,000 visits at UT Southwestern Medical Center showed. [More]
C-11 choline PET and MRI help physicians map patterns of prostate cancer recurrence after surgery

C-11 choline PET and MRI help physicians map patterns of prostate cancer recurrence after surgery

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has, for the first time, successfully mapped patterns of prostate cancer recurrence, following surgery. Using C-11 choline PET imaging and multiparametric MRI, researchers found an anatomically diverse pattern of recurrence, which may help optimize treatment of patients whose prostate cancer returns after surgery. [More]
Virtual Reality Initiative aims to provide emotional benefit to young cancer patients

Virtual Reality Initiative aims to provide emotional benefit to young cancer patients

The University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with Springbok Cares to provide a unique Virtual Reality (VR) initiative for patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program at USC. [More]
One single genomic fingerprinting could potentially miss smaller, more aggressive prostate tumors

One single genomic fingerprinting could potentially miss smaller, more aggressive prostate tumors

While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. [More]
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