UTHealth researchers identify less invasive way to screen for colorectal cancer
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  April 19, 2017  
  Bowel Cancer  
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 UTHealth researchers identify less invasive way to screen for colorectal cancerUTHealth researchers identify less invasive way to screen for colorectal cancer
 
Specific strains of bacteria in the gut are significantly associated with colorectal cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.
 
 
 Differences found in cancer occurrence within African and US born blacksDifferences found in cancer occurrence within African and US born blacks
 
The cancer profile of African-born blacks differs from that of United States-born blacks and varies by region of birth, according to a new study. The study, appearing in CANCER, suggests differences in environmental, cultural, social, and genetic factors, and points to an opportunity to study the risk factors associated with the cancer burden in African-born blacks to help create targeted interventions.
 
   MIT engineers develop more sensitive approach to reveal ovarian tumorsMIT engineers develop more sensitive approach to reveal ovarian tumors
 
Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at such late stages that patients' survival rates are poor. However, if the cancer is detected earlier, five-year survival rates can be greater than 90 percent.
 
 Identifying serious bowel conditions in under-50s
 
Identifying serious bowel conditions in under-50sThe fundamental problem is that the symptoms are very similar, or at least some are. Taking your example of IBS – this is characterised by abdominal pain, plus sometimes diarrhoea or constipation. Yet these are key symptoms of abdominal cancer!
 
 
 Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery
 
Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discoveryOur group describes a new entity, which we refer to as “Developmental Split-Brain syndrome” which we discovered affected four individuals from three unrelated families. All affected individuals showed disruption of communicating tracts between the right and left side of the brain which meant that there is lack of coordination and communication between the two sides of the brain.
 
 
 Mesentery: a new organ?
 
Mesentery: a new organ?Mesentery is a sheet-like structure that encloses the intestine and attaches it to the posterior part of the abdominal wall. First illustrations of the structure in situ indicated its contiguity, and in 1879 Toldt accurately depicted a mesentery that was associated with the ascending and descending colon.