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Innovations in ultrasound imaging improve breast cancer detection

Ultrasound is one of the three main technologies used in medical imaging. It is more compact and affordable than nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)…

MRI technique differentiates benign breast lesions from malignancies

Breast MRI currently is used to screen women at high risk of breast cancer and as a diagnostic adjunct to mammography. The examination relies on…

Genetic defect triggers endless recycling

Patients suffering from Cushing’s syndrome are often easy to recognize: they put on considerable weight around the midriff, their faces become rounder, and…

Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely

A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a…

New diagnostic imaging techniques deemed safe in simulations

Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with…

Myriad myPath melanoma test improves the reliability of melanoma diagnosis

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYGN) today presented results from a pivotal clinical validation study of the Myriad myPath™ Melanoma test at the 2014 American…

Benign envy sells iPhones, but malicious envy drives consumers to BlackBerries

“Our studies showed that people who had been made envious of someone who owned an iPhone were willing to pay 80 Euros more on average,” write authors Niels van…

Loss of Tumor Supressor Gene Essential in Transforming Benign Nerve Tumors into Cancers

The work, a collaboration between the Institute for Molecular Medicine, the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and the cancer center’s Sarcoma…

How inflammatory proteins can protect against cancer

This is reported by Dr. Daniel Peeper and his colleagues from the Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) in the June 13 issue…

Monkey malaria widespread in humans and potentially fatal

Researchers in Malaysia studied more than 1,000 samples from malaria patients across the country. Using DNA-based technology they found that more than one in…

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