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Light-scattering tool may improve early identification of pancreatic cancer

Light-scattering tool may improve early identification of pancreatic cancer
May 30, 2017

Researchers at the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging and Photonics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center developed a novel tool designed to distinguish between benign pancreatic cysts and those that have the potential to transform into pancreatic cancer.

The device uses light-scattering spectroscopy to detect structural changes that occur in malignant or precancerous cells by bouncing light off tissues and analyzing the reflected spectrum.

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Sanitary system reconstruction reduces risk of P. aeruginosa infection

May 30, 2017
Remodeling of hospital sanitation and water installations to control environmental contamination effectively minimized the risk of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas
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Biologic therapy not cost-effective for RA after methotrexate fails

May 29, 2017
Initiating biologic therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis when methotrexate monotherapy fails increases costs substantially and provides minimal incremental…

Vitiligo, methotrexate studies top weekly dermatology reads

May 29, 2017
Research finding that melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation offered long-term repigmentation for vitiligo and other leukodermas was among the top read articles of the…

Researchers to target receptors for possible exercise pill

May 28, 2017
Researchers at St. Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri, have received grants to develop a pill that mimics the metabolic effects of exercise, according to a press…
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Rapid Response from Austin: Expanding Options in Type 2 Diabetes Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Approximately 150 million people worldwide have diabetes mellitus and this number is expected to double by 2025…
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The Impact of Lumbar Spine Disease and Deformity on Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Concomitant spine and hip disease in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) presents a management challenge…
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