Tag Archives: University of California

New AI able to identify & predict development of cancer symptom clusters

New Delhi: Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI (artificial intelligence) that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations of symptoms – helping to alleviate much of the distress caused by their occurrence and severity.

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BMI a wrong measure of health: Study

New York: Using body mass index (BMI) to gauge health is a wrong practice as it is a deeply flawed measure, reveals a study while adding that BMI should not be the primary goal for maintaining good health.

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Indo-US experts developing solar-powered oral cancer detector for remote areas

Kolkata: Researchers in India and the US are testing a handy solar-powered device for early detection of oral cancer which could be integrated with mobile technology, enabling faster and accurate diagnostics in rural areas.

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Tiny DNA ‘machine’ could cut HIV diagnosis cost

New York: Researchers have designed and synthesised a nanometer-scale DNA “machine” that can make the process of detecting the antibodies that can help with the diagnosis of infectious and auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and HIV much cheaper.

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New test to help early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Washington (IANS): Opening up the possibility for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, scientists have identified genetic material that distinguishes its cells from normal cells.

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Nobel Prize in Medicine 2013 goes to James Rothman, Randy Schekman, Thomas Sudhof

Stockholm: The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Monday decided to award the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James E Rothman (US), Randy W Schekman (US) and Thomas C Sudhof (Germany) for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.

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MRs don’t inform doctors of harmful effects of medicines: Study

Toronto: Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, US and French physicians.

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Study may lead to potential treatments for age-related degenerative diseases

Washington: A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, represents a major advance in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind aging while providing new hope for the development of targeted treatments for age-related degenerative diseases.

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Clinical trial evaluates synthetic cannabinoid as brain cancer treatment

Washington: Researchers at University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Centre are evaluating the safety and tolerability of a synthetic cannabinoid called dexanabinol (ETS2101). Delivered as a weekly intravenous infusion, the drug is being tested in patients with all forms of brain cancer, both primary and metastatic.

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Study finds germ-killing power in the eyes

Washington: When it comes to germ-busting power, the eyes have it, according to a discovery by the University of California, Berkeley researchers that could lead to new, inexpensive antimicrobial drugs.

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