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Quick And Early Diagnosis Of Cancer With Two Or Three Drops Of Blood

Source: SAPHELY Universitat Politècnica de València

To develop a device based on nanophotonic technology that enables a quick and early diagnosis of different types of cancer –specifically breast, prostate, lung and colorectal– analyzing only two or three drops of blood. This is the objective of SAPHELY, a European project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, led by the Valencia Nanophotonics [...]

Weighing The Risks Of Hormone Therapy

Source:  Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)

For over a decade, hormone therapy (HT) has been a hot topic in medicine. Unfortunately, women are still confused and concerned about using HT after two federally-funded studies linked HT to potentially serious health risks. Even decades after these studies, information on HT is seriously muddied, and not much is still fully known or understood [...]

Mothers Can Pass Traits To Offspring Through Bacteria’s DNA

Herbert W. Virgin, MD, PhD (left), and Thad Stappenbeck, MD, PhD, have shown that mothers can pass a trait to their offspring through the DNA of bacteria. The finding suggests that microbes may play a significant role in how genes influence illness and health in higher organisms.
Source: Robert Boston

It’s a firmly established fact straight from Biology 101: Traits such as eye color and height are passed from one generation to the next through the parents’ DNA. But now, a new study in mice by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that the DNA of bacteria that live [...]

Alabama Couple Sharing Baby, Family Journey With Rare Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

UAB Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician Richard Davis says diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome before birth is important. “There are many types of heart defects, but this is one that really needs to be diagnosed prenatally if possible because these babies need to be born in a center where they can be cared for very soon after they are born,” Davis said.
Source: UAB

Crystal and James Burford wanted to add to their family as soon as possible after they married in 2014. Crystal, 39, had two children from a previous marriage, but James, 41, had yet to have any biological children. “We wanted at least one child together,” said Crystal, a Trussville resident. Her pregnancy had been smooth [...]

Listeria Pathogen Is Prevalent, Persistent In Retail Delis

Purdue food scientist Haley Oliver (right) and Jess Buening, a senior in animal sciences, examine a meat slicer.
Source: Purdue University / Tom Campbell

Purdue University research shows that standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune systems. A study led by Haley Oliver, assistant professor of food science, found that 6.8 percent of samples taken in 15 delis before daily operation had [...]

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