Prostate cancer can now be diagnosed better using artificial intelligence

Researchers at Radboud university medical center have developed a ‘deep learning’ system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients. The Radboud team is now working with researchers from the […]

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Using gene therapy to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A new study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which demonstrated the effectiveness of direct delivery of gene therapy into the brain of a mouse model of CTE, is published in Human Gene Therapy. Ronald Crystal and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, coauthored […]

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Child gamers are using dangerously powerful stimulants

Children are fueling marathon gaming sessions with ‘dangerous’ stimulants that have DOUBLE the caffeine of Red Bull and are promoted by YouTube stars like KSI and FaZe Jarvis Gaming supplements sold to children on Amazon contain up to 200mg caffeine Equivalent of six cans of Coke, two-and-half cans of Red Bull or three espressos  Required no proof of age to […]

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Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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Using lungs from increased-risk donors expands donor pool, maintains current survival rates

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases compared to standard risk donors results in similar one-year survival for recipients. In addition, researchers saw no difference in rejection or graft (donor lung) survival after one year in patients receiving lungs from increased-risk donors. The study was published recently in […]

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Using the immune system as a defence against cancer

Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity against cancer resurgence. Several teams led by Professor Livio Mallucci from King’s College London discovered that β-galactoside-binding protein (βGBP), a naturally occurring molecule produced by […]

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Doctors are not using tools to help youths quit smoking

At a time when the rapid growth in electronic cigarette “vaping” among young people threatens to reverse decades of progress in reducing tobacco use, a large study published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds that medical professionals are largely failing to use existing tools to help young people quit smoking. Medicaid data from more than 80,000 adolescents and young adults diagnosed […]

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I Started Using Self-Tanning Drops—and They're a Legitimate Game Changer

I'm just going to level with you: I actually really like my skin. I've never really had to deal with acne breakouts (you know, aside from the occasional hormonal pimple on my jawline), and I look forward to my freckles (er, dark spots?) after being out in the sun—on the rare occasion that I'm actually out in the sun for […]

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First US murder conviction overturned using DNA, family tree evidence

An American man was exonerated Wednesday for a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first such result using a revolutionary investigative technique. Christopher Tapp, 43, had served 20 of his 30-year sentence for the 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge. On Wednesday, a court in the state of […]

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