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Discovery of biomarker could help predict Alzheimer’s years before symptoms emerge

A unique brain protein measured in the blood could be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms develop, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research. Published in Nature journal Translational Psychiatry, the study is the first to find that people with elevated glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in the blood also have increased […]

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Gut microbiome implicated in healthy aging and longevity

The gut microbiome is an integral component of the body, but its importance in the human aging process is unclear. ISB researchers and their collaborators have identified distinct signatures in the gut microbiome that are associated with either healthy or unhealthy aging trajectories, which in turn predict survival in a population of older individuals. The […]

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A new piece of the HIV infection puzzle explored

Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg and at the Zentrum für Infektiologie at Heidelberg University Hospital have succeeded for the first time in imaging HIV during transport into the nucleus of an infected cell. The electron tomographic images show the protein envelope of the virus passing through one of the nuclear pores—the openings in the membrane around […]

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CAR T therapy shows long-lasting remissions in non-hodgkin lymphoma

A significant number of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients in a Penn Medicine-initiated clinical trial continue to be in remission five years after receiving the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy Kymriah, researchers in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings represent the longest follow-up published data […]

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AI predicts efficacy of breast cancer treatment directly from tumor architecture

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have demonstrated the possibilities of artificial intelligence-based algorithms in predicting the efficacy of a targeted cancer therapy based on the tumor tissue architecture only, without specific molecular tests. The results suggest that AI can reveal previously hidden patterns in tumor samples and allow discovery of novel tumor features predictive […]

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Magnetic attraction: Breakthrough test for malaria

After nearly a decade of research, a new test that detects the magnetic properties of malaria-infected blood could soon be used to help eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. Dr. Stephan Karl, a Senior Research Fellow in Malaria and Vector Biology at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, has led an international study […]

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Perception critical to women’s breast reconstruction decision making

When women undergo surgical treatment for breast cancer, they often also have reconstructive surgery but new QUT research reveals many women feel left out of the decision making. An interdisciplinary study from researchers in QUT’s Centre for Behavioral Economics, Society and Technology (BEST), Engineering Faculty, and School of Nursing, along with Dr. Jeremy Hunt a […]