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Cancer Cells Adapt Energy Needs to Spread Illness to Other Organs

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Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that cancer cells traveling to other sites have different energy needs from their “stay-at-home” siblings which continue to proliferate at the original tumor site.

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SLU Researcher to Study New Hepatitis C Medication in Children

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After the success of a new drug treatment in adults with hepatitis C infection, a Saint Louis University pediatric researcher is testing the safety and efficacy of the medications in children.

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Is the First in Hospital in New Jersey to Implant Non-Surgical, Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

On September 5, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Electrophysiology team implanted the first Nanostim leadless pacemaker in New Jersey. The leadless pacemaker is a new, less-invasive approach than traditional pacemaker procedures that require more extensive surgery. The device, used to treat patients with an abnormally slow heart rate, took place as part of the Leadless II pivotal trial, a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center, international clinical study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the leadless pacemaker.

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New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers

More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood. Researchers report that TIPE3, a newly described oncogenic protein, promotes cancer by targeting these pathways.

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Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity to Damaged Tendons, Ligaments

Ultrasound is a safe, affordable and noninvasive way to see internal structures, including the developing fetus. Ultrasound can also “see” other soft tissue — including tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Ray Vanderby, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is commercializing an ultrasound method to analyze the condition of soft tissue.

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Meridian Cancer Care Welcomes Thomas Lee Bauer II, M.D., Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology

Meridian Cancer Care welcomes Thomas Lee Bauer II, M.D., a thoracic surgeon and respected leader of programs and research for the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer.

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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Making Healthy Lunches

Which lunch option would most children prefer: pizza, soda and fries or a PB&J sandwich, carrot sticks and yogurt?

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A Better Way to Track Emerging Cell Therapies Using MRIs

In a paper published September 17 in the online journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer.

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Mayo Researchers Reveal Pathway that Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at Jacksonville’s campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons — both significant contributors to this type of dementia.

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