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New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors

Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. The research team, led by Abhishek Jain, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering […]

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Study finds variations in quantitative MRI scanners measurements

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used in medicine to detect, diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, while relying on experts’ interpretation of images. Quantitative MRI, which obtains numerical measurements during the scans, can now potentially offer greater accuracy, repeatability and speed—but rigorous quality control is needed for it to reach its full potential, […]

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Study finds major anti-inflammatory immune activity that favors oral cancer tumors

A collaborative research led by immunologist Estefania Nova-Lamperti from the Universidad de Concepción (Chile), with a branch of researchers from MELISA Institute and other international academic centers, made progress in the understanding of molecular mechanisms preventing an effective antitumor immune response in oral cancer; The latter due to the production of chemical mediators that induce […]

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Study finds racial equity in crisis standard of care guidelines

There are two simultaneously occurring pandemics in the U.S.: Racism and COVID-19. “These mutualistic pandemics have thrown into stark focus the separate and unequal systems through which people access health care,” explained corresponding author Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Cleveland Manchanda and colleagues authored a […]