A discovery at WorldCare Consortium® member Mayo Clinic is the first step toward new bacteria-based constipation treatment

08:00 20 June in Health, Medicine
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Researchers at WorldCare Consortium® member Mayo Clinic have discovered that genetically engineered bacteria show promise as a new treatment for constipation, after a study in mice was conducted at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and published in Cell Host & Microbe. The gut microbiome,...

Study from WorldCare Consortium® member Massachusetts General Hospital identifies protein’s role in mediating the brain’s response to stress

08:00 18 June in Health, Medicine
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A study led by investigators from WorldCare Consortium® member Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified a critical role for a protein called Kruppel-like factor 9 (Klf9) in the brain’s response to stress. This has implications for protecting against the effects of stress in conditions such...

Researchers at WorldCare Consortium® member UCLA Health find how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system

08:00 11 June in Health, Medicine
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A study led by WorldCare Consortium® member UCLA Health has found colon cancer alters its genes during development to avoid detection by the immune system, thereby creating a specific genetic imprint in the process. Until now, the process of immunoediting, the ability of cancer to change...

Trastorno bipolar: el diagnóstico adecuado es fundamental

12:00 06 June in Diagnosis, Health, Medicine
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El diagnóstico errado de trastorno bipolar es alarmantemente común. Diversos estudios demuestran que este desorden puede ser la enfermedad mental más frecuentemente diagnosticada de manera errada. De acuerdo con datos publicados por la National Deppresive and Maniac-Deppresive Association, el 69 por ciento de pacientes con...

Research from WorldCare Consortium® member Dana-Farber Cancer Institute indicates blood test’s potential for early detection of lung cancer

11:59 05 June in Diagnosis, doctor, Medicine
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A study led by doctors at WorldCare Consortium® member Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has found that a test analyzing free-floating DNA in the blood may be able to detect early-stage lung cancer. A preliminary report from the on-going Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study, which is...

Alzheimer’s Disease: Scientists Propose New Definition

08:00 14 May in Diagnosis, Health, Medicine
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Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association have proposed shifting the definition of Alzheimer’s disease in living people from the current one, based on behavioral symptoms and cognitive changes with a biomarker confirmation, to a strictly biological construct. Recently, it was discovered that clinical trials...