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Bacterial Biofilms Associated with Colon Cancer

An imaging technology reveals that bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer and the discovery draws on a novel way to observe microbial community structure.  More...
22 Dec 2014
Image: Bone marrow aspirate showing acute myeloid leukemia (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Panel of Long Noncoding RNAs Predicts Prospects for Leukemia Survival

Cancer researchers have identified a panel of 48 long noncoding RNAs that is indicative of a favorable outcome in older patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia and has the potential to aid clinicians in choosing the least toxic, most effective treatment for this disease, which has a three-year survival rate of only 5% to 15%.  More...
22 Dec 2014
DiagCor Bioscience

Gene Uncovered Associated with Aggressive Breast Cancer

A biomarker has been identified that is strongly associated with triple negative breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that often has early relapse and metastasis following chemotherapy.   More...
15 Dec 2014
Image: Two MRI images of low-grade brain glioma in a 28-year-old male (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Familial Glioma Linked to Mutation in Telomere Protection Gene

Mutations in the POT1 gene have been linked to the development of brain tumors in families with two or more members suffering from glioma, the most common form of primary brain cancer.  More...
15 Dec 2014

Tumor Markers in Blood Underpins Future Bowel Cancer Screening

The positivity from a two-gene DNA blood test increases with the depth of cancer invasion, tumor size, stage and presence of metastases in bowel cancer patients.   More...
10 Dec 2014
Sekisui Diagnostics
Image: NanoFlares-specially designed stem cells that have been developed to detect blood-borne cancers. When the cells come in contact with cancerous cells, they emit light (Photo courtesy of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University).

Nanoflares Detect Live Tumor Cells in Human Blood

Metastasis portends a poor prognosis for cancer patients and primary tumor cells disseminate through the bloodstream before the appearance of detectable metastatic lesions.  More...
08 Dec 2014

Second Protein Identified for Common Kidney Failure

An international team of researchers has found a second protein, THSD7A, associated with a common form of kidney failure—the autoimmune “membranous nephropathy.” The discovery is likely to provide an important new biomarker for the disease.  More...
02 Dec 2014

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