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Early Detection Identified for Leukemia Patients' Resistance to Therapy

A world-first breakthrough in the early detection of patients' resistance to a common treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia has been made. The discovery offers some hope that the patients' treatment could be changed sooner to improve their chances of survival. More...
25 Aug 2016

Interactive Video Gaming Device Could Aid MS Patients

A commonly used 3D depth-sensing camera could become a low-cost means of monitoring treatment effectiveness for walking difficulties of patients with gait-impairing diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). More...
23 Aug 2016
Abbott Diagnostics

Parkinson's Disease Risk Indicators Found in Diverse Tissues

Tiny changes in DNA that have been linked to Parkinson's disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's, were found not only in brain cells, where they were expected, but also in liver, fat, immune and developmental cells. More...
18 Aug 2016

Biomarker of Aggressive Prostate Cancer Discovered

The level of a specific molecule present in prostate tumors is an indicator of whether the cancer is aggressive and likely to spread and this will aid future clinical tests to help doctors decide how best to treat prostate tumors. More...
18 Aug 2016

High Plasma Cortisol Levels Associated with Global Cognition Deterioration

Healthy older people with high plasma cortisol levels show a significantly greater risk of the presence of beta-amyloid in the brain, in addition to greater declines in global cognition over 54 months, compared with those with low cortisol levels. More...
17 Aug 2016
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Particle Size Not Cholesterol Determines Capacity of HDL to Reduce CVD

Results of a recent study suggested that the number and size of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles in the blood were better indicators of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than was the classical measurement of HDL-cholesterol. More...
16 Aug 2016

Novel Gene Discovered for Hereditary Colon Cancer

The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of polyps is often due to a hereditary cause; in this case the disease can occur in multiple family members. More...
08 Aug 2016


The Pathology channel details advances in the field of Surgical Pathology and all its subspecialties, including Cytopathology and its subspecialties.
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