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Cardiology Management

Similarity between high-risk atherosclerotic plaque and cancer cells

2018 24 Apr

A surprising discovery by Lund University researchers may lead to a better approach in the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerotic plaque. New findings show that inflamed, unstable plaque has a metabolism that distinguishes them from stable plaque. Interestingly, the results also show similarities between metabolism in unstable plaque and cancer... Read more

Cardiology Management

Human Heart Regeneration

2015 11 Aug

FAU researchers Dr. David Zebrowski and Prof. Dr. Felix B. Engel from the Department of Nephropathology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen's Institute of Pathology and their colleagues have discovered an endogenous process that controls reproduction of cardiac muscle cells and could potentially lead to the development of new treatment options for heart... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Detects Cancerous Cells

2015 27 Mar

Results of a John Hopkins study suggest MRI could one day make biopsies more effective and even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting tell-tale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications. According to Jeff Bulte, Ph.D., a professor of radiology... Read more

IMAGING Management

First Image Fusion of Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy

2015 16 Mar

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have achieved the first "image fusion" of mass spectrometry and microscopy. This could dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The paper was published in the journal Nature Methods .  Microscopy yields high-resolution images of tissues but does not give molecular information. Mass spectrometry... Read more

Pharmacy Management

New Molecule Kills Cancer Cells

2015 04 Jan

Cell biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have used the molecule 6-thiodG to target telomeres. The molecule takes advantage of the cell's biological clock to kill cancer cells and shrink tumour growth. Dr. Jerry W. Shay,  Professor and Vice Chairman of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern and the Associate Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive... Read more