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  1. Gene mutations that lead to more aggressive colorectal cancer in African American patients discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists who last year identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans, have now found that tumors with these mutations are highly aggressive and more likely to recur and metastasize. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. Helping doctors manage certain pancreatic lesions more effectively

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    An endoscopic procedure can improve the outlook for patients with a fairly common type of pancreatic lesion that is challenging to manage and that, if left untreated, can progress to cancer, according ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Intensified, multifaceted treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes, known vascular damage extends life by around 8 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Intensified and multifaceted treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and a common complication microalbuminuria extends median lifetime by eight years, a long-term Danish follow-up study shows. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. Longer survival of advanced cancer patients given methylnaltrexone for constipation suggests role for mu opiate receptor in cancer progression

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Opioid painkillers and their receptor in cells -- the mu opiate receptor -- could be involved in cancer progression, and could thus be a target for treatments, a study of advanced cancer patients suggests. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  5. Immune cells as biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have discovered that the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) is increased in the blood of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The higher the number of MDSC, the ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. Trauma patient deaths peak at two weeks

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Lower severity trauma patients could be more likely to die after two to three weeks, new research indicates. Using data from the largest trauma database in Europe, the Trauma Audit and Research Network ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  7. Wearable tracker keeps tabs on patients, soldiers

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Wearable sensing device tracks movements, ambient environment, bio-signals and more. Posted: 2016-09-02 15:16:15
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  8. No longer lost in the blink of an eye

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have re-invented the eye drop with technology that can deliver medicine much more efficiently, making life easier for patients. They have created microscopic packets of medicine that lodge ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  9. Blood cancer treatment may age immune cells as much as 30 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the 'molecular age' of these immune cells in a group of patients with blood cancer. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:21:04 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  10. Needle biopsies for noninvasive breast cancer: Routine analysis wastes millions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary and wasteful, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  11. Economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea in US is nearly $150 billion per year

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new analysis has been published that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. The new work summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently being ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  12. Low oxygen, high risk: How tumors adapt to become more aggressive

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... showed how the activation of this pathway leads to an unfavorable prognosis for patients with gliomas – a type of brain tumor – and how the pathway could be a valuable therapeutic target in cancer.  ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  13. Two classes of medications linked to similar results in peritoneal dialysis patients

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study examined two classes of medications commonly prescribed to prevent cardiovascular events in dialysis patients and found no significant difference in outcomes. Posted: 2016-08-08 18:49: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  14. Dormant copies of HIV mostly defective, new study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    After fully sequencing the latent HIV 'provirus' genomes from 19 people being treated for HIV, scientists report that even in patients who start treatment very early, the only widely available method to ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  15. Higher ICU usage led to increased invasive procedures, costs

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Patients admitted to ICUs underwent more costly and invasive procedures but didn't have better mortality rates than hospitalized patients with the same medical conditions who weren't admitted to the ICU, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  16. Drug targeting BRAF mutation slows thyroid cancer, too

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  17. Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:40 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  18. Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. Posted: 2016-07-22 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  19. Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  20. Adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage colon cancer may improve survival

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of 'adjuvant,' or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now researchers have ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
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