Study finds cell-free DNA profiling as versatile method to monitor UTIs

Using shotgun DNA sequencing, Cornell University researchers have demonstrated a new method for monitoring urinary tract infections (UTIs) that surpasses traditional methods in providing valuable information about the dynamics of the infection as well as the patient’s biological response. The technique is detailed in the paper “Urinary cell-free DNA is a versatile analyte for monitoring […]

Researchers highlight new nurse training model to address shortage of primary care

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing an increasing proportion of primary care, which is in short supply in many areas of the country. NPs deliver quality care in retail clinics, community health centers, rural clinics, and in primary care and specialty medical practices. In an article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, University […]

Discovery of human immune trigger could have implications for treating several diseases

A discovery about how human cells are ‘triggered’ to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and tissue injury, and immune disorders. A research team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne identified the molecular trigger in human cells that drives necroptosis, and implicated defects in […]

Rutgers Cancer Institute educates childhood cancer survivors about late effects of treatment

Facing pediatric cancer as a patient or caregiver is challenging enough, but to understand the impact of the late effects of treatment is equally challenging to this population. That is why Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey consistently educates childhood cancer survivors about this topic through its LITE Program. The effort is being further assisted […]

Study tests accuracy of device designed to detect heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors

Bottom Line: A wireless device designed for detection of heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracycline chemotherapy was accurate and displayed a low false-negative rate as compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Author: […]

Interactive preclinical PET-MR workshop demonstrates benefits of multi-modality imaging

An interactive preclinical PET-MR workshop with demonstrations of a new 7T integrated PET-MR multi-modality imaging system from MR Solutions and presentations from participants was held in Dijon last week. The Cancer Center Georges François Leclerc (CGFL) organized the event in partnership with the UK based PET-MR supplier MR Solutions to launch a new user group […]