New ‘Scoring’ System Improves Survival Forecasting Before and After Surgery for Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Credit: iStock Georgios Margonis, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncology fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Matthew Weiss, M.D., surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreas Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics, report advances in efforts to improve the treatment and prognosis of colorectal cancers that have spread to the liver. Below are […]

Canada’s GNA challenge from Quebec could pave way for genetic discrimination

If Canada’s Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA) is overturned by a challenge from the Province of Quebec, it will open the doors to genetic discrimination, argue authors in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “The GNA is a critical law affording comprehensive protection prohibiting genetic discrimination by any individual or sector,” writes Dr. Yvonne […]

Research may pave way for new C. diff antitoxins and anti-cancer drugs

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and Harvard University have discovered how the Clostridium difficile toxin B (TcdB) recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses to invade intestinal cells and lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections.The findings, published today in Science, could pave the way for new C. diff antitoxins and also show […]

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities

Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF’s), the latest University of Tasmania research shows. Led by The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s Dr Juanita Westbury, the research published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) today focuses on the results of the RedUSe (Reducing Use of Sedatives) intervention aimed […]