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  • Density, benign disease raise risk of breast cancer May 23, 2022
    Women with dense breast tissue and benign breast disease face an elevated risk of future breast cancer and could benefit from a tailored mammogram screening strategy, according to a large study published in the journal in Radiology.
  • 'We just don't have the studies:' New report details critical diversity shortcomings in US clinical research May 23, 2022
    "We just don't have the studies" became a familiar refrain for Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Committee on Improving Representation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Trials and Research. A new report from the committee shines a light on the "critical shortcoming" in clinical research conducted in the U.S. — a lack […]
  • How AI is enhancing the efficiency of pathology labs May 23, 2022
    Artificial intelligence defines the use of some cutting-edge digital entities, including computers, robots and intelligent software. Adding algorithmic intelligence to the pathology domain is a natural way to improve the consistency and accuracy of diagnosis, at least for the morphological analysis of tissues and cells.
  • Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics May 23, 2022
    Some 1.7 million Americans each year acquire hospital infections, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications. The biggest culprits: medical devices like catheters, stents and heart valves, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films. A novel surface treatment developed by a UCLA-led team of scientists stops microbes from adhering to medical devices.
  • Off-the-shelf, targeted engineered stem cell therapy for glioblastoma keeps mice alive May 23, 2022
    Glioblastomas are highly aggressive tumors of the brain and spinal cord that are challenging to treat because many cancer therapeutics cannot pass through the blood-brain barrier. Scientists headed by teams at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have now devised a novel therapeutic strategy for post-surgical treatment of GBMs that uses biogel-encapsulated healthy […]