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  • Researchers outline framework to address rising rates of early onset colorectal cancer May 17, 2022
    Worldwide prevalence of sporadic colorectal cancer — long viewed as a disease of older individuals — has increased steadily among those aged younger than 50 years during the past decade, according to a review paper in The Lancet Oncology.
  • Designer neurons offer new hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease May 17, 2022
    In new research, scientists describe a process for converting non-neuronal cells into functioning neurons able to take up residence in the brain, send out their fibrous branches across neural tissue, form synapses, dispense dopamine and restore capacities undermined by Parkinson's destruction of dopaminergic cells.
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis tool can help predict breast cancer May 17, 2022
    An image-based risk prediction model using digital breast tomosynthesis can predict the risk for breast cancer after a negative screening exam, according to a study published in the May 11 issue of Science Translational Medicine.
  • Clinical outcomes of early versus late tracheostomy in COVID-19 patients May 17, 2022
    A significant proportion of COVID-19 patients require admission to the intensive care unit and invasive mechanical ventilation. Tracheostomy is increasingly performed when a prolonged course of IMV is anticipated.
  • Study supports colonoscopies for women under 50 May 17, 2022
    Colonoscopies in younger women can significantly cut their risk of colon cancer, a new study claims. "While there's been an alarming increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer in recent decades in younger individuals, screening has largely been focused on people over 50," said senior study author Andrew Chan, a gastroenterologist and epidemiologist at Massachusetts […]