Understanding Kidney Tumours

Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on the left and right side of the spine. They sit against the back muscles in the upper abdominal cavity. They are responsible for the extraction of waste from the blood, balancing body fluids, formation of urine, and facilitating other important functions of the body. Kidney tumours are tumours […]

‘Synthetic lethality’ targets cancer cells by damaging vulnerable DNA

By designing small molecules that can “turn off” kinase enzymes stuck in the “on” position, they have managed to ward off cancer’s attack. More recently, scientists have focused on ways to help the body’s own immune cells seek and destroy cancer cells. Enter the concept known as synthetic lethality. Researchers have long known that a […]

Breast cancer warning from man stunned by ‘impossible’ diagnosis

When you think of breast cancer, you think of a form of cancer that affects only women. It doesn’t. While breast cancer in men is rare it’s still an issue for the 10 men on average who are diagnosed with it every year in Northern Ireland. Ian Cranston, 70, was diagnosed with breast cancer in […]

Malawi University of Science, DoDMA sign pact on degree course for disaster risk management

The MoU will see the facilitation of a four year full time Bachelors degree in Disaster Risk Management. Signing the Mou, Secretary to the Office of Vice President and Commissioner for Dodma Clement Chinthu Phiri said the Mou will enhance studies and research in disaster management to guide policy development and implementation. On her part, […]

A range of exercises and medications can help with fibromyalgia

Dear Doctor: My daughter, who is in her 40s, has fibromyalgia. Is there any cure for this painful condition, or any natural remedies? I hate to see her suffer. Dear Reader: The word “suffer” perfectly sums up fibromyalgia, and my heart goes out both to your daughter and to you, who can see the condition’s […]

Monitoring the heart’s mitochondria to predict cardiac arrest?

Credit: Dr. John Kheir, Boston Children’s Hospital & Shutterstock A new device can assess in real time whether the body’s tissues are receiving enough oxygen and, placed on the heart, can predict cardiac arrest in critically ill heart patients, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and scientists from Cambridge device maker Pendar Technologies. Their study, […]

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes

Credit: Courtesy of Aronowski lab, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body’s war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests they can act as medics as well. By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils […]

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

While lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. According to a study, individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep. The findings revealed that students with poor quality sleep were […]

Shipley Center Website Offers Prostate Cancer Facts for Patients

One in every seven men in the United States will get prostate cancer, making it the second most common type, after skin cancer, for American men. It tends to be a slow-growing disease, but can sprint to life-threatening severity if detected too late. Screening for prostate cancer can yield false-positive findings, but those most at […]

Hermetic Packaging, Connectors for Medical Implant Industry

Hermetic Implantable Packaging and Connectors for Medical Components PA&E works with leading medical implant designers to advance integration and performance for hermetic implantable packaging and connectors in one of the most unique and critical environments known: the human body. PA&E has created proprietary materials and encapsulations with hermetic seals that enable implantable medical devices to […]