Scientists find a way to identify diseases by blood serum

Researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University(SPbPU) in collaboration with colleagues from Tsinghua University (China) developed a new dynamic light scattering method to determine the sizes of circulating immune complexes in blood serum. The results of the study were published inBiology. Scientists mentioned that this method is fast, contactless, safe and cheap. That […]

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Pap/HPV cotesting better for cervical cancer screening in over 30s

Liquid-based cytology (LBC) and human papillomavirus (HPV) cotesting enhances screening for cervical cancer (CxCa) and precancer among women aged 30 years and older, according to a study published online July 8 in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Harvey W. Kaufman, M.D., from Quest Diagnostics in Secaucus, New Jersey, and colleagues examined the results of […]

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Genomic alterations distinct for black men with prostate cancer

African-American (AFR) men with prostate cancer have distinct genomic alterations from European-American (EUR) men, according to a study published online July 10 in Clinical Cancer Research. Yusuke Koga, from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues compared the frequencies of somatic alterations in prostate cancer obtained from four datasets comprising 250 AFR and 611 […]

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People overestimate success of CPR

Individuals overestimate the success rate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to a study published online July 13 in the Emergency Medicine Journal. Norkamari Shakira Bandolin, M.D., from University of California Davis in Sacramento, and colleagues surveyed 500 adult emergency department patients and their companions to assess their expectations about CPR. The researchers found that 53 […]

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