(Medical Research Council) A new study has found a blood test for cancer DNA could predict if a woman is responding to the breast cancer drug palbociclib, months earlier than current tests. Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, say the test could detect in two to three weeks whether the drug is working, although they caution the results need replicating before they are used clinically. The research was funded by the Medical Research Council.
(European Society of Cardiology) Ramadan fasting can be safe for patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at the 29th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA29), held 1 to 3 March in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will present a special program.
(Washington State University) A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. The researchers have shown they can greatly strengthen permeable pavements by adding waste carbon fiber composite material. Their recycling method, described in the March issue of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doesn’t require using much energy or chemicals — a critical factor for recycling waste materi…
Organizational changes announced that will streamline advocacy efforts on behalf of CRNAs and the patients that they care for on a day-to-day basis.
(MediaSource) The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released new data which shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year.
(RAND Corporation) The Department of Veterans Affairs has been expanding a program to allow veterans to use their health benefits in the community rather than relying upon the VA health system. However, a new study finds that only about 2 percent of the physicians and other health care providers in New York state are equipped to provide timely and quality care to veterans in the community.
(Allen Institute) The Allen Institute for Brain Science has produced the first comprehensive, publicly available database of predictive neuron models, along with their corresponding data. The generalized leaky integrate-and-fire (GLIF) and biophysically detailed models are described in two articles published in the journal Nature Communications.
When the 90th Academy Awards take place this Sunday, March 4, audiences will no doubt hear about not just the cinematic achievements of the past year but also the strides made in building more diversity in entertainment.
And while there has been progress, two California State University professors in film studies say it’s not nearly enough.
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Orient yourself: When the streets belong to robots
This week, Ford announced plans to dispatch self-driving vehicles to deliver Domino’s and Postmates across Miami-Dade County. I covered the news, but didn’t delve too deeply into something Mayor Carlos A. Giménez said when I asked him why he was keen on the inviting in the new technology.
“Ford is going to map all of Miami-Dade County,” he said. “So when…
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease earlier in life, according to a study from UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
Researchers have studied the use of bacteria to break down organic contaminants in groundwater; however, this bioremediation process has been met with limited success under some conditions.
A recently invented device that measures relative humidity more accurately than current products could save producer growers an average of $6,500 annualy and cheese producers up to $10,000 a year.
Before last week, the official U.S. map of broadband access had accumulated a fair amount of dust. On February 23, though, the Federal Communications Commission’s cartography of connectivity got a long-awaited upgrade. But while the new broadband map is easier to click around, it still isn’t a reliable tool to gauge what internet options are available to homes or communities around the country.
Just ask one of the FCC’s commissioners what’s wrong with it.
“I looked up my house and can tell you wit…
People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don’t, according to a new, large study.
People whose eyes show signs of small changes in blood vessels at age 60 may be more likely to develop thinking and memory problems by the time they are 80 than people with healthy eyes, according to a new study.
Scientists have long wanted to retrieve rock samples from the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin, and a new study could be helpful in locating an ideal landing site.
Researchers at Michigan Medicine are shining a light on the darkness of the unconscious brain. Three new studies add to the body of knowledge.