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Impact of cultural bias in diagnosing cognitive decline and dementia

Accurate assessment of cognitive performance is paramount in determining cognitive decline and dementia. Until now, traditional pencil-and-paper cognitive tests administered by trained clinicians have been considered the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosing dementia, but researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Aging (CHeBA) propose that computerized neuropsychological assessments hold promise as culturally appropriate tools for […]

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A newly discovered anti-senescence function of vitamin B2

A group of Kobe University researchers have revealed that adding Vitamin B2 to cells that have been exposed to aging stress increases the mitochondria’s ability to produce energy and prevents cell aging. The research group included Professor KAMADA Shinji and Research Associate NAGANO Taiki of the Biosignal Research Center. It has previously been shown that […]

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Gene Network changes associated with cancer onset and progression identify new candidates for targeted gene therapy

Cancer chemotherapy has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years with traditional treatments like broad-spectrum cytotoxic agents being complemented or replaced by drugs that target specific genes believed to drive the onset and progression of the disease. This more personalized approach to chemotherapy became possible when genomic profiling of individual patient tumors led researchers to […]

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New hope for patients with relapsed large B-cell lymphoma

Of the 18,000 people diagnosed with large B-cell lymphoma each year, only half will be successfully treated with chemotherapy. The 9,000 remaining patients typically have poor outcomes, with only 25% responding to additional, higher-intensity chemotherapy, followed by a stem cell transplant. “For around three-quarters of patients who don’t respond to the initial chemotherapy, their survival […]

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New AI system provides the consistent endoscopic evaluation

Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have developed an artificial intelligence system for detecting and characterizing disease conditions using real-time clinical video imaging, reducing the need for expensive and invasive biopsies When visiting a doctor, many patients prefer non-invasive procedures over invasive and potentially painful ones. Fortunately, researchers at TMDU have developed a […]

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Temperature measurement occurs in over half of well-child visits

Temperature measurement occurs at more than half of well-child visits and may impact antibiotic prescribing and vaccine deferral, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Pediatrics. Rebecca Dang, M.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study and analyzed well-child visits between 2014 and 2019. Visits associated with routine […]

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New treatment combination without chemotherapy is effective in PH+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia

The combination of dasatinib, blinatumomab, and prednisone can be effective in treating older patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who are not good candidates for intensive chemotherapy treatment. These results from the S1318 clinical trial, led by the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer […]