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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy reprograms heart muscle cells to younger state

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that radiation therapy can reprogram heart muscle cells to what appears to be a younger state, fixing electrical problems that cause a life-threatening arrhythmia without the need for a long-used, invasive procedure. In that invasive procedure — catheter ablation — a catheter is…

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Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Heart Risks

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds.Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer, 10.5% developed coronary artery disease over the next 27 years, researchers…

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Diagnosis Therapy

The therapy and diagnosis of founder sexism in Silicon Valley

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! This article was written by Aron Solomon, Head of Strategy and Chief Legal Analyst for Esquire Digital. Having wrapped up the increasingly complex jury selection process, the trial of Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, began on Wednesday in United States District…

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Frameshifting' Therapy

‘Frameshifting’ therapy for mast cell cancers reduces size, spread

Cancer cells. Credit: Dr. Cecil Fox, National Cancer Institute A potential new treatment for mast cell cancers reduces the number of mast cells by “mutating” the messenger RNA (mRNA) before it can deliver instructions for manufacturing the gene responsible for cell proliferation. The method, known as frameshifting, changes the pre-mRNA so that the mature mRNA…

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Based Therapy

Therapy based on functional RNA elements

SummaryOver the past several years, advances in RNA sequencing have led to an increased appreciation of the prevalence and function of noncoding RNAs, including long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). These are typically expressed in a tissue-specific manner in healthy tissues and are often dysregulated in disease, making them potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets. On page 662…

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Radio-wave Therapy

Radio-wave therapy is safe for liver cancer patients and shows improvement in overall survival

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. The therapy also showed a benefit in overall survival. The study findings appear online in 4Open,…

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Combination Therapy

Combination Therapy Achieves High Response in Ph+ ALL

A combination of ponatinib (Iclusig) and blinatumomab (Blincyto) achieved high rates of complete molecular remission and durable responses in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL), according to results of a phase II study. Newly diagnosed Ph+ ALL patients treated with the combination had complete response and complete molecular response rates of 100%…

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plunges Therapy

VR Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Some Swear by It…

When a Veterans Affairs therapist first suggested that Chris Merkle try a virtual reality simulation that would mimic his days in combat, he was horrified. “I was like, you want to put me in a virtual world, reliving my worst days, my worst nightmares?” he said.It was the winter of 2013, and after three tours…

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Exoskeleton Therapy

Exoskeleton therapy improves mobility, cognition and brain connectivity in people with MS

A team of multiple sclerosis (MS) experts at Kessler Foundation led the first pilot randomized controlled trial of robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation (REAER) effects on mobility, cognition, and brain connectivity in people with substantial MS-related disability. Their results showed that REAER is likely an effective intervention, and is a promising therapy for improving the lives…

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Optogenetic Therapy

Optogenetic Therapy Partially Restores Vision in Blind Patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa

A blind, 58-year-old male patient with retinitis pigmentosa experienced partial recovery of vision after a novel optogenetic treatment. A blind patient with retinitis pigmentosa has had his vision partially restored in the PIONEER clinical trial. Image credit: Pexels. Retinitis pigmentosa is a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative eye disease where loss of photoreceptors can lead to complete…