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2013-11-05 10:24:52

Software that can recognize patterns in data is commonly used by scientists and economics. Now, researchers in the US have applied similar algorithms to help them more accurately diagnose breast cancer. The researchers outline details in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics. Duo Zhou a biostatistician at pharmaceutical company Pfizer in New York and colleagues Dinesh Mital and Shankar Srinivasan of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, point...

2013-07-23 14:54:10

Human glioblastoma multiforme, one of the most common, aggressive and deadly forms of brain cancer, is notoriously difficult to study. Scientists have traditionally studied cancer cells in petri dishes, which have none of the properties of the brain tissues in which these cancers grow, or in expensive animal models. Now a team of engineers has developed a three-dimensional hydrogel that more closely mimics conditions in the brain. In a paper in the journal Biomaterials, the researchers...

2011-06-07 06:27:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- PET and CT scans, which shows images of both functional and anatomical changes in the body, are useful for viewing ovarian cancer before any operations are done. Physicians can predict whether a mass is malignant, cancerous but stable, or benign using this method. "We found that PET/CT imaging with the radiotracer 18F-FDG gave us beneficial information about the ovarian cancer stage that helped gynecologists in their treatment planning," Majbritt Frost, research...

2010-06-18 00:47:15

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon benign neoplasm with locally aggressive behavior but malignant change is rare. Such a rare tumor occurring in a 14-year-old patient with clinical presentations of abdominal pain and body weight loss was seldom described before. A research article to be published on June 7, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. A research team led by Professor Ko from Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Chang Gung...

2009-08-19 08:12:02

Breast MRI allows physicians to evaluate suspicious lesions using a variety of variables. Researchers have found though that computer-aided kinetic information can help significantly in distinguishing benign from malignant suspicious breast lesions on MRI, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).In the study, performed at the University of Washington Medical Center, researchers analyzed and compared the computer-aided evaluation...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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