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2012-05-28 19:32:55

NASA-funded research looks to isotope analysis rather than X-ray for measurement Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it's hard to know. Scientists at Arizona State University and NASA are taking on this medical challenge by developing and applying a technique that originated in the Earth sciences. In a new study, this technique was more sensitive in detecting bone loss than the X-ray method used today, with less risk to patients. Eventually, it may find use in clinical...

2012-05-17 05:15:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows when it comes to bone-cancer-related fractures, pain can be reduced by drug treatment, but no one drug is superior. Researchers undertook a systematic review of the current evidence on bisphosphonate drugs, which are used to prevent bone damage in multiple myeloma. Severe back pain is a common symptom of multiple myeloma–a type of cancer that can cause fractures in long bones and the spine. Bisphosphonate drugs may help to reduce the...

2012-05-16 22:24:14

Scientists optimistic that targeting pathway's cellular transcription process will lead to death of multiple myeloma cells Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have identified a target for slowing the progression of multiple myeloma by using currently available drugs. Published recently in Nature Cell Biology, the study reveals a pathway that, if deactivated, may help slow the development of the disease. "We have the ability to target this pathway with drugs that already exist,"...

2012-05-16 11:15:14

In Phase III clinical trials, the treatment decreased the risk that the cancer would progress; this positive early result prompted investigators to consider a new standard of care Multiple myeloma patients are better equipped to halt progression of this blood cancer if treated with lenalidomide, or Revlimid®, following a stem cell transplant, according to a study co-authored by a physician with the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute. The study, published...

2012-05-16 11:07:11

Bone cancer-related fractures and pain can be reduced by drug treatment, but no one drug is superior, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers undertook a systematic review of the current evidence on bisphosphonate drugs, which are used to prevent bone damage in multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that grows in and on bones, and can cause fractures in long bones and the spine. Severe back pain is a common symptom. Bisphosphonate drugs may help...

2012-05-02 11:43:50

Low dose whole body CT is nearly four times better than radiographic skeletal survey, the standard of care in the U.S., for determining the extent of disease in patients with multiple myeloma, a new study shows. The study, conducted at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, included 51 patients who had both a radiographic skeletal survey as well as a low dose whole body CT examination. The total number of lesions detected in these patients with low dose whole body CT was 968 versus 248...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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