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2012-06-11 21:35:48

Studies show a naturally occurring protein called beta amyloid may be the key to diagnosis and could even be the answer to treating the neurodegenerative disease An arsenal of Alzheimer's research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting indicates that beta-amyloid plaque in the brain not only is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease but may also precede even mild cognitive decline. These and other studies advance molecular imaging for the early...

2012-06-11 21:34:21

Study shows a cancer therapy for renal cell carcinoma patients may be affected by another anti-cancer drug Research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting explores treatment with a newly developed type of radioimmunotherapy used for treating a resistant form of kidney cancer. The agent is able to hone in on the disease, called clear cell renal carcinoma, and kill the cancer by delivering radiation directly to it. However, the study shows that its effectiveness...

2012-06-11 21:33:18

Study finds that the behavior of molecular imaging probes can indicate the effectiveness of a targeted therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer A study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting reveals how molecular imaging biomarkers can be used to approximate howan experimental radiochemotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer will work. Using already available imaging probes, scientists can assess the effectiveness before the course of...

2012-06-11 21:32:02

Study of a new drug treatment represents a new protocol for those with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to bone Prostate cancer patients with advanced tumors that have spread to bone have a poor chance of surviving. Patients with the disease may now live longer with a new line of radioisotope therapy, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. The skeletal systemis the number one metastatic site in patients with prostate cancer. Bone metastases...

2012-06-11 21:30:25

Radionuclide therapy study shows a novel treatment for basal cell carcinoma can cure patients without requiring hospitalization A customized patch treatment for basal cell carcinoma completely destroys facial tumors without surgery or major radiation therapy in 80 percent of patients studied, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. There are two main types of skin cancer:melanoma, which forms deep in the cells that produce pigment in skin, and...

2012-06-11 21:28:02

Molecular imaging technique provides vital information about the body's response to therapy faster and more safely for patients with an aggressive type of brain tumor A study revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting provides some hope for those with a malignant brain cancer called glioma. A method of molecular imaging that mimics an essential amino acid in the brain can now gauge whether the cancer is still active as early as two weeks after the start of treatment...

2012-06-11 21:26:48

Study shows people who have lower levels of the brain chemical are more likely to be aggressive when provoked in competitive situations Out of control competitive aggression could be a result of a lagging neurotransmitter called dopamine, say researchers presenting a study at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. During a computer game against a putative cheating adversary, participants who had a lower capacity to synthesize this neurotransmitter in the brain were more...

2012-06-11 21:25:24

PET imaging studies reveal how an inoculation against cocaine addiction uses the body's own immune system to prevent a high Addicts unable to kick a cocaine habit could one day be vaccinated against cocaine and see proof with a molecular imaging technique that shows how the vaccine prompts antibodies to whisk away the drug before it can reach the brain, say researchers at SNM's 59th Annual Meeting. "Vaccination offers a whole new treatment paradigm for drug addiction," says Shankar...

2012-06-11 21:24:03

Study finds that a combination of molecular imaging, radiography and dual imaging probes detects more cancerous bone lesions than other methods Research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting describes new approaches to imaging for the detection of tumors in complex cases of bone cancer. Hybrid imaging technology combining computed tomography (CT) with molecular imaging agents targeting two different markers of disease came out on top of the list for the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.