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2014-03-31 23:32:02

Bladder cancer patients with metabolic syndrome – a set of conditions closely related to diabetes risk – are more likely to have a more invasive and fast-growing form of the disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 A team of Turkish urology specialists have concluded that bladder cancer is more likely to be of a higher stage and grade in patients who also suffer from metabolic syndrome or diabetes. The results of their new analysis have just been posted on the on Cancer Monthly...

2013-03-14 18:05:39

Smoking significantly increases individuals' risk of developing serious forms of urothelial carcinoma and a higher likelihood of dying from the disease, particularly for women. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. While the biological mechanisms underlying this gender difference are unknown, the findings indicate that clinicians and society in general should focus on smoking prevention and cessation to safeguard against deadly cancers of the bladder,...

2012-10-15 10:25:45

While it is well known that starfish, zebrafish and salamanders can re-grow damaged limbs, scientists understand very little about the regenerative capabilities of mammals. Now, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine report on the regenerative process that enables rats to re-grow their bladders within eight weeks. In PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed, online publication, the scientists characterize this unique model of bladder regeneration with the...

2010-05-28 20:23:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cysview(TM) (hexaminolevulinate HCl) for the detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer of the bladder in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer. Cysview is an optical imaging agent indicated for use in the cystoscopic detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer of the bladder among patients...

2009-08-20 14:11:11

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may have a new way to stop and even prevent the urinary tract infections (UTIs) that plague more than a third of all adults, some of them repeatedly.The researchers have discovered how cells within the bladder are able to sense the presence of E. coli bacteria hiding within compartments in the bladder's own cells. This starts a process that then kicks them out.Knowing how the bladder's own cells sense the bacteria and what they do to expel them...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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