Results of early-stage liver cancer detection using liquid biopsy published

Today, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published the results of a pilot study for early detection of liver cancer in a cohort of HBV carriers at risk for developing the disease. This screening technology, known as HCCscreen, relies on detecting a combination of tumor-specific mutations in cell free DNA (cfDNA) and protein markers. This work was a […]

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Apps that can help improve your child’s Maths and Science grades

Learning apps can aid in studying Maths and Science, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to helps students learn at their own individual pace, which is often missing in classrooms. With exams around the corner, stressed students and parents are on the lookout for ways to improve test scores. While subjects like Social Science and languages can be learned, concept-driven […]

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Is my child seriously ill?

Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice. Respiratory infections are the commonest reason parents take children to see their GP. Disagreement between parents and […]

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Patterns of joint behavior useful for juvenile arthritis classification

(HealthDay)—An algorithm that can classify patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) into seven distinct groups based on patterns of swollen or painful joints in the body can help predict disease course, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in PLOS Medicine. Simon W.M. Eng, from the University of Toronto, and colleagues used unsupervised machine learning to uncover data-driven joint […]

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Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, study says

Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Toxicology, found that early in the first trimester and late in the third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother’s and fetus’ cardiovascular systems. “These findings suggest that […]

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Psychic Mediums, Psychedelic Medicine, and a Communal Bed: In Goop Health’s 2019 Summit in New York

Goop’s In Good Health Summit descended on New York for the second time on Saturday, taking over an entire floor of Pier 17 in the Seaport District. The ath-leisure-clad crowd was expectedly homogenous — almost exclusively white women — but a vast range of ages was represented among the 600 attendees, most of whom had paid $1,000 for an all-access […]

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