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Mechanism of childhood medulloblastoma cell transformation has been uncovered in Heidelberg

Marina Virko  4,5 minutes
Mechanism of childhood medulloblastoma cell transformation has been uncovered in Heidelberg

The tissue of medulloblastoma with extensive nodularity, which resembles the structure of a grapevine, has both malignant and benign cells.  Scientists from Heidelberg were able to identify the mechanism of their transformation. 

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Health news

A new drug to treat colorectal cancer now approved in Europe

Marina Virko  3 minutes
A new drug to treat colorectal cancer now approved in Europe

The European Medicines Agency has approved a new drug for the treatment of bowel cancer. It is a targeted substance that aims only at certain receptors on the tumor, inhibiting its growth.

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Oncology

Liquid biopsy facilitates pediatric brain tumor diagnosis

Marina Virko  6 minutes
Liquid biopsy facilitates pediatric brain tumor diagnosis

A new diagnostic procedure using liquid biopsy to identify tumor hallmarks may replace the current standard for malignant brain diseases in children. In the future, only a few milliliters of cerebrospinal fluid will be sufficient to obtain an accurate molecular profile of the disease.

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Health news

Bladder cancer treatment news: nanorobots, immunotherapy and promising drug combinations

Marina Virko  6 minutes
Bladder cancer treatment news: nanorobots, immunotherapy and promising drug combinations

In Spain, experiments on mice have proven the effectiveness of nanorobots; and in the US, scientists are testing promising immunotherapy medications and combinations of anti-tumor drugs. What has happened recently on the frontline of the fight against urothelial carcinoma? 

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Oncology

Liquid biopsy in cancer care

Marina Virko  4 minutes
Liquid biopsy in cancer care

Usually a biopsy deals with tissue (epithelial, muscular, etc.). However, in recent years, scientists have increasingly been paying attention to the human body fluids, primarily blood.

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Cardiology

Arterial hypertension: symptoms, types and treatment methods

Marina Virko  9 minutes
Arterial hypertension: symptoms, types and treatment methods

Blood pressure in the blood vessels is an important factor in the work of the cardiovascular system. When it constantly exceeds the norm, the whole body is at risk of irreversible abnormal changes. This condition is called arterial hypertension, which is a serious disease that needs timely treatment.

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Radiology

Cardiac MRI

Marina Virko  14 minutes
Cardiac MRI

Making the heart visible in all its functions and structures in order to detect diseases as early as possible is the main diagnostic task in cardiology. Until relatively recently, the only solution was catheterization, an invasive procedure that involves certain stresses and risks.

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Gastroenterology

Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the gallbladder)

Marina Virko
Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the gallbladder)

The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Our body needs this fluid to break down fats obtained from food. The fats are then broken down and absorbed in the duodenum, where the bile gets through the bile duct. 

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