Platinum resistance in gynecologic malignancies: Response and overall survival predicted by biochemical signature

Investigators at Nagourney Cancer Institute in collaboration with colleagues at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, University of California, Irvine and Todd Cancer Institute reported today in a paper published by Gynecologic Oncology that metabolic signatures found in the blood of gynecologic cancer patients can identify those at the highest risk of relapse. The

Declaration of mental health ’emergency’ among children and teens brings calls for more early intervention

It’s official: the rising rates of mental health problems among the youth today, made worse under the COVID-19 pandemic, constitutes a national emergency, three of the country’s top associations of psychiatrists, pediatricians, and doctors announced last week. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association

MIP Diagnostics to support the development of challenging affinity reagents with new Molecular Imprinting Epitope Discovery

MIP Diagnostics, a leader in the field of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs), has today announced the launch of its novel Molecular Imprinting Epitope Discovery Service for the identification of previously unknow protein surface epitopes. MIP Diagnostics has developed, in conjunction with the group of founding inventor Sergey Piletsky at the University of Leicester, a novel

Sexually dimorphic placental antibody transfer during SARS-CoV-2 infection

Sex-based differences in COVID-19 disease transmission, severity, and mortality have been reported since the early stages of the pandemic in infants, with the underlying mechanism accounting for these differences not yet fully understood. In a paper recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine by Bordt et al. (October 19th, 2021), maternal SARS-CoV-2 infections are

Prior authorization costs radiation oncology clinics more than $40 million each year, study estimates

The time required to secure prior authorization approvals for radiation therapy treatments equates to a financial impact of more than $40 million annually for academic medical centers, according to a new study. Findings will be presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. Prior authorization is a cost-control process used by

Children’s books: The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling

A heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing Joanne Kathleen Rowling or J.K Rowling, of the Harry Potter franchise fame, has written a new children’s novel called The Christmas Pig. It chronicles the story of a little boy called Jack, and his beloved toy, Dur Pig, and the toy that

Bausch, Clearside receive U.S. approval for eye injection

FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(Reuters) – Bausch Health Companies Inc and Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday they received approval from the U.S. health regulator for their eye injection, giving patients access to a novel treatment