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The Los Angeles Times reports that a study in Clinical Cancer Research has identified a new and efficient method of detecting early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Blood samples from 1,422 NSCLC patients were compared to samples from controls. The findings showed that cancer patients have elevated...
A study in Brain has identified a possible treatment for Parkinson's Disease. The study screened, "an entire compound library directly in patient tissue to identify compounds with a rescue effect on mitochondrial dysfunction as a crucial pathogenic mechanism in Parkinson’s disease." 2,000 compounds were...
Being left or right handed may actually be determined far before birth, Time reports. The finding was based on a meta-analysis genetic study published in PLoS Genetics. According to scientists, the gene identified as causing right or left-handedness was PCSK6, which is believed to be associated with the...