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China's first accelerator-based BNCT facility to be used in 2019

China's first accelerator-based boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) equipment is expected to be used for radiation treatment in 2019, its developers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 13:22:35

Novel immune system process points to major malaria vaccines: Aussie research

Aussie researchers on Thursday said they have discovered a novel process used by the human immune system to kill and clear malaria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 13:18:59

Regenerative bandage accelerates healing of diabetic wounds

Researchers at Northwestern University (NU) have developed a regenerative bandage that can quickly heals the open wounds of diabetic patients without using drugs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 10:09:21

Human blood cells converted to functional neurons in three weeks

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine converted human immune cells in blood directly into functional neurons in the laboratory in about three weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 12:02:03

Radiation therapy benefit studied for breast cancer patients

The presence of cancer cells in the blood of patients with early-stage breast cancer may be predictive of a benefit from radiotherapy delivered after surgery, according to a study posted on the website of Northwestern University (NU).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 10:05:03

HIV vaccine for HIV-negative people anticipates clinical trial

The preliminary human trail of an experimental vaccine regiment is anticipated to begin in the second half of 2019, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Nature medicine.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 8:31:53

Neighborhood factors linked to breast cancer rates in African-American women: study

Neighborhood characteristics such as racial composition and poverty rates are associated with increased risks of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and higher mortality rates among urban black women, new breast cancer research showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/3 6:19:47

WHO issues advice for int'l travelers about DRC Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued travel advice for international travelers in relation to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the latest disease development as of Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/31 10:19:39

WHO unveils ambitious health targets to benefit 3 bln people

The World Health Assembly (WHA) unveiled an ambitious plan on Monday aiming to benefit an overall population of 3 billion globally for the next five years with better health care and well-being.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:21:24

Clot-preventing drug combo prevents major stroke: study

A study published on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that taking the clot-preventing drug clopidogrel with aspirin may lower one's risk of having a major stroke within the next 90 days following a minor stroke.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:38:46