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Monthly Archives: May 2015

World first: researchers quantify the proportion of different genetic mutations contained within individual bowel cancers

Bowel cancer is often driven by mutations in one of several different genes, and a patient can have a cancer with a different genetic make-up to another patient’s cancer. Identifying the molecular alterations involved in each patient’s cancer enables doctors … Continue reading

Published Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 9:00 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Digoxin increases the risk of death in patients with heart problems, according to the largest study of the evidence so far

There is conflicting evidence about whether digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, might contribute to an increase in deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Now, the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology