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Research Highlight | August 23, 2019

A budding prognostic tool

Analysis of the invasive front of colorectal tumours provides a useful prognostic factor to aid in treatment decisions

Research Highlight | July 18, 2019

A checklist to predict need for care

Cognition questions on a widely used frailty assessment can help identify those who will soon require long-term care

Research Highlight | July 18, 2019

The value of a second opinion

A three-year nationwide study suggests that specialized pathologists should be consulted to confirm gastrointestinal stromal tumour diagnosis

Research Highlight | March 11, 2019

Precise sorting of tumours may improve treatment

Close evaluation of colon cancer progression, and disease characteristics, could hone treatment options

Research Highlight | December 21, 2018

Preventing spinal cord injuries is a numbers game

A longitudinal investigation at the Hyogo Rehabilitation Center suggests that age-targeted preventative strategies could reduce the incidence of spinal cord injuries

Research Highlight | November 30, 2018

A stem cell fix for limbs

Patients with renal failure and blocked arteries in their legs respond favorably to a new kind of stem cell therapy

Research Highlight | November 30, 2018

Narrowing a treatment plan for asthma

Asthma attacks come in three forms, and each requires a different management approach

Research Highlight | October 12, 2018

Tight quality control pays off for prostate cancer treatment

Standardized nationwide staff training in prostate cancer treatment in Japan contributes to high patient survival rates 

Research Highlight | October 12, 2018

Weighing the Asian response to statins and stroke risk

Understanding the long-term use of statins for preventing stroke recurrence in Asian patients

Research Highlight | September 14, 2018

Milk thistle extract could prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients

Blocking amyloid assembly in blood vessels is a promising strategy for slowing dementia

Research Highlight | September 14, 2018

Validating biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease across ethnicities

Are the markers of early Alzheimer’s disease similar across populations?

Research Highlight | July 25, 2018

Quick questionnaire for Alzheimer’s disease

A new questionnaire to help detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease

Research Highlight | June 13, 2018

Growth factor restores scarred vocal cords

A first-in-human clinical trial demonstrates the safety and efficacy of growth factor-based therapy for vocal fold scarring

Research Highlight | May 2, 2018

Surgery brings on the smooth talk

A Japanese surgical procedure gives patients their voices back

Research Highlight | November 30, 2017

Preventing stroke in Asian populations

A common cholesterol drug could help prevent certain types of strokes in Asian people

Research Highlight | November 29, 2017

Repurposed drug could help clear toxic plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Boosting the flow of blood to the brain could slow cognitive decline in patients.

Research Highlight | October 26, 2017

A better view for healing hearts

An infrared imaging technique effectively facilitates stent insertion into blocked heart vessels

Research Highlight | July 5, 2017

Saving limbs by growing new blood vessels

Stem cell therapy offers hope of rescuing blood-starved limbs

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

A bit of cheek restores sight

Cells transplanted from inside the mouth could restore sight in people blinded by disease, but practical challenges may hamper therapy delivery

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

Regenerative fix is music to the ears

A growth factor helps repair ruptured eardrums without invasive surgery

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

Stem cell therapy could help fractures heal better faster

A stem cell treatment offers a faster and less invasive way to fix fractured bones that have failed to heal

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

A stem cell fix for spinal injury

Stem cells derived from bone marrow could help people with damaged spinal cords to recover