Major surgery associated with small, long term decline in brain functioning

Major surgery is associated with a small long-term decline in cognitive functioning—equivalent, on average, to less than five months of natural brain ageing, finds a study in The BMJ today. But the odds of substantial cognitive decline also increase after surgery—approximately doubling—although the likelihood of this is much lower than Continue Reading

Similarities of small cell cancers to blood cancers could lead to better treatments

An interdisciplinary team of UCLA scientists has found that small cell neuroendocrine cancers from a range of tissues have a common molecular signature and share drug sensitivities with blood cancers. The discoveries could improve the diagnoses of these aggressive cancers and lead to the development of new treatments that build Continue Reading

Similarities of small cell cancers to blood cancers could lead to better treatments

Microscopic images show a non-small cell breast cancer, left, and small cell neuroendocrine breast cancer, right. Small cell neuroendocrine cancers typically feature smaller cells and larger nuclei in relation to cell size.  Credit: Cancer Cell/UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center An interdisciplinary team of UCLA scientists has found that small Continue Reading