‘Smart toilet’ checks you for diseases like cancer

A new kind of smart toilet can check users for diseases using a variety of biomarkers. It even comes with an ID scanner and can send data to the cloud.

Stanford • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer biomarkers featured health-and-medicine feces urine

1 protein can shield against intestinal cancer and drive it

A protein that regulates cell death is key to protecting the intestines against intestinal cancer, but it can also amp tumors up.

U. Zurich • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer proteins health-and-medicine

Deadly colon cancer grows differently in women and men

Women have a lower rate of colon cancer than men but a higher prevalence of the right-sided type that comes with a 20% increased risk of death.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer metabolism colon-cancer health-and-medicine sexes

Drug-radiation combo may shut down colorectal cancer

Combining a drug that blocks one protein and radiation therapy could be an effective treatment for colorectal cancer, research with mice shows.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer radiation proteins health-and-medicine

Colorectal cancer diagnoses from 49 to 50 rose 46%

The jump in colorectal cancer diagnoses between 49 and 50 years old may back up calls to screen patients at 45 instead of 50.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer health-and-medicine medical-tests

Imaging technique spots colorectal tumors with 100% accuracy

A new method that provides accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer identified tumors with 100% accuracy in a new pilot study.

Beth Miller-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning cancer colon-cancer health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Do these genes link dietary fat and colon cancer?

Two genes that appear to help intestinal stem cells burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to new research.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer food genes colon-cancer health-and-medicine dietary-fat intestines

Options don’t boost rates of colorectal cancer screening

A mail-in stool test kit every year or a colonoscopy every decade? Choices don't increase rates of colorectal cancer screening, research finds.

Frank Otto-Penn • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer health-and-medicine medical-tests decisions

These ‘harmless’ gut bacteria actually kill good microbes

A certain subtype of a common kind of gut bacteria kills "good" microbes. Could it even lead to cancer?

National University of Singapore • futurity
April 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer gut-bacteria microbiomes health-and-medicine

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