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Imaging Industry News – August

Posted on: 08.06.15 by Digirad

Heart Attack Symptoms and Heart Disease Prevalence in Women

Heart disease is often recognized as man’s condition, but, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. New York cardiology practice, Long Island Heart Associates with its strong emphasis on heart disease prevention, strives to bring awareness to women regarding heart disease. Continue reading

Digirad Announces That It Has Completed Its Strategic Partnership and Investment Into Perma-Fix Medical

Digirad Corporation recently announced that it has completed its previously announced strategic partnership and investment into Perma-Fix Medical S.A., the Polish subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. Under this partnership, Digirad invested $1 million into Perma-Fix Medical S.A. As part of the partnership and investment, Digirad appointed Matt Molchan, President and CEO of Digirad Corporation, to Perma-Fix Medical S.A.’s Supervisory Board. Continue reading

New Biomarker, Therapeutic Target For Breast Cancer Identified

Researchers have discovered a molecule present in basal-like breast cancer, or BLBC, tumors that allows them to be detected, and when its presence was reduced in cancer cell models the tumors’ growth was slowed significantly. “This discovery offers a glimmer of hope for patients stricken with BLBC. Personalized cancer therapies could be developed by targeting breast cancer cells that express copious levels of IL13RA2,” said Dr. Sam Thiagalingam, an associate professor Boston University School of Medicine, in a press release. Continue reading

Pitt Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. Their clinical explanation for when to use and how to interpret thyroid cancer tests is published in the July issue of the scientific journal, Thyroid. Continue reading

Emory Study Focuses On Heart Health Of AJC Peachtree Road Race Runners

Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine are teaming up with the Atlanta Track Club to study the effects of exercise on the heart. The goal of the study, locally referred to as Promoting Endurance Exercise in Atlanta for Cardiac Health (PEACH), is to assess the impact of age, gender and fitness level on cardiac function after completing a moderate, but exhaustive, endurance-exercise event. Continue reading



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