Fox News Flash top headlines for August 28 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A medical team in Russia has shared photos from a mind-boggling procedure last week that saw them remove a 55-pound tumor that had been growing in a patient's pelvis. The 59-year-old woman, who was not identified in a Central European News Agency (CEN) report, had reportedly been complaining of pain and difficulty breathing. The tumor had been causing the patient severe pain and breathing issues.
Imaging Despite considerable progress in recent years, pathological analysis of tissues and organs often still relies on old-fashioned microscopic techniques. Similarly, genomic and transcriptomic analysis is commonly applied to bulk tissue samples. To address the limitations of these approaches, Zhao et al. and van Ineveld et al. have developed methods for incorporating both cellular location and molecular information into the analysis of samples from healthy organs and tumors. By adopting a Bayesian statistical approach, the former identified cellular clustering in various carcinomas, and, by using multispectral image analysis, the latter revealed tumor-specific cell populations in pediatric Wilms' tumors. Such resolution will improve our understanding of the biology of multiple tissue types and the functions of cells in their biological contexts. Nat. Biotechnol. 10.1038/s41587-021-00935-2, 10.1038/s41587-021-00926-3 (2021).
Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with massive side effects, mainly because every other cell in the body is also getting bombarded with chemicals and radiation even though the main targets are the tumor cells. Finding a way to specifically target tumor cells while leaving healthy cells alone is something that many researchers are working towards and a new study out today demonstrates that nanorobots made out of DNA could be an effective option.
Robert Pattinson's ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs has opened up about her recent battle with tumors that forced her to undergo surgery. The singer-songwriter also admitted that she doubted herself and her body amid the difficult time. Twigs (born Tahliah Debrett Barnett) recently took to Instagram to disclose to her fans the medical scare she experienced late last year. The 30-year-old recording artist revealed that doctors found six fibroid tumors in her uterus -- the reason for the excruciating pain she was experiencing at the time. "Dear friends, I am a very private person as u all know and I have gone back and forth in my mind whether to share that this year I have been recovering from laparoscopic surgery to remove 6 fibroid tumors from my uterus," Twigs wrote.
A 132-pound ovarian tumor was successfully removed from a woman after a five-hour surgery at a hospital in Connecticut. Doctors at Danbury Hospital said Thursday that the procedure was carried out after extensive planning by a team of 25 specialists. The benign mucinous ovarian tumor was sitting on the 38-year-old woman's digestive tract. It was diagnosed after the woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period. Pathologists conducted genetic tests on the tumor to learn why it grew so quickly.