Researchers: your guide to hitting the headlines

Boffins, are you having trouble communicating the fruits of your labour to a wider audience? Have you spent five thankless years going through stool samples in an attempt to find new treatments for giardiasis only to have your work written up as a single paragraph on page 34 of the Rochdale Observer? Well, worry no more. Drawing on decades of journalistic experience, the Behind the Headlines team has drawn up the definitive guide to getting your work featured prominently on News at Ten. Simply follow the 10 tips below and before you know it you’ll be talking p-values with Phil and Holly on ITV's This Morning.   1. The "X causes Y" story Yes, it's the bread and butter of health journalism. If it wasn’t for the "X causes Y" story everyone in the industry would have to get proper jobs. Now as we all know, X very rarely causes Y directly. As the 60ft-high neon letters on top of the Behind the Headlines Towers spell out: “It’s a bit more complicated than that”. It's usually the case that a person with X will end up with Y, but they will also be exposed to A, B, C, D, and indeed J, along the way. But if you are going to start letting facts get in the way of a good story, you are frankly wasting all of our time as a fame-hungry researcher. Word of advice: forget about cancer. The Daily Mail has exhausted every single "X causes Y" cancer story over the last 30 years and subsequently ruined it for the rest of us. Y...
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Abstract Cancer cell detection in liquid biopsies has been a widely studied application in many microfluidic devices. The use of a common antibody, such as the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (Anti-EpCAM) or other specific antibodies, has facilitated the detection and study of many cancers. However, the use of such antibodies requires a priori knowledge of the cancer source, and many cancer subtypes are missed in screening applications. There remains a need to study a wider range of cancers that maintain the streamlined antibody approach in cell affinity separations. The Human transferrin receptor (CD71) has rec...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
Abstract The detection and quantification of microRNA (miRNA) plays essential roles in clinical and biomedical research. Yet, it is of major challenge to sense miRNA with high degree of selectivity and sensitivity due to its unique characteristics of short length, similarity of sequence among family members and low abundance. Here, with the design of a new hairpin/DNA ring ternary probe, we describe the development of a rolling circle amplification (RCA) method for sensitively and selectively sensing miRNA from cancer cells. The target miRNA binds the hairpin/DNA ring probes through toehold-mediated strand displac...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
Analyst, 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9AN00795D, PaperLi Liu, Rui-Jie Lv, Jong-Kai Leung, Qian Zou, Yue Wang, Fei Li, Wang Liang, Shun Feng, Ming-Yu Wu Cancer is a global health issue and leading cause of death. Discrimination of cancer cells from normal cells is of significant importance for the early diagnosis of cancers. As one... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Analyst latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
Recent clinical trials have put immunotherapy front and center for initial treatment decisions in advanced lung cancer.Journal of Clinical Oncology
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Benjamin D. Hallowell, Meheret Endeshaw, Matthew T. McKenna, Virginia Senkomago, Hilda Razzaghi, Mona SaraiyaAbstractFrom 1970 to 2010 the foreign-born population in the United States has rapidly increased from 9.6 to 40.0 million individuals. Historically, differences in cancer rates have been observed between US-born and foreign-born individuals. However, comprehensive and up-to-date data on US cancer rates by birth place is lacking. To compare cancer mortality rates among foreign and US-born individuals, population-based cancer mortalit...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Suh YJ, Park JH, Bilegsaikhan SE, Lee DJ Abstract Prediction of malignant behavior of pheochromocytoma (PC) or paraganglioma (PG) is of limited value. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the French 'Cortico et Médullosurrénale: les Tumeurs Endocrines' (COMETE) network in Paris (France) facilitate accurate differentiation of malignant PC/PG based on genetic information. Therefore, the objective of this transcriptome analysis is to identify the prognostic genes underlying the differentiation of malignant PC/PG in the TCGA and COMETE databases. TCGA carries data pertaining to multigenomic analysi...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Robin Detering, Eleonora G. Karthaus, Wernard A.A. Borstlap, Corrie A.M. Marijnen, Cornelis J.H. van de Velde, Willem A. Bemelman, Geerard L. Beets, Pieter J. Tanis, Arend G.J. Aalbers, A.G.J. Aalbers, Y. Acherman, G.D. Algie, B. Alting von Geusau, F. Amelung, T.S. Aukema, I.S. Bakker, S.A. Bartels, S. Basha, A.J.N.M. Bastiaansen, E. BelgersAbstractIntroductionOptimized treatment of primary rectal cancer might have influenced treatment characteristics and outcome of locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC). Subgroup analysi...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
For NSG residency applications, does it help to have research outside of neurosurgery field (publications in neurology or psychiatry journals)? Or, does it have to be on neurosurgery research? Also, what about basic neuroscience research that is not directly relevant to neurosurgery and is more relevant to psychiatric field (for example, circuits governing thirst/hunger/depression/anxiety/etc)? Would these help as well? Thank you.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Neurosurgery Source Type: forums
A research opp that I had lined up fell through right before I graduated so I'm applying to positions right now as a post bacc. I've had a decent amount of undergrad research experience (about 2000 hours and defended an honors thesis) and would prefer an experience where I get a decent amount of independence and a chance to be a co-author. I'm primarily interested in translational cancer research of the wet lab variety. I'm familiar with the NIH postbacc programs. Are there any other... post bacc research
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums
We present a video highlighting the crucial surgical steps of a successful pelvic exenterative procedure followed by perineal reconstruction with a muscle-sparing flap technique.A 72-year woman with history of stage II vulvar epidermoid carcinoma, treated with radical surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. At two-year follow-up local recurrence was diagnosed, handled with large excisional surgical treatment. Within four years a second local recurrence occurred, with infiltrative and bulky dimensions extending to perianal region and vaginal wall.A multidisciplinary surgical approach with curative intent was performed, involving...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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