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 - Cognitive trajectory of patients with brain metastases improved with surgery, carmustine wafers

Over the next five years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be rolling out $30 million in funding for research gleaning new information and treatments for frontotemporal degeneration, the culprit in many cases of early onset dementia, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration announced this week.

 - Surgery

Intraoperative cytoscopic imaging being developed at Stanford University School of Medicine uses antibodies and fluorescence to home in on a protein target called CD47 to improve surgical accuracy, the institution announced Wednesday. 

 - Women's health sign

With all of the recent expansion of sentinel lymph node mapping for melanoma and breast cancers and now in all solid tumors, some experts are wondering about the value of this technique for ovarian cancer. A study published ahead of print Oct. 20 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine makes the case.

 - gavel money

Eli Lilly and Company, makers of amyloid PET agent Amyvid, announced yesterday evening that the judge in the case of Terrence Allen, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., et al, has ruled to reduce punitive damages for defendants Takeda and Lilly from $6 billion and $3 billion, respectively, down to $27.6 million and $9.2 million.

 - Smoking Skeleton

A relatively new MR technique that vastly improves imaging resolution is able to find the minute lung pathology associated with smoking habits—even before respiratory symptoms become a drag, according to a study published ahead of print Oct. 13 in Radiology.