Chinese Adaptation of the Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10) and Prevalence Estimate of Internet Gaming Disorder among Adolescents in Taiwan

September 18, 2018 In June of 2018, the WHO officially classified Gaming Disorder as a psychiatric disorder, with the protests from major gaming companies worldwide. Players and people were generally confused: what does constitute internet gaming addiction? Is it just simply spending a lot of time playing? Dr. Yu-Hsuan Lin…

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NHRI receives visitors from the Kingdom of eSwatini

An 8-member delegation from the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland visited NHRI on July 19th, 2018 as part of their oncology specialist training program organized by Taipei Medical University under Taiwan’s medical mission. The group of doctors, nurses, radiographers and laboratory technicians aims to receive…

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NHRI researchers find myeloid-derived macrophages and secreted HSP90α induce pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma development

A team led by Dr. Tze-Sing Huang from the National Institute of Cancer Research, in collaboration with Taipei Veterans General Hospital, reported extracellular HSP90α (eHSP90α) can be potentially taken as a target to suppress pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) pathogenesis besides myeloid cells. The team detected a significant elevation of serum…

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Identification of metabolic pathways controlling breast cancer cell metastasis—New therapeutic strategies for triple negative breast cancer

July 17, 2018 Statistical data of Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare indicate that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women. Although common subtypes of breast cancer have a 5 years survival rate of over 85%, certain subtypes such as basal like triple negative breast cancer…

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PGE2 /EP4 antagonism enhances tumor chemosensitivity by inducing extracellular vesicle-mediated clearance of cancer stem cells

Cells expressing mesenchymal/basal phenotypes in tumors have been associated with stem cell properties, while cancer stem cells (CSCs) are often resistant to conventional chemotherapy. A team led by Dr. Hua-Jung Li from the Institute of Cellular and System Medicine, explored overcoming mesenchymal CSC resistance to chemotherapeutic agents with the goal…

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