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What is addiction?

  What is addiction? Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, Contributor Many people consider addiction to be a problem of personal weakness, initiated for self-gratification and continued because of an unwillingness or lack of sufficient willpower to stop. However, within the medical ...

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PET imaging to predict tumor response

Click for a full size image   PET imaging to predict tumor response by Leigh MacMillan About 10 percent of patients with colorectal cancer express a mutated form of the signaling molecule BRAF, which may be targeted for treatment by ...

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Shrinking data for surgical training

Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have designed a new system that can efficiently search through hundreds of hours of video of laparoscopic surgeries to identify relevant events and visual features. Image: MIT News Click for a full size ...

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Can Migraines Cause Vertigo?

Click for a full size image   Can Migraines Cause Vertigo? Why Migraine Associated Vertigo Goes Undiagnosed Dizziness and migraines are two of the most common medical complaints. They even often occur in the same case. Some 75 percent of ...

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