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Early Detection to Beat Cancer

Early Detection to Beat Cancer Vadim Backman’s new screening technologies hold promise for dramatic changes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer Northwestern Engineering’s Vadim Backman has developed a new suite of tools for cancer detection and diagnostics that could ...

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Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS

DNA computer – iStock Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS by Paul Govern A phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) is a computer-based method pioneered at Vanderbilt by Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., using de-identified DNA biobank data linked to health care billing codes. ...

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QBI breakthrough for rare epilepsy

QBI breakthrough for rare epilepsy QBI research has identified the specific cause of a rare form of epilepsy in babies. University of Queensland researchers have identified the specific cause of a rare form of epilepsy in babies. Scientists from Queensland ...

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Targeting norovirus noxiousness

stomachache_iStock Targeting norovirus “noxiousness” by Bill Snyder Human noroviruses are the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis. Worldwide, about 200,000 children under age 5 die from norovirus infections every year. As of yet, no vaccines or antiviral agents have been licensed ...

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What you need to know this flu season

Image: Thinkstock/Jupiterimages Click for a full size image What you need to know this flu season As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of ...

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Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer

A mouse study found that ferumoxytol prompts immune cells called tumor-associated macrophages to destroy tumor cells. Amy Thomas Click for a full size image Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for ...

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Vaccinating Babies Without Vaccinating Babies

Vaccinating Babies Without Vaccinating Babies UC Riverside-led study shows a baby makes copies of maternal immune cells it acquires through mother’s milk By Iqbal Pittalwala Scientists have long understood that mother’s milk provides immune protection against some infectious agents through ...

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In a Heartbeat

The percutaneous heart pump (PHP) developed at Penn State, shown here with a model of the left ventricle of a human heart, can keep a patient’s blood flowing smoothly after a heart attack. Image: Courtesy of Rob Kunz Click for ...

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Autism and Evolution

Scientists suggest that mutations in genetic regulatory elements may be important in both autism spectrum disorder and human evolution. Image: Kenneth Xavier Probst/Xavier Studio Click for a full size image Autism and Evolution By NANCY FLIESLER Genomic regions that set ...

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