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Bile acids, microbiota and colon cancer

  Bile acids, microbiota and colon cancer Deoxycholic acid (DCA), a secondary bile acid that is increased by high dietary fat intake – a western diet – has been linked to intestinal carcinogenesis. In a previous study, Fang Yan, M.D., ...

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Bringing Precision to Medicare Cancer Care

Image: utah788/Getty Images   Bringing Precision to Medicare Cancer Care New model for classifying cancer patients could lead to better end-of-life care By Greta Friar Medicare policies governing cancer patients’ end-of-life care are based on generalized statistics—such as average survival ...

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Decoding Brain Evolution

Image: monsitj/Getty Images   Decoding Brain Evolution New center asks: What genetic changes gave us the human brain? By Nancy Fliesler How did our distinctive brains evolve? What genetic changes, coupled with natural selection, gave us language? What allowed modern ...

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Genetics of lung cancer survival

Click for a full size image   Genetics of lung cancer survival by Sanjay Mishra African-Americans are more likely to die from lung cancer than whites and yet few studies of possible genetic factors that contribute to this disparity have ...

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Cytokine linked to blindness

Click for a full size image   Cytokine linked to blindness by Meredith Jackson In glaucoma, increased fluid in the eye increases intraocular pressure and damages the optic nerve, resulting in blindness. Franklin Echevarria, Cathryn Formichella and Rebecca Sappington, Ph.D., ...

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