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Melanoma mutation rewires cell metabolism

A mutation found in most melanomas rewires cancer cells' metabolism, making them dependent on a ketogenesis enzyme, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered.

Jul 02, 2015
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Sugary drinks linked to high death tolls worldwide

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published today in the journal Circulation and previously presented as an abstract at the ...

Jun 29, 2015
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Noise from fireworks threatens young ears

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New test could predict arthritis drug failure in patients

A study of 311 patients by The University of Manchester has found that it may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them. These findings ...

What makes a good horror movie?

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Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35B deal

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Asian-language smoking quitline successful nationwide

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How to avoid July Fourth allergy flare-ups

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