Archive: 16/05/2012

Detecting tumour cells individually

(Medical Xpress) -- Swiss researchers have devised a method to detect mutations in tumor cells that are only present in a proportion of the cancer’s cells. The analysis reveals that cells of individual tumours are more ...

May 16, 2012
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Breaking down how we breathe

(Medical Xpress) -- If you’re an average person (not from Lake Wobegon) you breathe in about 900 times an hour.  You probably don’t think about it much, but Daniel Mulkey does. He studies what happens at the ...

May 16, 2012
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Positive feedback in the developing brain

(Medical Xpress) -- When an animal is born, its early experiences help map out the still-forming connections in its brain. As neurons in sensory areas of the brain fire in response to sights, smells, and sounds, synapses ...

May 16, 2012
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Too many drugs for many older patients

Older patients are increasingly prescribed multiple drugs that, when combined, can lead to negative side effects and poor health outcomes.  A new Cochrane Library evidence review reveals that little is known about the ...

May 16, 2012
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