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Fission yeast may be used to find the next cancer cure

Cancer is a notoriously difficult disease to treat. Not only do a wide variety of cancers exist, requiring specialized treatments for each type, but cancer cells within an individual can morph and render previously potent ...

Oct 21, 2016
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Cancer's big data problem

Data is pouring into the hands of cancer researchers, thanks to improvements in imaging, models and understanding of genetics. Today the data from a single patient's tumor in a clinical trial can add up to one terabyte—the ...

Oct 20, 2016
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Gene fusions can lead to glioblastoma in children

Every year, about 60 children and adolescents in Germany are diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of brain cancer, which is still mostly untreatable. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular ...

Oct 20, 2016
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Biden outlines progress in "moonshot" for cancer cure

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the White House's "moonshot" to find a cure for cancer has been making real progress in the past year, but more needs to be done as the nation prepares to elect a new president.

Oct 20, 2016
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More support for health benefits of chocolate

(HealthDay)—A new analysis of existing studies, published online Sept. 28 in the Journal of Nutrition, provides more support for the idea that cocoa in chocolate may provide some health benefits.

Carbon monoxide poisoning deaths down 1999 to 2014

(HealthDay)—From 1999 to 2014 the numbers of deaths, both accidental and intentional, due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning significantly declined in the United States, according to a study published in the October issue ...

Surgeon experience influences post-op mobilization orders

(HealthDay)—Patient characteristics and surgeon factors influence surgeons' postoperative weight-bearing orders after hip fracture repair, according to research published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical ...

'Middle England' faces lowest psychosis risk

The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighbourhoods, finds a new study by UCL and the University ...

Cholera kills 9 in Yemen's Aden

Yemen's government announced on Sunday that nine people had died of cholera in second city Aden as the infectious disease spread across the war-torn country.

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