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For cancer patients, sugar-coated cells are deadly

(Medical Xpress)—Every living cell's surface has a protein-embedded membrane that's covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. On cancer cells, this coating is especially thick and pronounced.

Jun 26, 2014
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Former athletes finish first in race for top jobs

Whether you were a quarterback or point guard, past participation in competitive team sports marks you as a winner in the competition for better jobs, according to a new Cornell University study.

Jun 17, 2014
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Online avatar helps demystify breast cancer risk

(Medical Xpress)—About one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime – more than 200,000 this year alone. A simple blood test can determine if a woman faces increased ...

May 30, 2014
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New device isolates most aggressive cancer cells

(Medical Xpress)—Not all cancer cells are created equal – some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, ...

May 23, 2014
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A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away

(Medical Xpress)—Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Aside from java's energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible ...

Apr 30, 2014
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