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The brakes of inflammation

In the last few decades, sci­en­tists have come to attribute an immuno­log­ical expla­na­tion to many can­cers. It is now thought that tumors rise up rou­tinely in the body but that a healthy immune ...

Feb 27, 2013
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Researcher gives subjects their voice

Stephen Hawking and a 9-​​year-​​old girl with a speech dis­order most likely use the same syn­thetic voice. It's called Per­fect Paul and it's easy to under­stand, espe­cially in acousti­cally ...

Feb 21, 2013
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3Qs: Health in America

The newly released 11th edi­tion of Modern Nutri­tion in Health and Dis­ease has been called an "author­i­ta­tive ref­er­ence on nutri­tion and its role in con­tem­po­rary med­i­cine, nursing, and publ ...

Jan 24, 2013
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3Qs: What to know about this year's flu season

Health offi­cials say this year's flu out­break is the worst in a decade, and Boston on Wednesday declared a public health emer­gency as the flu epi­demic wors­ened. Forty-​​one states are cur­rently ...

Jan 14, 2013
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Hernia repair, revolutionized

Each year, more than one mil­lion patients in the U.S. undergo hernia repair surgery, the most common form of which takes place in the abdomen. The injury presents itself as a weak­ness in the abdom­inal ...

Jan 09, 2013
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From protein signaling to cancer drug development

(Medical Xpress)—Living organ­isms depend on pro­teins for their sur­vival. These large, com­plex mol­e­cules mediate nearly every life func­tion, but when the genes that code for them start to mutate, ...

Jan 08, 2013
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Validation for flu prediction

(Medical Xpress)—In 2009, the H1N1 virus slipped into the blood­streams of more than 40 mil­lion people around the world. In just four months, it killed more than 14,000 indi­vid­uals as it trav­eled ...

Jan 08, 2013
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3Qs: The building of a 'fitness tribe'

The November Project began last fall as a pact between friends who wanted to stay in shape, but has evolved into what co-​​founders Brogan Graham, AS'06, and Bojan Man­daric, AS'06, call a "fit­ness ...

Jan 03, 2013
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Professor works toward a better brainwave monitor

The elec­trical out­puts of the brain con­tain mas­sive amounts of infor­ma­tion that could be a pow­erful resource if we could fully tap into it. Our brain processes things we see before any con­scious ...

Dec 06, 2012
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3Qs: Energy drinks: What's in your can?

Over the last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion has con­firmed it is inves­ti­gating health reports citing energy drinks 5-​​hour Energy and Mon­ster Energy as a pos­sible factor ...

Nov 29, 2012
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Opioid overdose rates 'impossible' to ignore

(Medical Xpress)—Opioid over­dose now kills more people than both AIDS and homi­cides in America and has sur­passed auto­mo­bile acci­dents as the leading cause of acci­dental death in many states. According to the ...

Nov 21, 2012
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3Qs: Patients' access to doctors' notes examined

In a pilot study called Open­Notes, more than 100 primary-​​care physi­cians vol­un­teered to invite more than 20,000 patients to review their doc­tors' notes fol­lowing an office visit to deter­mine ...

Nov 20, 2012
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