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Surprising contributor to Rett syndrome identified

The immune system is designed to protect us from disease. But what if it was malfunctioning? Would it make a disease worse? That appears to be the case with Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder, and possibly in other ...

Apr 21, 2015
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Cancer diagnoses will rise as population ages

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Virginia and researchers at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service project that the rate of growth in new cancer cases will far outpace ...

Apr 21, 2015
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Common cancers highjack powerhouses of cells

In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer does its deadly work, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shown that many cancers - including nearly all pancreatic cancers ...

Apr 06, 2015
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Psychology professor examines the taste system

What we view as the sense of taste is actually a combination of smell, taste and texture, with smell playing a major role. A single taste bud can have dozens of receptor cells that send signals of sour, sweet, salty and bitter ...

Feb 23, 2015
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