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Missing link found between brain, immune system

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously ...

Jun 01, 2015
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Blink if your brain needs a rest

Why do we spend roughly 10 percent of our waking hours with our eyes closed - blinking far more often than is actually necessary to keep our eyeballs lubricated? Scientists have pried open the answer to this mystery, finding ...

Dec 28, 2012
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Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday.

Feb 10, 2013
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ASCO: Trametinib improves survival in metastatic melanoma

(HealthDay) -- For patients with metastatic melanoma with activating mutations in serine-threonine protein kinase B-RAF (BRAF), treatment with the oral selective MEK inhibitor trametinib is associated with improved progression-free ...

Jun 05, 2012
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Mitochondrial technique is ethical

(Medical Xpress) -- An influential independent body has found that a pioneering mitochondrial transfer technique is ethical. Developed by a team at Newcastle University, the technique aims to prevent the transmission of maternally ...

Jun 12, 2012
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