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Pancreatic cancer: Aggressive behavior from the start

Pancreatic cancer is regarded as the cancer type with the lowest survival rates. Fewer than seven in 100 patients survive the first five years after diagnosis. Clinicians attribute this devastating prognosis to two circumstances: ...

Jun 01, 2016
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The memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes

Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study, by researches at Uppsala University, shows now that the memory of a heart attack can be stored in our genes through epigenetic ...

Sep 16, 2016
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Sperm carries information about dad's weight

Turns out dads are also eating for two. A study published December 3 in Cell Metabolism reveals that a man's weight affects the heritable information contained in sperm. The sperm cells of lean and obese men possess different ...

Dec 03, 2015
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