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Researchers find a way to 'starve' cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital ...

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Wine is good for you—to a point

The Mediterranean diet has become synonymous with healthy eating, but there's one thing in it that stands out: It's cool to drink wine.

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3-D analysis differentiates fat grafting techniques

(HealthDay)—Autologous fat processed by means of a cotton pad filtration technique is an effective method of facial fat grafting, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

New robot can help treat rare birth defect

Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Boston's Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School have created a robot that can be implanted into the body to aid the treatment of oesophageal atresia, a rare birth defect that ...

Increased risk of complications with bariatric surgery

(HealthDay)—Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment, according to a study published in ...

Schistosoma vaccine to enter phase Ib clinical trial

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with a team of researchers at the George Washington University and the Rene Rachou Institute, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a ...

Hits, not concussions, cause CTE

Researchers have identified evidence of early Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) brain pathology after head impact—even in the absence of signs of concussion. Early indicators of CTE pathology not only persisted long ...

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