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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 ...

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From birth on, one sex is hardier

(HealthDay)—Women are known to outlive men. And that advantage may start early, according to researchers who've found baby girls more likely to survive famines, epidemics and other misfortunes.

Jan 16, 2018
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Bile acids fire up fat burning

Obesity arises from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. As a result, current treatments try to decrease calorie intake and/or increase energy expenditure.

Jan 16, 2018
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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 ...

A nanoparticle inhalant for treating heart disease

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3-D analysis differentiates fat grafting techniques

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