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Monthly Archives: September 2015

New predictor of health complications can identify high-risk preemies

Premature infants have heightened risks of deadly diseases because their organs and immune systems are not fully developed. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a major gastrointestinal…
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Human tumor ‘avatars’ reveal new genetic sources of drug response in late-stage colorectal cancer therapy

Using pieces of human tumors grafted into mice, a team of researchers has identified new mutations in six genes related to drug resistance and…
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Experimental cancer drug shows therapeutic promise in mouse models of multiple sclerosis

An experimental drug originally identified in a National Cancer Institute library of chemical compounds as a potential therapy for brain and basal cell cancers…
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DNA-based vaccine clears nearly half of precancerous cervical lesions in clinical trial

Using a novel synthetic platform for creating vaccines a team of researchers has successfully eradicated precancerous cervical lesions in nearly half of the women…
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Insight on how a new class of antidepressants works

The experimental drugs target brain cells’ ability to respond to the chemical messenger glutamate, however, it has been unclear how they work. The recent…
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Covering the bases with cover crops

Instead of being harvested, many cover crops are returned to the soil. In this way their nutrients can be used by other crops. Legume…
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Doctors often overtreat with radiation in late-stage lung cancer

Almost half of patients with advanced lung cancer receive more than the recommended number of radiation treatments to reduce their pain, according to a…
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Known fish species living in the Salish Sea increases in new report

A new report documents all of the fishes that live in the Salish Sea. In total, 253 fish species have been recorded, and that’s…
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Relationship quality affects siblings’ mental health, risky behaviors

The Latino culture, more than others, places a high value on the family unit; yet, little research has examined the dynamics of Latino family…
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Crystal clear: Thousand-fold fluorescence enhancement in an all-polymer thin film

Scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough in the field of fluorescence enhancement via a discovery they believe could drive the next advances in sensor…
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Solar energy: Hydrogen for all seasons

Chemists have developed novel porous materials called ‘covalent organic frameworks,’ which provide a basis for the design of polymeric photocatalysts with tunable physical, chemical…
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Study’s message to recovering alcoholics: Quit smoking to stay sober

Adult smokers with a history of problem drinking who continue smoking are at a greater risk of relapsing three years later compared with adults…
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