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Monthly Archives: February 2017

New target for Parkinson’s disease identified by researchers

Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was…
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A better way to measure the stiffness of cancer cells

Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in…
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Racial, ethnic, gender bias occurs in pathway from teacher to principal

Race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals, a new study has found.

Two migration proteins boost predictive value of pancreatic cancer biomarker

Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage…
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NASA study hints at possible change in water ‘fingerprint’ of comet

A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet — an effect not seen…
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From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems

Methadone programs and long-term therapy using other opioids evidently work. People addicted to heroin consume less heroin, cocaine and even alcohol at the beginning…
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Liver tumor growth in mice slowed with new chemo-immunotherapy treatment

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, but treatment options are limited and many patients are diagnosed in late stages when…
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Study finds new link between childhood abuse and adolescent misbehavior

An important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children, a researcher has found, and this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns…
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Researchers discover new combination therapy strategy for brain, blood cancers

A new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers has now been discovered by researchers.

Nonsurgical treatment can correct congenital ear malformations in infants

For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear, avoiding the pain and cost of…
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Transgender and gender-fluid teens left with few safe harbors

Transgender and gender-fluid teens, particularly those born male, face up to three times more mental and physical abuse at school and at home than…
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More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika

Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists.

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