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Tumors Grown in Dishes Could Help Customize Cancer Treatment

Tumors Grown in Dishes Could Help Customize Cancer Treatment

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 23, 2015) Researchers are using laser light to probe tiny samples of tumors to gauge their metabolic activity when dosed with a variety of cancer drugs. Their goal is to pinpoint the most effective drugs for patients on an individual basis by growing and scanning pieces of their tumor in the lab before they begin chemo. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Obese Women At Greater Risk For Diabetes After Pregnancy

Obese Women At Greater Risk For Diabetes After Pregnancy

Newsy (Mar. 19, 2015) Risk of Type 2 diabetes is greater among women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy and gained weight after giving birth. Video provided by Newsy
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A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 17, 2015) Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman's could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Drink Up! Powdered Alcohol Approved By Federal Agency

Drink Up! Powdered Alcohol Approved By Federal Agency

Newsy (Mar. 12, 2015) The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved the sale of Palcohol, or powdered alcohol, beginning this summer. Video provided by Newsy
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