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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

Long Lasting Anti-Hemophilia Factor Safe in Kids, Experts Say

Apr. 24, 2015 — Children with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and joint damage. A new, extended therapy combines recombinant factor VIII with a ... read more

Significant Increase in Major Depression Reported During Recent Recession

Apr. 24, 2015 — The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in US adults, according to a new ... read more

Delayed Diagnosis of Celiac Disease May Put Lives at Risk: Is Screening the Solution?

Apr. 24, 2015 — Celiac disease is one of the most common life-long conditions in Europe, yet many people remain undiagnosed and lengthy diagnostic delays may be putting lives at risk. Today, doctors are being urged ... read more

New Light Shed on Brain's Source of Power

Apr. 24, 2015 — New research represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The study shows neurons are more independent than ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in ... read more

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Steatohepatitis: NASH Linked to 50% Higher Death Rate Compared With NAFLD

Apr. 24, 2015 — Results from a large population-based cohort of almost a million people in the UK found that the chances of dying from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, over a 14-year period, was approximately 50 ... read more

Novel Therapeutic Candidate Targets Key Driver of HCC in Genomically Defined Subset of Patients

Apr. 24, 2015 — Findings on a novel therapeutic candidate for a genomically defined subset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with an aberrant fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) pathway have been ... read more

Cancer Rates Among Patients With Hepatitis C Are Increased Compared to Those Not Infected

Apr. 24, 2015 — New results show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that the signalling route - a cascade activation of several molecules - triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of spermatocytes by ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Nearly half of American hospitals aren’t taking key steps to prevent C. difficile, a kind of gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more – ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — The first malaria vaccine candidate (RTS,S/AS01) to reach phase 3 clinical testing is partially effective against clinical disease in young African children up to 4 years after vaccination, according ... read more

Can a Parent's Concerns Predict Autism?

Apr. 23, 2015 — New research shows that many parents notice signs of autism spectrum disorder in their infant children far before an official diagnosis. The study concludes that parental concerns for their children ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according to a new analysis of county-level ... read more

Strength Vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers look at which form of exercise -- strength, endurance or a combination of both -- work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study ... read more

Making the Heart Beat With Ultrasonic Waves

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat and describe the settings that can do so most ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and ... read more

Chance and Circumstance Tip Immune Control of Cancer

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers developed a new computational model that elucidates the dynamic interplay between cancer and the immune ... read more

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