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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Extended-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancers Does Not Increase Risk of Duodenal Toxicity

July 7, 2015 — A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) ... read more

Improvement in Management of Localized Prostate Cancer

July 7, 2015 — After years of overtreatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer, rates of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased sharply in 2010 through 2013, and high-risk disease was more often ... read more

Marijuana Users Substitute Alcohol at 21

July 7, 2015 — A recent study looked at marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24. It's probably not surprising that the results show a drastic increase in alcohol consumption in people ... read more

Age-Related Self-Destruction of Cells Makes Kidney Prone to Injury

July 7, 2015 — As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The current recommended minimum daily dose of vitamin D is not sufficient to restore healthy vitamin D levels in overweight or obese blacks, researchers ... read more

Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

July 7, 2015 — When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds an American national study. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor ... read more

Tracking Measles Cases Introduced to British Columbia During the 2010 Games

July 7, 2015 — The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games brought more than just athletes to British Columbia. It also left the province with a bad case of the measles. A research team used whole-genome sequencing to track ... read more

Organ Transplant Rejection May Not Be Permanent

July 7, 2015 — Rejection of transplanted organs in hosts that were previously tolerant may not be permanent, report scientists. Using a mouse model of cardiac transplantation, they found that immune tolerance can ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A novel approach that dramatically simplifies the evaluation of the liver's drug-metabolizing activity, and the potential toxic effects of the products of that activity on other organs, has been ... read more

Serious Adverse Events Rare in Healthy Volunteers Participating in Phase I Drug Trials

July 7, 2015 — Many people believe that phase I trials with healthy volunteers are very risky and because they pose risks with no benefits, unethical. But how risky are such trials? Less than 1% of 11,000 healthy ... read more

Magnetic Hyperthermia, an Auxiliary Tool in Cancer Treatments

July 7, 2015 — Hyperthermia (increase in body temperature) has been used for centuries to combat tumors and reduce their effects. New research aims to use a different system (magnetic nanoparticles) to increase ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A gene that is mutated in Seckel Syndrome, a rare disease that causes microcephaly and growth defects, has been found to be crucial for the correct division of brain stem cells. and even plays a role ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. He says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this ... read more

Cancer Drug 49 Times More Potent Than Cisplatin

July 7, 2015 — A new cancer drug has been found to have effectiveness for ovarian and bowel cancer that is 49 times as potent is Cisplatin. The key to this new drug, researchers report, is that it can shut down a ... read more

Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

July 7, 2015 — For every life saved by Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

Optical 'Dog’s Nose' May Hold Key to Breath Analysis

July 7, 2015 — A laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease is under development, researchers report, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, ... read more

Second Severe Allergic Reaction Can Occur Hours After First

July 7, 2015 — New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first – and what to do about ... read more

July 7, 2015 — When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named for its role in determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to ... read more

Vitamin C Related to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Early Death

July 7, 2015 — High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, new research ... read more

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