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New attack on brain cancer

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December 27, 2013
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Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Ten thousand Americans are diagnosed each year with this aggressive brain tumor. Now, doctors are lighting up the cancer and killing it


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Ivanhoe (Jan. 16, 2014) — Triple negative breast cancer accounts for about 15 percent of all new breast cancer cases in the U.S., but it leads to 25 percent of all breast cancer deaths. A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth are not present in the cancer tumor.
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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

Reuters (July 16, 2013) — German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) — A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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Pinpointing Prostate Cancer

Pinpointing Prostate Cancer

Ivanhoe (Jan. 10, 2014) — Some 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. One of the biggest challenges for doctors is correctly diagnosing this type of cancer. Now, there’s a new way to know exactly where the cancer is and the best way to treat it.
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