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Study May Show a Way to Predict Whether Children with a Genetic Disorder Will Develop Autism or Psychosis

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Findings are the first to shed light on the genetic differences between DiGeorge syndrome patients with autism and those with psychosis.

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Ocean Acidification, Premature Birth and Personality Linked, Back-Packs and Back-Pain, and More Top Stories 24-27 July 2015

Weekend edition including top stories from Friday through Monday July 24-27

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Medicare Payment Cuts, Schizophrenia Gene, Leukemia Treatment, and More Top Stories 24 July 2015

Other topics include ethnic disparities in pain treatment, colon cancer and IBD, halting Liver cancer, and more...

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Researchers Find New Method to Halt the Advance of Liver Cancer

Study suggests that drugs targeting the lymphotoxin-beta receptor may improve liver cancer treatment.

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UCLA Scientists Discover Breakthrough Experimental Therapy to Treat Colon Cancer and Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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UCLA scientists have discovered a groundbreaking experimental therapy that has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease which causes inflammation in the digestive tract and colon cancer. The treatment utilizes a chemical inhibitor able to block an RNA molecule (microRNA-214) involved in the transmission of genetic information.

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Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support

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A new study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reveals a protein’s critical – and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing and extremely difficult-to-treat blood cancer. The study was published July 23 in Cell Stem Cell.

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Scientists Identify Schizophrenia’s “Rosetta Stone” Gene

-Breakthrough reveals gene’s influence in a vulnerable period of the brain’s development -Researchers hope it could offer a therapeutic target for reversing the disease -“Strong evidence” that subtle changes early on in life can lead to “much bigger” effects in adulthood

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U.S. South Asians More Reluctant to Seek Medication for Pain

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When compared with other ethnicities, Asians are the most unsatisfied with the health care they received in the United States, previous research has shown. This dissatisfaction with health care partly is caused by health practices in the U.S. clashing with the practices Asian patients and families may be more used to experiencing overseas. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that health care providers perceive South Asians living in the U.S. to be more reluctant than other ethnicities to report pain as well as seek medications to treat the pain they experience near the end of their lives. Researchers say this finding provides an opportunity for health care professionals to deliver better culturally responsive care to South Asian patients and their families.

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Stem Cell Transplantation for Children with Rare Form of Leukemia Improves Outcomes

Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at CHLA have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).

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Expert Researchers, Young Scientists, Outreach Teams Join Forces in Battle with Cancer

A premier cancer research partnership at New Mexico State University is not only fostering extensive cancer research activity, it also is developing the next generation of cancer scientists and a new level of outreach, primarily to underserved populations across New Mexico.