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Facilitated Intervention Can Improve Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Survivors

Taking the focus off pain management and specific post-treatment symptoms, Norris Cotton Cancer Center researchers establish a new paradigm for working with breast cancer survivors

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OU Research Team Receives NIH Grant to Facilitate Innovative Technique that Enhances Breast Cancer Detection

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An innovative technique that enhances breast cancer detection while reducing radiation dose has been proposed by a University of Oklahoma research team. In response, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3 million grant to the OU team to facilitate the technique, which includes building a patient imaging system and conducting preclinical evaluations and Phase I clinical trials.

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Panel Predicts Whether Rare Leukemia Will Respond to Treatment

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Patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia have limited treatment options, and those that exist are effective only in fewer than half of patients. Now, a new study identifies a panel of genetic markers that predicted which tumor samples would likely respond to treatment.

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Marketing of Energy Drinks Placed on TV Channels that Appeal to Teens

Though the Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by teens, research finds that manufacturers market the bulk of their products on TV channels that likely appeal to teens.

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UofL Researchers to Examine Asthma Triggers in Older Adults

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The National Institute on Aging has awarded Barbara Polivka, Ph.D., Shirley B. Powers Endowed Chair in Nursing, University of Louisville School of Nursing, and her interdisciplinary team at $2.3 million grant to study asthma in older adults.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy Changes Key Areas of the Human Brain that Play a Role in Memory and Emotion

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a team of UCLA researchers has shown for the first time in a large cohort of patients that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), sometimes referred to as shock treatment, change certain areas of the brain that play a role in how people feel, learn and respond to positive and negative environmental factors.

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UWM Leads Search for Quintessential Information About Universe

A new center will advance the hunt for elusive gravitational waves in space using a unique method – monitoring changes in the arrival times of radio signals from pulsars, the universe’s most stable natural clocks.

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Researchers Develop New Potential Drug for Rare Leukemia

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Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new drug that shows potential in laboratory studies against a rare type of acute leukemia. And additional studies suggest the same compound could play a role in prostate cancer treatment as well.