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Dartmouth Researchers Use Implantable Micro-Device to Monitor Oxygen in Glioma to Improve Treatment Outcomes

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Monitoring oxygen levels in human tumors growing in a mouse brain using EPR oximetry with implantable resonators provides opportunities to evaluate and optimize various strategies being developed to improve oxygen levels in the glioma.

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What Drives Advanced Prostate Cancer? New Study Describes Genomic Landscape

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In a major advance in precision medicine, an international collaboration of researchers found 90 percent of castration resistant metastatic prostate cancers harbored some kind of genetic anomaly that could drive treatment choices.

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Re-Engineered Antibiotic Shows Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and adults. The findings appear today in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Pilot Clinical Trial Finds Injected Immune Cells Safe in Multiple Myeloma Patients

In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have safely used immune cells grown from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of white blood cells.

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Researchers Focus on Potential Tool for Predicting Survival, Staging Prostate Cancer in Cancer Cell

Researchers with the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly decreases quality of life. The research, published online in the journal Cancer Cell, may offer new targets for diagnosing and treating this common disease.

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Thinking Alike Changes the Conversation

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As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other’s posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align, each other’s speech patterns. In addition, people who are better at compromising align more closely.

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What Makes Cancer Cells Spread? New Device Offers Clues

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.

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Smokers Don’t Vote: 11,626-Person Study Shows Marginalization of Tobacco Users

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Study of 11,626 people shows that, all else equal, smokers are 60 percent less likely to vote than nonsmokers.