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Thyroid Cancer Genome Analysis Finds Markers of Aggressive Tumors

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A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients.

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New Insight on Why People with Down Syndrome Invariably Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers discover the cell events in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome that lead to the amyloid pathology observed in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings support a novel approach to treating and preventing both diseases.

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Dartmouth Study Measures Breast Cancer Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Study suggests it may be possible to use Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomographic imaging (DOST) to predict which patients will best respond to chemotherapy used to shrink breast cancer tumors before surgery.

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National Institutes of Health Awards Detroit Colleges $21.2 Million to Improve Student Diversity in Biomedical Research

A consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research.

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Finally: A Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

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Vitamin D upregulates the gene GDF-15. Study shows that GDF-15 is lost in prostate cancer driven by inflammation.

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NIH Grants WVU $10.7 Million for Stroke Research

West Virginia University is bolstering its faculty and scientific research on stroke to mitigate the devastating effects of the disease across the state and the nation with the help of a $10.7 million grant from the NIH over the next five years.

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Steadily Rising Increases in Mitochondrial DNA Mutations Cause Abrupt Shifts in Disease

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New work by a pioneering scientist details how subtle changes in mitochondrial function may cause a broad range of common metabolic and degenerative diseases.

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Big Black Holes Can Block New Stars

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Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block formation of new stars in aging galaxies, a study has found.

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