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How Family and Friends Influence Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

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When a woman walks into the oncologist’s office, she’s usually not alone. In fact, a new study finds that half of women have at least three people standing behind them, sitting next to them or waiting at home to help.

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Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Silicon, MEMS, Internet of Things, Sensors, microelectromechanical systems

Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Super-Strong Metal for Next Tech Frontier

Engineers have developed a strong, durable new material to help shape advanced MEMS sensors needed for the internet of things.

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Heart, Ut Southwestern, Obesity, Heart Attack

Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

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People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

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Bacteria, Wastewater, Electrodes, Nanofibers, Sustainability, Pollutants

Bacteria-Coated Nanofiber Electrodes Clean Pollutants in Wastewater

Cornell University materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Obesity and Adolescents, Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease, Body Mass Index, Coronary Heart Disease

Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be related to a higher risk of death in mid-adulthood from non-coronary non-stroke cardiovascular diseases such as fatal arrhythmia, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arterial disease, heart failure and pulmonary embolism.

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Researchers Propose New Approach to Identify Genetic Mutations in Men with Prostate Cancer

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Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer. Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses to identify genetic mutations that may influence cancer treatment and cancer risk.

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Cancer, immune therapy, Antibody, Leukemia

New Antibody Appears to Re-Activate Immune System in Cancer Therapy

Adding an investigational antibody to the chemotherapy rituximab appears to restore its cancer-killing properties in certain leukemia patients with a natural resistance to the drug, according to a small, proof-of-concept study by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.

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Cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Stem Cell, Relapse, John Dick, leukemia stem cells, princess margaret cancer centre, University Health Network

Stem-Cell Researchers Solve Mystery of Relapse in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Leukemia researchers led by Dr. John Dick have traced the origins of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to rare therapy-resistant leukemia stem cells that are already present at diagnosis and before chemotherapy begins.







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