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Article ID: 695986

Newly-Approved Therapy Provides Improved Quality of Life for Patients with Advanced Metastatic Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

Moffitt Cancer Center

Midgut neuroendocrine tumors are a rare type of cancer that develops in the small intestine and colon. Roughly 12,000 people are diagnosed with this disease each year. In January, the United Stated Food and Drug Administration approved Lutathera, a first-of-its-kind peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. The injection consists of a somatostatin analog combined with a radioactive isotope that directly targets neuroendocrine tumor cells.

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12-Jun-2018 9:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695939

Journal of Neuroscience Study Explains What Makes Aggressive Mice So Violent

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover That Aggressive Behavior and the Motivation to Act Aggressively Have Distinct Molecular Bases; Finding Suggests Possibility of Reducing Aggression by Targeting a Protein Associated with Addiction in a Reward Region of the Brain

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11-Jun-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695624

A Hydrogel Restores Breathing After Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Models

Thomas Jefferson University

Lab tests demonstrate that a hydrogel could help repair damaged spinal nerves that control breathing, an advance that could eventually be developed into new patient treatment.

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5-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695920

Former NHL Goalie Clint Malarchuk Shares Journey Battling Depression, OCD

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The former goaltender has teamed up with HealthyMenMichigan.org and Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, MSW, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, in a statewide campaign designed to engage working-aged Michigan men in online screening for suicide and depression and to encourage help-seeking behaviors and referral to treatment.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695896

Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

Family Institute at Northwestern University

Today's news of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, and earlier this week Kate Spade's death are tragic reminders that mental illness and suicide can affect anyone regardless of income or success.

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11-Jun-2018 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695388

Scientists Identify Foods that Fight Disease

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2018 will feature the latest research into how adding certain foods to our diet might help lower risk for diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other health issues.

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4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695888

Is it Alzheimer’s? Maybe not. Three treatable conditions can cause memory loss

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

When seniors experience memory problems, they may start worrying that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly – but sometimes an entirely different diagnosis is to blame.

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8-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695858

Wayne State researchers examine the role of glutamate in aging cognitive diseases

Wayne State University Division of Research

A research team at Wayne State University hopes to give clinicians tools for identifying the early signs of impending disease by measuring subtle deviations in the way the brain modulates its chemistry during the formation of new memories. Their research project, “Task-related modulation of hippocampal glutamate, subfield volumes and associative memory in younger and older adults: a longitudinal ¹H FMRS study,” was recently awarded a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.

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8-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695854

Rutgers Psychiatry Expert Available to Discuss Suicide and the Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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8-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695827

Celebrity Suicides Bring Issue to the Forefront

Nova Southeastern University

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8-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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