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‘Prepped’ by Tumor Cells, Lymphatic Cells Encourage Breast Cancer Cells to Spread

Breast cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own spread throughout the body by coaxing cells within lymphatic vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals, according to a new report by Johns Hopkins scientists.

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The Wistar Institute Opens New $100 Million Biomedical Research Facility

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The Robert and Penny Fox Tower expands Wistar's biomedical research ability with state-of-the-art labs and equipment, and enhances the Institute's culture of collaboration and 'team science.'

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Global Climate Trend Since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C Per Decade

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Global Temperature Report: August 2014

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An Uphill Climb for Mountain Species?

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A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets an agenda for biodiversity conservation throughout the world’s mountain regions.

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Taxes and Subsidies Could Encourage Healthier Diet and Lower Healthcare Costs

In a Viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of Tufts University and Harvard University researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States.

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Any Diet Works, if You Stick to It

Weight loss differences between popular diets are minimal and likely of little importance to those wanting to lose weight, the researchers say. However, diets with behavioural support and exercise enhance the weight loss.

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Researchers Examine Effectiveness of Blocking Nerve to Help With Weight Loss

Among patients with morbid obesity, blocking the vagus nerve, which plays a role with appetite and metabolism, did not meet pre-specified efficacy objectives compared to a control group, although the intervention did result in greater weight loss, according to a study in the September 3 issue of JAMA.

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Study Finds Change in Type of Procedure Most Commonly Used for Bariatric Surgery

In an analysis of the type of bariatric surgery procedures used in Michigan in recent years, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) surpassed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in 2012 as the most common procedure performed for patients seeking this type of surgery, and SG became the predominant bariatric surgery procedure for patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the September 3 issue of JAMA.

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