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Effect of Chemotherapy on Surgical Resection of Liver Tumors

A study of pediatric patients with hepatoblastoma led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65 percent of patients, which could lead to a decrease in the incidence of adverse effects.

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Researchers Treat Canine Cancer, Likely to Advance Human Health

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A research team at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer.

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4 Timely Facts About Our Biological Clocks

After you roll your clocks back by an hour this Sunday, you may feel tired. That's because our bodies—more specifically, our circadian rhythms—need a little time to adjust. These daily cycles are run by a network of tiny, coordinated biological clocks. NIH's Mike Sesma tracks circadian rhythm research being conducted in labs across the country, and he shares a few timely details about our internal clocks.

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Removal of Heart Medications by Dialysis May Increase Kidney Failure Patients’ Risk of Dying Prematurely

• Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, beta blockers that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis were linked with a higher risk of premature death than beta blockers that are not easily removed through dialysis.

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Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Kidney Health

• Every one-point increase in a Mediterranean diet score was associated with a 17% decreased likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease. • Dietary patterns that closely resembled the Mediterranean diet were linked with a 50% reduced risk of developing chronic kidney disease and a 42% reduced risk of experiencing rapid kidney function decline.

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Rodham Institute Hosts Summit to Promote Health Equity in Washington, D.C.

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The Rodham Institute, housed within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, hosted its 2014 Summit to promote health equity. Attendees included leaders from local and national health advocacy organizations, as well as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Health Matters Initiative Chief Executive Officer Rain Henderson.

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Uranium-Extracting Technology for Seawater Earns Research Award for Grad Student

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Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago’s Carter Abney has been developing materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to help address the problem.

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Jefferson Expert Available to Speak About Specialized Therapy for Lymphedema

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