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New Clinical Trial Harnesses the Power of the Immune System to Fight Brain Cancers

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Already pioneers in the use of immunotherapy, City of Hope researchers are now testing the bold approach to cancer treatment against one of medicine’s biggest challenges: brain cancer. This month, they will launch a clinical trial using patients’ own modified T cells to fight advanced brain tumors.

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Economist Available to Speak About Impact of Greek Referendum

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Scientists Drive Tiny Shock Waves Through Diamond

Researchers have used an X-ray laser to record, in detail never possible before, the microscopic motion and effects of shock waves rippling across diamond. The technique, developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, allows scientists to precisely explore the complex physics driving massive star explosions, which are critical for understanding fusion energy, and to improve scientific models used to study these phenomena.

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National Alert Issued: Hospitals Should Use Only Medication Dosing Cups with mL Measurements

ASHP and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) released a National Alert for Serious Medication Errors, recommending the replacement of dosage cups that measure liquid medications in fluid drams with cups that measure only in metric (mL).

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Study Exposes Historical Barricades to Health in Tobacco-Growing States

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A research study conducted by Amanda Fallin in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently exposed how tobacco companies rallied around the tobacco-growing states during the anti-tobacco movement. As a result, today the five top tobacco growing states continue to lead the nation in smoking rates and lung disease.

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Simply Observing Men with Very Low- and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Very Effective and Underused

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Monitoring men with very low- and low-risk prostate cancers using watchful waiting or active surveillance, called expectant management, is a useful approach for a large number of men with localized tumors and could spare them the debilitating side effects of aggressive treatments that are too often unnecessarily used in this patient population, a UCLA review of common practices in prostate cancer has found.

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UNC Researchers Find Two Biomarkers Linked to Severe Heart Disease

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Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine created a first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease.

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TCU and UNT Health Science Center to Create New Medical School

Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center have entered into a memorandum of understanding to create a new MD school in Fort Worth.

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A Bridge to Better Batteries

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As it seeks to accelerate innovation leading to a breakthrough battery technology, Berkeley Lab’s battery group has made industry engagement a top priority. The mechanisms are detailed in a new website, energystorage.lbl.gov.