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Cancer-Fighting Cocktail Demonstrates Promising Results as New Treatment for Advanced Cervical Cancer

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Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds.

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UT Southwestern One of Two Institutions to Offer Innovative Four-Flap Microsurgery Approach to Breast Reconstruction

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UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of only two places in the world that offers a new, innovative and highly successful approach to breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

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Preclinical Study Adds to Cancer-Fighting Promise of Combined Immunotherapy-Radiation Treatment

A study in mice implanted with breast and melanoma cancers adds to a growing body of evidence that highly focused radiation – long thought to suppress immunity – can actually help boost the immune system’s fight against cancer when combined with a new kind of immune-enhancing drug.

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Radiation Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Early-Stage Hodgkin’s Disease

Standard of care treatment for early-stage Hodgkin’s Disease has included combined therapy of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy (RT), but use of RT has not been universal. The purpose of this large-scale study was to examine the association between RT use and overall survival over time in early-stage HD.

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Iowa State Geofablab Prints 3-D Rocks, Fossils; Advances Geoscience Research, Education

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Iowa State's Franek Hasiuk is using 3-D printing to study the pores within limestone reservoir rocks. A better understanding of the pore networks within the rocks could help industry get at more oil. Hasiuk is also using 3-D printing to engage geology students.

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Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.

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Scientists Discover RNA Modifications in Some Unexpected Places

Deploying sophisticated high-throughput sequencing technology, dubbed ψ-seq, a team of Whitehead Institute and Broad Institute researchers collaborated on a comprehensive, high-resolution mapping of ψ sites that confirms pseudouridylation, the most common post-transcriptional modification, does indeed occur naturally in mRNA.

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