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Master Switch Found to Stop Tumor Cell Growth by Inducing Dormancy

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Commonly used anticancer drugs may help to make tumor cells dormant.

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Surgeons Among First in N.J. to Perform Robotic Surgery Using Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Technology

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Surgeons at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) are among the first in New Jersey to perform minimally invasive robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the latest generation of robotic minimally invasive surgery technology. The da Vinci Xi offers surgeons enhanced visual technology, broader capabilities and improved instrument control.

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Penn Researchers Show Value of Tissue-Engineering to Repair Major Peripheral Nerve Injuries

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Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common consequence of traumatic injuries, wounds caused by an external force or an act of violence, such as a car accident, gun shot or even surgery. In those injuries that require surgical reconstruction, outcomes can result in partial or complete loss of nerve function and a reduced quality of life. But, researchers at Penn Medicine have demonstrated a novel way to regenerate long-distance nerve connections in animal models using tissue-engineered nerve grafts (TENGs).

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The Female Heart: February Marks American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day

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Researcher Finds Hydrogen Production in Extreme Bacterium

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A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology has discovered a bacterium that can produce hydrogen, an element that one day could lessen the world’s dependence on oil.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Find Loss of Certain Protein Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Breast, Lung Cancer

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Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have found that breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called tristetraprolin (TTP) have more aggressive tumors and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein. Their study was published in the Dec. 26 issue of PLoS One.

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'Simple Living' Reaps Health and Financial Benefits, According to USciences Research

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Results from a recent unpublished study at University of the Sciences indicate that reducing the clutter and narrowing one’s possessions, activities, and thoughts can play a key role in boosting their mental and physical health.

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Celebrate Black History Month at the Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Black History Month in February through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.