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Online Screening for Rare Lung Cancer Mutation Opens Door to New Kind of Clinical Trial

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Cancer subtypes are like rare diseases; a new kind of clinical trial uses Dr. Google to find enough needles in enough haystacks to test drug ponatinib against FGFR positive lung cancer.

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UH Case Medical Center’s Dr. Parikh Authors SCAI Paper on Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis

Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials, according to new recommendations for renal artery stenosis e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions today by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

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Audio news conference about stool DNA test for colorectal cancer.

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Research Explains How Cellular Guardians of the Gut Develop

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Even the most careful chosen meal can contain surprises. To defend against infectious microbes, viruses or other potential hazards that find their way to the intestines, a dedicated contingent of immune cells keeps watch within the thin layer of tissue that divides the contents of the gut from the body itself.

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The Medical Minute: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties in Kids

After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule — but also the academic and social challenges a new school year brings.

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Use a Rule of Thumb to Control How Much You Drink

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Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption. That’s the finding of a new Iowa State and Cornell University study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy.

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UAB Researcher Granted $1 Million to Study Deadly Bacteria Passed to Babies From 25 Percent of Mothers

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Group B Streptococcus, when passed from mother to newborn during birth, is the leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.

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More Common Procedures for Painful Facial Tics Carry High Costs, Reports Study in Neurosurgery

For patients who need surgery for facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia, the most cost-effective procedure is the least often used, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Study Identifies Challenges Faced by NYU Langone Nurses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

A study published in The Journal of Urban Health examines the impact on NYULMC nurses’ post-Sandy deployment to help address patient surge in eight local hospitals and health facilities that had not been as affected by the storm.

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