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Immune System Protein Regulates Sensitivity to Bitter Taste

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that tumor necrosis factor (TNF), an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste. The finding may explain taste abnormalities and decreased food intake associated with infections, autoimmune disorders, and chronic inflammatory diseases.

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Zoetis Supports Clinical Training for Residents of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

The ACVIM Foundation and Zoetis have announced a renewal of Zoetis' support for clinical training of ACVIM residents.

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USPSTF Mammography Recommendations Would Cost Thousands of Lives and May Strip Millions of Mammography Insurance Coverage

Adoption of draft US Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations would result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year and may strip millions of women of insurance coverage for mammograms at the time of their choosing previously guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act .

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Dietary Supplements Shown to Increase Cancer Risk

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While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.

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MD Anderson Study Points to Potential New Lung Cancer Therapy

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New findings about regulation of PD-L1, a protein that allows cancer to evade the immune system, has shown therapeutic promise for several cancers, including the most common form of lung cancer.

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Mayo Clinic Physicians Presenting New Research on Heart Transplant Care and Long-Term Outcomes

Heart transplant surgeons from Mayo Clinic are presenting findings from three recent clinical studies involving heart transplant patients. The presentations took place during the 2015 International Society of Heart & Lung Transplant (ISHLT) in Nice, France, on April 15–18.

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Moon Shots Program Researchers to Contribute to New Stand Up to Cancer Dream Teams

Researchers pursuing answers to KRAS-mutated lung cancer and ovarian cancer prevention in MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program are chosen for similar roles in SU2C Dream Teams.

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MD Anderson Study Seeks Earlier Ovarian Cancer Detection

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Successful ovarian cancer treatment often relies on catching it early. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may help point to a new method for women at risk.

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New Guidelines Inform Clinicians How to Treat a First Seizure

Following a first seizure, physicians should discuss with patients whether it is appropriate to prescribe medication to reduce risk of another seizure, according to new guidelines released at the American Academy of Neurology meeting.

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DNA Abnormalities Found in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) study.