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DCIS Treatments Evolve Over 20 Years, But Cancer Death Rates Vary Little


Treatment patterns for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have shifted since the 1990s, with more U.S. women opting for lumpectomy in combination with radiation rather than single-breast mastectomy, according to a study lead by Duke Cancer Institute...
9-Oct-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cleaning Hospital Rooms with Chemicals, UV Rays Cuts Superbug Transmissions


In a hospital, what you can’t see could hurt you. Healthcare facilities continue to battle drug-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that loiter on surfaces even after patient rooms have been cleaned...
7-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Keeping the Body Ticking

Tick tock. Tick tock. A team of scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have discovered a molecular switch that regulates the body’s circadian clock and allows it to keep...
28-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Meningitis Model Shows Infection’s Sci-Fi-Worthy Creep Into the Brain

Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain...
24-Sep-2015 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DART Protein Shows Potential as Shock-and-Kill Strategy Against HIV


A unique molecule developed at Duke Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MacroGenics, Inc., is able to bind HIV-infected cells to the immune system’s killer T cells. It could become a key part of a shock-and-kill strategy...
22-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Identified Biochemical Pathway Could Be Target for Insulin Control

Researchers at Duke Medicine and the University of Alberta are reporting the identification of a new biochemical pathway to control insulin secretion from islet beta cells in the pancreas, establishing a potential target for insulin control.
21-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Mouse Brain Map May Illuminate Origins of Mental Illnesses


Scientists at Duke University have released a highly detailed model of connections in the mouse brain that could provide generations of neuroscientists new insights into brain circuits and origins of mental illness, such as depression and...
15-Sep-2015 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Offers New Perspectives on Clinical Research

A special series of articles addressing the ethical and regulatory challenges to pragmatic clinical trials appears this week on the website of the journal Clinical Trials. The 12 articles were sponsored by the NIH Health Care Systems Research...
15-Sep-2015 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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