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Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide

People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health...
2-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Block Breast Cancer Cells From Hiding in Bones

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Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a molecular key that breast cancer cells use to invade bone marrow in mice, where they may be protected from chemotherapy or hormonal therapies that could otherwise eradicate them.
23-May-2016 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mouse Model of Autism Offers Insights to Human Patients, Potential Drug Targets

A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism’s social and learning problems. Scientists at Duke Health who developed the...
9-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Seeks Women’s Insights on What Works Best for Uterine Fibroids

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A new registry that launches this month gives women who have uterine fibroids the opportunity to help determine which strategies are most effective in treating the common condition.
9-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibody Appears to Attack Cancer Cells, Leaving Other Cells Unscathed

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A research team from Duke Health has developed an antibody from the body’s own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells. The antibody works by targeting a natural defense mechanism that cancer tumors exploit. Cells in the body...
2-May-2016 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke Expert: What Parents Should Ask Before Their Kids’ X-Rays, CT Scans

Whether a child is complaining of intense stomach pain or has a head injury after a car crash, doctors may recommend a computed tomography, or CT scan, to investigate possible injuries. CT scans use ionizing radiation to create images of bones,...
27-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

The alarming increase in U.S. childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist.
20-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Can Be Recommended in Early Prostate Cancer

Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control, according to a national study led by a Duke Cancer Institute...
1-Apr-2016 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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