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Human Mode Of Responding To HIV Vaccine Is Conserved From Monkeys

The antibody response from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand was made possible by a genetic trait carried over in humans from an ancient ancestry with monkeys and apes, according to a study led by Duke Medicine researchers.
15-Jan-2015 2:05 PM EST

Researchers Map Paths to Cancer Drug Resistance

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute has identified key events that prompt certain cancer cells to develop resistance to otherwise lethal therapies.
23-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

‘Financial Toxicity’ Can Lower Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

Doctors who treat cancer are vigilant when it comes to the physical side effects of the therapies they prescribe, but financial stress from accumulating medical bills can also weigh on patients’ health — even those who have finished their...
15-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Older Breast Cancer Patients Still Get Radiation Despite Limited Benefit

Women over the age of 70 who have certain early-stage breast cancers overwhelmingly receive radiation therapy despite published evidence that the treatment has limited benefit, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
3-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Half of STEMI Heart Attack Patients May Have Additional Clogged Arteries

A blocked artery causes a deadly kind of heart attack known as STEMI, and a rapid response to clear the blockage saves lives. But in more than half of cases studied recently by Duke Medicine researchers, one or both of the patient’s other...
14-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Early Palliative Care Can Cut Hospital Readmissions for Cancer Patients

Doctors at Duke University Hospital have developed a new collaborative model in cancer care that reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge. The Duke researchers shared their...
21-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Prostate Cancer’s Penchant for Copper May Be a Fatal Flaw

Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness.
10-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Stress May Be Harder on Women’s Hearts Than Men’s

Researchers have known for decades that stress contributes to heart disease. But a new analysis by researchers at Duke Medicine shows mental stress may tax women’s hearts more than men’s. The research appears online Oct. 13, 2014, in the...
13-Oct-2014 3:50 PM EDT

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