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Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Well Tolerated; Survival Gains Observed

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A phase one study of 11 patients with glioblastoma who received injections of an investigational vaccine therapy and an approved chemotherapy showed the combination to be well tolerated while also resulting in unexpectedly significant survival...
12-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Launched to Better Understand Real-World Impact and Progression of COPD

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The MURDOCK Study, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today the launch of a new collaborative research effort to closely follow 850 people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
7-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a study led by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Duke University...
28-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transgender College Freshmen Drink More, Experience More Blackouts

A survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems and...
23-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Map Pathways to Protective Antibodies for an HIV Vaccine

A Duke Health-led research team has described both the pathway of HIV protective antibody development and a synthetic HIV outer envelope mimic that has the potential to induce the antibodies with vaccination.
13-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Radiation Could Safely Cut Breast Cancer Treatment Costs

More than half of older women with early stage breast cancer received more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary, adding additional treatment and health care costs, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Most Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Get Preventive Drug Before Stroke

More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received not enough or no anticoagulation therapy prior to having a stroke, despite the drugs’ proven record of reducing stroke risk, according to a Duke Clinical...
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pokémon Go Appears to Encourage Sedentary People to Get Up and Go

The Pokémon Go craze that spurred millions of people to collect virtual monsters via a smart phone app might have also had a health benefit by encouraging people to get up and walk.
8-Mar-2017 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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