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Duke-Led Study Clarifies Best Treatments for Uncommon Kidney Cancers

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A head-to-head comparison of two biologic therapies used to treat a subset of patients with advanced kidney cancers provides much-needed clarity on the preferred treatment for the first line of attack.
14-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Brains of Smokers Who Quit Successfully Might Be Wired for Success

Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, showed greater connectivity among certain brain regions in people who successfully quit...
11-May-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Interferon-Free Therapy Clears Hepatitis C in 93 Percent of Patients in Trial

A 12-week dose of an investigational three-drug hepatitis C combination cured the virus in 93 percent of patients with liver cirrhosis who hadn’t previously been treated, according to a study in the May 5, 2015, issue of The Journal of the...
30-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

DCRI Leads PCORnet Study On Aspirin Dose for Heart Disease Patients

The Duke Clinical Research Institute is launching an ambitious new project that is intended to answer a question of considerable clinical importance, while also changing the way pragmatic clinical trials are conducted. The Aspirin Dosing: A...
5-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Frailty Among Older Heart Patients Helps Predicts Severe Outcomes

Frailty among older people with cardiovascular disease appears to be more predictive than age for gauging their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to an international study that included researchers at Duke Medicine.
1-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.
22-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Heart Attack Risk High in Divorced Women, Even After Remarrying

Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared...
14-Apr-2015 11:25 AM EDT

Worms and Germs Lead to Better Immune Function

Researchers found enhanced rather than suppressed immune function in animals with increased biodiversity. Publishing online in the April 8, 2015, issue of PLOS ONE, the findings add to the growing understanding of the complex environment in the...
9-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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