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Poliovirus Therapy Induces Immune Responses Against Cancer


An investigational therapy using modified poliovirus to attack cancer tumors appears to unleash the body’s own capacity to fight malignancies by activating an inflammation process that counter’s the ability of cancer cells to evade the immune...
18-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Natural Molecule Appears to Shut Off Cancer Cells’ Energy Source

Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have not only untangled an unusual wiring system that cancer cells use for carbohydrate metabolism, but also identified a natural compound that appears to selectively shut down this system in laboratory studies.
8-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods Less Likely to get CPR, Defibrillation


Compared to people who live in predominantly white neighborhoods, those who live in predominantly black areas are much less likely to receive CPR or defibrillation from a bystander when their heart suddenly stops beating while they are at home or...
30-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Education and Monitoring Improves the Use of Stroke-Prevention Therapies

In a large, international study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and five coordinating centers around the world, an informational campaign aimed at patients, families and physicians led to a 9-percent absolute increase in the use of...
28-Aug-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Out-of-Pocket Costs Exceed What Many Insured Cancer Patients Expect to Pay

A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found.
8-Aug-2017 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Use New Data Mining Strategy to Spot Those at High Alzheimer’s Risk

The push to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease has yielded a greater understanding of the disease, but has failed to generate successful new drugs. To blame are the many undefined subtypes of mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to...
26-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk-Reducing Mastectomy Questioned for BRCA Mutation Carriers with Prior Ovarian Cancer

For the subset of women with BRCA mutations who have already had ovarian cancer, risk-reducing mastectomy might not be worth the price tag. New research from the Duke Cancer Institute finds that for many women in this unique group, prophylactic...
11-Jul-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort Could Help Ease Global Hearing Loss

A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss.
7-Jul-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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