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Network and Gene Tools Help Quickly Identify New, Rare Genetic Disease

Using a national network and gene mapping tools, Duke Health researchers led a study identifying a new genetic disorder, which still has no name. It shares similarities to two other rare genetic disorders arising from related genes.
28-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Theory on How Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Disease Begin

Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study published Sept. 26 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption -- specifically the sugar...
26-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mouse Study Shows How “Hair-of-the-Dog” Approach Works to Treat Allergies

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A research team led by Duke Health, using mice as the models, has described the cellular processes that occur during “rush desensitization.” The approach involves giving a small dose of the allergy trigger – peanuts or bee poison or even...
20-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke Clinical Research Institute to Coordinate National Study of Childhood Health

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) has been named the coordinating center as part of a $157-million federal initiative involved in studying how environmental factors affect childhood health.
21-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke Team Identifies Blood Biomarkers in Drug-Resistant Cancer Tumor Cells

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While searching for a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer cells circulating in blood, Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified some blood markers associated with tumor resistance to two common hormone therapies.
21-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Humira Provides Effective, Non-Steroid Alternative for Eye Inflammation

Patients suffering from noninfectious uveitis, a group of diseases that causes eye inflammation, can get effective treatment from a corticosteroid alternative that has previously been approved for treatment of arthritis and Crohn’s disease,...
6-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Molecular Link Behind Aspirin’s Protective Powers

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Researchers at Duke Health have identified a new mechanism of aspirin’s action that appears to explain the drug’s diverse benefits.
7-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gastric Bypass Is Better Than Other Procedures for Sustainable Weight Loss

Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance than are other surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health and the Durham VA Medical Center.
1-Sep-2016 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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