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How a $10 Microchip Turns 2-D Ultrasound Machines to 3-D Imaging Devices

Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts — for the cost of a $10 microchip. Doctors and engineers from Duke and...
27-Oct-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Umbilical Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills in Some Children With Cerebral Palsy

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An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial published this week by Stem Cells Translational...
30-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Quarter of Problematic Pot Users Have Anxiety Disorders, Many Since Childhood

About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence, according to new data from Duke Health researchers.
24-Oct-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Fever in Early Pregnancy Causes Heart, Facial Birth Defects

Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Exactly how this happens is unclear. Duke researchers now have evidence...
8-Oct-2017 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Genetic Drivers of Most Common Form of Lymphoma

An international research effort led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists has been working to better understand the genetic underpinnings of the most prevalent form of this cancer -- diffuse large B cell lymphoma – and how those genes might play a...
5-Oct-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACA Medicaid Expansion Cut Disparities in Cancer Care for Minorities, Poor

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States that fully expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act cut their rates of uninsured cancer patients by more than half between 2011 and 2014. Black patients and those living in the highest poverty areas saw the greatest...
25-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Poliovirus Therapy Induces Immune Responses Against Cancer

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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

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