Discovery of Pro-Metastasis Protein Reveals Mysterious Link to Neurodegeneration

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Researchers have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests a tie between two of the most common diseases of old age.

– Rockefeller University|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Preterm Children's Brains Can Catch Up Years Later

There's some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term.

– University of Adelaide|29-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Genomic Analysis of Prostate Cancer Indicates Best Course of Action After Surgery

The study in the postoperative radiation oncology field to show that molecular signature of patient's tumor can help stratify patients requiring additional treatment.

– Thomas Jefferson University|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Primary School Reading Initiative Boosts Literacy in Kenya

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Primary school literacy rates in Kenya can be improved through the Primary Mathematics and Reading initiative, according to a journal article by researchers at RTI International and Florida State University.

– RTI International|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

New Anesthesia Technique Helps Show Cause of Obstruction in Sleep Apnea

A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Researchers to Study Hereditary Breast Cancer to Find BRCA1 Treatment Option

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People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.

– Virginia Tech|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Study: When It Comes to Gluten-Free Diets, Unfounded Beliefs Abound

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Lots of people are eating gluten-free diets, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, a UF/IFAS researcher says. Such diets, while necessary for those with celiac disease, may lack nutrients essential to good health.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|29-Jul-2014 8:55 AM EDT

Favorite Foods Can Cause Serious Choking Accidents in Kids

Food—not toys—is the most common culprit of choking accidents in kids under 5 years of age. A UCLA expert offers tips to prevent food choking accidents.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|29-Jul-2014 8:55 AM EDT
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