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Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Personalized Medicine, Chantix, Nicotine Addiction, Nicotine Patch

Smoking Study Personalizes Treatment

A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

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Cancer, Cognitive Computing, personalized medicine

Pairing Cancer Genomics with Cognitive Computing Highlights Potential Therapeutic Options

UNC researchers use cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and databases to find potentially relevant clinical trials or therapeutic options for cancer patients based on the genetics of their tumors.

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Neuroscience, Epigenetic, Child Abuse

New Therapy Lessens Impact of Mistreatment at a Young Age

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Work underway in a laboratory at the University of Delaware suggest certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age.

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Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Genetics

Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

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By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

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Gene Therapy, myotubular myopathy, Children, Pediatric, ASPIRO, Virus

New Gene Therapy Trial for Severe Neuromuscular Disorder in Children

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a gene therapy product called AT132 for X-linked myotubular myopathy – a rare disease characterized by severe muscle weakness, breathing difficulty and early death.

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Immunotherapy, checkpoint inhibitors, Pancreatic Cancer, Mathematical Modeling

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop First Mathematical Model for Predicting Patient Response to Immunotherapy

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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RECIST, recist criteria, ross camidge, rustain morgan

Important New Insights Into RECIST Criteria Measuring Cancer’s Response to Treatment

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CU Cancer Center study examines current RECIST guidelines in an effort to bring them up to speed with new complexities presented by the latest targeted therapies.

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Improving Fuel Economy, High School Scientists, Highly Sensitive Sensors, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

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Italian-American Researchers Present Mediterranean Diet, Health, and Longevity at Annual Medical Conference

Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano introduces program at National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend In Washington D.C.







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