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Newswise: FAK Helps Tumor Cells Enter the Bloodstream
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    20-Jan-2014 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 612490

FAK Helps Tumor Cells Enter the Bloodstream

The Rockefeller University Press

Cancer cells have something that every prisoner longs for—a master key that allows them to escape. A new study describes how a protein that promotes tumor growth also enables cancer cells to use this key and metastasize.

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16-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
Newswise: Breakthrough Technology Enables Gene Silencing to Heal Wounds

Article ID: 612443

Breakthrough Technology Enables Gene Silencing to Heal Wounds

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers have developed a tissue scaffold that can deliver gene therapy to wounds over a period of several weeks.

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17-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST
Newswise: Silencing Inhibitor of Cell Replication Spurs Insulin-producing Beta Cells to Reproduce

Article ID: 612526

Silencing Inhibitor of Cell Replication Spurs Insulin-producing Beta Cells to Reproduce

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers replicated human pancreatic beta cells in a mouse model in which donor cells were transplanted. The newly replicated cells retained features of mature beta cells and showed a physiological response to glucose.

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16-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST
Newswise: Soil Microbes Alter DNA in Response to Warming

Article ID: 612499

Soil Microbes Alter DNA in Response to Warming

Georgia Institute of Technology

Scientists studying grasslands in Oklahoma have discovered that an increase of 2 degrees Celsius in the air temperature above the soil creates significant changes to the microbial ecosystem underground. Compared to a control group with no warming, plants in the warmer plots grew faster and higher, which put more carbon into the soil as the plants senesce. The microbial ecosystem responded by altering its DNA to enhance the ability to handle the excess carbon.

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16-Jan-2014 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 612458

New, “Designer” Fiber May Help Address Fiber Intolerance and Ease IBS Symptoms

Rush University Medical Center

A newly-developed, “designer” dietary fiber with an added potential prebiotic effect may eliminate the side effects of current treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which affects 10-20 percent of the population, disproportionately women.

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16-Jan-2014 10:30 AM EST

Article ID: 612468

Pharmacists, Electronic Health Record Use Improves Shingles Vaccination Rate Among Baby Boomers

Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Shingles, a painful blistering virus related to the chicken pox, are more common in the winter and spring than any other time of the year. While people over the age of 60 account for 50% of all shingles cases, less than 15% get a vaccine that can prevent the illness. Now, a new study is showing that simple hi- and low-tech interventions may help motivate seniors to get vaccinated. The study also suggests that the combined use of pharmacists and electronic medical records could be successfully reapplied to managing other preventable or chronic illnesses.

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16-Jan-2014 8:00 AM EST
Newswise: Phase II Trial of Bevacizumab (Avastin) in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

Article ID: 612462

Phase II Trial of Bevacizumab (Avastin) in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer "Promising"

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Addition of Bevacizumab to the existing standard of care was safe and showed promising overall results. The 2- and 3- year overall survival rates were 89.8 percent and 80.2 percent, respectively.

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15-Jan-2014 3:00 PM EST
Newswise: New Analysis Shows Fewer Years of Life Lost to Cancer

Article ID: 612405

New Analysis Shows Fewer Years of Life Lost to Cancer

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

A new statistical approach to measuring the cancer burden in the United States reveals decades of progress in fighting cancer, progress previously masked by the falling death rates of other diseases.

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14-Jan-2014 1:50 PM EST
Newswise: New Patent Mapping System Helps Find Innovation Pathways

Article ID: 612400

New Patent Mapping System Helps Find Innovation Pathways

Georgia Institute of Technology

A new patent mapping system that considers how patents cite one another may help researchers better understand the relationships between technologies – and how they may come together to spur disruptive new areas of innovation.

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14-Jan-2014 12:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 612389

Employment May Lead to Improvement in Autism Symptoms

Vanderbilt University

More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a new study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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14-Jan-2014 11:20 AM EST

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