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MicroRNA Exhibit Unexpected Function in Driving Cancer

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New research shows that both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive growth and aggressiveness across cancer types, suggesting that these molecules may be more central in deadly cancers than previously thought.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nature (journal),

Released:
19-Feb-2020 5:10 PM EST
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Statins May Lower Mortality in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

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Statin use alone or with metformin is associated with lower prostate cancer mortality from all causes, among high-risk patients.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Men's Health, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
10-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Vibratory and Auditory Stimulation Improves Sleep in Patients with Insomnia.

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A vibroacoustic therapeutic intervention shows brain and sleep quality benefits in a clinical trial for patients with insomnia.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, Sleep,

Released:
7-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Finding Connections at the Surface

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How and where receptors touch at the surface of a cell may influence the strength of neuronal connections and contribute to identifying better medical interventions for pain, cancer other diseases.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cell Biology, Neuro, Pain, Nature (journal),

Released:
6-Feb-2020 8:40 AM EST
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National Study: Medical Students Become Less Empathic Toward Patients Throughout Medical School

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The nationwide, multi-institutional cross-sectional study of students at DO-granting medical schools found that those students – like their peers in MD-granting medical schools – lose empathy as they progress through medical school. However, the DO (or osteopathic) students surveyed lost their empathy to a lesser degree than their MD (doctor of medicine) peers.

Channels: Education, Healthcare, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
5-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
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Shift in treatment modalities associated with improved outcomes in uveal melanoma patients with liver metastasis

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New retrospective study indicates that the shift of treatment from systemic chemotherapies to liver-directed therapies provides survival benefits.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Liver Disease, Vision,

Released:
3-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST
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    29-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST

Does Lung Damage Speed Pancreatic Cancer?

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High levels of CO2 in the body, due to chronic respiratory disorders, may exacerbate pancreatic cancer, making it more aggressive and resistant to therapy.

Channels: All Journal News, Asthma, Cancer, Drug Resistance, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Smoking,

Released:
28-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Oral Hormone-Blocking Drug May Help with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

Channels: All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, OBGYN, Pharmaceuticals, Surgery, Women's Health, NEJM,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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    20-Dec-2019 5:00 AM EST

Finding Familiar Pathways in Kidney Cancer

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The famous cancer gene p53, which was thought to be less relevant in kidney cancer, may play a larger role than previously appreciated, suggesting new potential for treatment.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nature (journal),

Released:
18-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Released:
11-Dec-2019 9:50 AM EST
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