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Newswise: New biomarker-guided strategy has potential for liver cancer treatment
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Article ID: 715810

New biomarker-guided strategy has potential for liver cancer treatment

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered a cellular pathway tied to cancer that may be beneficial in reducing side effects and extending duration of immunotherapy in some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

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15-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715613

Despite Long-Term Treatment, HIV Persists in Spinal Fluid and is Linked to Cognition Problems

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Even after nearly a decade of strict HIV treatment, cells sheltering the virus could be found in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of participants in a national clinical trial of people living with HIV. Moreover, those participants had higher likelihood of cognitive deficits.

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11-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715832

Researchers describe new ALS biomarkers, potential new drug targets

University of Illinois at Chicago

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease that causes paralysis and ultimately death when the nerves enervating the lungs cease to carry the signals needed for breathing.

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15-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 715840

Study shows parent/teen conversations can improve driver safety

University of Iowa

A new University of Iowa study finds that teenagers who drive cars equipped with onboard monitoring systems have fewer accidents when they have conversations with their parents about safe driving when the system flags an unsafe driving situation.

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15-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

Article ID: 715820

Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study led by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers Caitlin Pepperell and Bruce Klein has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus.

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15-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715814

Study shows advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery

Mayo Clinic

One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a study led by Mayo Clinic researchers. The retrospective study of more than 1,800 cases at Mayo Clinic from 2002 to 2012 found that the need for additional surgery was twice as high after a transobturator sling surgery compared with a retropubic sling procedure.

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15-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: ATS Celebrates Court-Established Deadlines for E-cigarettes and Cigars Regulation

Article ID: 715817

ATS Celebrates Court-Established Deadlines for E-cigarettes and Cigars Regulation

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Last Friday afternoon, July 12, 2019, a federal court decision established deadlines for e-cigarette manufacturers and makers of candy-flavored cigars to submit their products for FDA review. The Court took this action after medical and public health groups sued the Food and Drug Administration for the agency’s failure to appropriately regulate e-cigarettes and cigars in a timely and effective manner.

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15-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New UCI-led study uncovers weakness in C. diff toxin
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Article ID: 715796

New UCI-led study uncovers weakness in C. diff toxin

University of California, Irvine

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), uncovers the long-sought-after, three-dimensional structure of a toxin primarily responsible for devastating Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).

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12-Jul-2019 8:05 PM EDT
Newswise: HIV: holes in the immune system left unrepaired despite drug therapy
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Article ID: 715664

HIV: holes in the immune system left unrepaired despite drug therapy

Universite de Montreal

A discovery about HIV published in Nature Immunology paves the way to new therapies that might complement antiretroviral therapy.

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11-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715661

Increases in Social Media Use and Television Viewing Associated with Increases in Teen Depression

Universite de Montreal

A new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine scientists has revealed that social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms.

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11-Jul-2019 3:15 PM EDT

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