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Diabetes increases risk of death in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if they also have diabetes, according to a comprehensive review of research conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians. Peairs says her research suggests that diabetics diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Modifiable and non-modifiable lifestyle factors influence breast cancer risk

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer … Continue reading

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Severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence: Study

Severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious disease during adulthood, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine report. Early identification and treatment of children with severe asthma is important … Continue reading

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Study shows new cardio-pulmonary resuscitation technique increases long-term survival of patients

A study led by Dr. Tom P. Aufderheide, professor of emergency medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin, shows an alternative method of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation increases long-term survival of patients. The new technique uses two devices simultaneously to increase circulation. … Continue reading

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Time-lapse technique can show cellular-level changes within deep brain regions: Study

Changes within deep regions of the brain can now be visualized at the cellular level, based on research on mice, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Published Sunday in Nature Medicine, the study used a groundbreaking technique … Continue reading

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AMBR sensor measures growth and drug susceptibility of bacterial cells without use of microscope

With an invention that can be made from some of the same parts used in CD players, University of Michigan researchers have developed a way to measure the growth and drug susceptibility of individual bacterial cells without the use of … Continue reading

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MicroRNA-29 molecule makes brain cells resistant to programmed cell death

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a molecule that can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death or apoptosis. They then decided to pinpoint where exactly this molecule played a role in the … Continue reading

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