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Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

Cancer - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:00
A groundbreaking new pilot study designs personalized tumor vaccines for people with late-stage ovarian cancer. The results are promising.
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Could your fitness boost your kids' brain power?

Genetics - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:00
Adult male mice exposed to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise boost learning ability in offspring through altered sperm RNA, study shows.
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Diabetes: Belly fat gene increases risk

Genetics - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:00
A gene that predisposes people to store excess fat on their belly rather than their hips increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly.
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Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds

Genetics - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:00
If you're a 'night owl,' you might want to change your bedtime habits; researchers reveal that late nights could raise the risk of early death.
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Blocking melanoma's 'escape route'

Genetics - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:00
A new study finds that, as melanoma tries to evade treatment, it differentiates into four subtypes. Some of these are vulnerable to treatment.
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Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

Cancer - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:00
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.
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What to do about brown spots on your teeth

Genetics - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:00
Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains.
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Why does my urine smell like fish?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:00
A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.
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What causes a volvulus?

Hematology - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:00
A volvulus occurs when part of the small or large intestine twists, causing a dangerous blockage. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what complications can occur, including sepsis, short bowel syndrome, and death.
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How blood flow helps cancer to spread

Hematology - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:00
A study shows that blood flow plays a key role in helping migrating cancer cells to exit the bloodstream and seed secondary tumors elsewhere in the body.
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How blood flow helps cancer to spread

Cancer - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:00
A study shows that blood flow plays a key role in helping migrating cancer cells to exit the bloodstream and seed secondary tumors elsewhere in the body.
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This gene ups sugar intake but lowers body fat

Genetics - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:00
One gene variant makes us eat more sugary foods but causes our overall body fat levels to be lower. Is this really as good for our health as it sounds?
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Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Genetics - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:00
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists use human neurons to study and correct the damaging effects of the APOE4 gene, a well-known genetic risk factor.
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What do the cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:00
It can sometimes be difficult for someone to determine whether they are having menstrual pain or implantation cramps. Not everyone will get implantation cramps, but there are some distinct symptoms. There are other early signs of pregnancy that can help remove any confusion. Here we explore how to tell the difference.
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Plasmapheresis: Side effects and how it works

Hematology - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:00
Plasmapheresis involves removing some plasma from the blood for donation. This plasma can be used to treat a range of medical conditions, including myeloma and some issues affecting the kidneys, the brain, or the nervous system. Here, learn how plasmapheresis works, what to expect, and how to prepare.
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How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

Cancer - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:00
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.
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Why do my gums look white?

Cancer - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:00
White spots on the gums have many causes. These include mild conditions such as mouth ulcers but could also be a sign of more severe conditions, which could potentially include cancer. White spots on the gums may cause pain or other symptoms Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about white spots on the gums here.
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Is blood actually blue?

Hematology - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:00
Some people believe that blood is blue when it is in the body and only turns red when it interacts with oxygen in the air. In this article, we investigate this and other myths and facts about the blood. Which animals have blue blood? How much blood is in the human body? Why is blood red? Find out all this and more.
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Is blood actually blue?

Genetics - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:00
Some people believe that blood is blue when it is in the body and only turns red when it interacts with oxygen in the air. In this article, we investigate this and other myths and facts about the blood. Which animals have blue blood? How much blood is in the human body? Why is blood red? Find out all this and more.
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What are diastole and systole in blood pressure?

Hematology - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:00
A person’s blood pressure is measured by the balance between diastolic and systolic pressure in the heart. The current guidelines say that a normal range is under 120/80 mm Hg. Here, we discuss the difference between diastole and systole and the risks of hypertension (high) and hypotension (low) blood pressure.
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