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Leukemia Treatment Research News: Research leads to new treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia

(SOURCE: ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL) - International researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis. Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has identified three genetic alterations ...
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Autism Treatment News: ASU gut microbe study shows promise as a potential treatment for autism

(SOURCE: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY) - The key to fighting autism might lie not in the mind, but in the gut. A team led by Arizona State University researchers is taking a novel approach in the search for effective autism treatments by focusing on improving the gut microbiome through fecal microbial ...
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Cervical Cancer Research News: TCGA study identifies genomic features of cervical cancer

(SOURCE: NIH/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE) - Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel genomic and molecular characteristics of cervical cancer that will aid in the subclassification of the disease and may help target therapies that are most appropriate for each patient. The new study, a comprehensive ...
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Stroke Treatment News: Low-cost therapy produces long-lasting improvements for stroke survivors

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA) - A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia and the University of Glasgow has found that a low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems. A stroke can affect the way the brain processes the information it ...
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Rhinosinusitis Treatment News: Patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis show improvement with Verapamil treatment

(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY) - A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients. It is the first study ...
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Cancer Research News: On target: UNC researcher arms platelets to deliver cancer immunotherapy

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH CARE) - UNC, NCSU biomedical engineering research team’s findings show that engineered platelets can deliver antibodies to kill cancer cells before they can grow or spread elsewhere in the body. After surgery to remove a cancerous tumor – even if the surgery is considered ...
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PTSD Research News: Researchers detail novel underlying mechanism involved in PTSD and other anxiety disorders

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM) - University of Alabama at Birmingham neurobiologist Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D., has discovered a novel mechanism for how stress-induced anxiety — the type of experience that can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD — affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain ...
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Concussion Research News: Post-Concussion, Study Shows Peripheral Vision Substantially Impaired

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER) - After a concussion occurs, symptoms most commonly experienced are headache, dizziness, memory problems and sleep disturbances, as well as visual dysfunction. Such symptoms can be difficult to quantify and follow in patients on a long-term basis. Patient reports of feeling ‘slower than ...
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Ulcerative Colitis Research News: U-M researchers discover what makes drug for ulcerative colitis tick

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) - For approximately 70 years, physicians have used a medication containing the active agent mesalamine to treat ulcerative colitis, but little was known about how the drug targeted the inflammatory bowel disease. Now, a group of University of Michigan researchers have identified one of the ways ...
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To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, Iowa State study suggests

(SOURCE: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY) - If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study ...
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