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Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama at Bi...

Novel therapy for metastatic kidney cancer developed at VCU Massey Cancer...

Richmond, Va. (Dec. 15, 2010) -- Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have developed a novel virus-based gene therapy for renal cell carcinoma that has been shown ...

NASA satellites see heavy rainfall and displaced thunderstorms in System 94B

System 94B has not been classified as a tropical depression, but NASA satellite data has shown that it is creating heavy rainfall near India's southeastern coast. A second NASA satellite revealed that strong wind shear is continuing to push convec...

Are depressed people too clean?

In an effort to pinpoint potential triggers leading to inflammatory responses that eventually contribute to depression, researchers are taking a close look at the immune system of people living in today's cleaner modern society. Rates of depressio...

Small molecule may disarm enemy of cancer-fighting p53

ORLANDO -- A pioneering clinical trial is testing the effectiveness in leukemia of a small molecule that shuts down MDM2, a protein that can disable the well-known tumor suppressor p53. Michael Andreeff, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine and ch...

Diabetes may clamp down on cholesterol the brain needs

BOSTON -- November 30, 2010 -- The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ in the body, has to produce its own cholesterol and won't function normally if it doesn't churn out enough. Defects in cholesterol metabolism have been linked ...

Drop in breast cancer rates directly tied to reduced hormone therapy

In a new UCSF study of more than 2 million mammogram screenings performed on nearly 700,000 women in the United States, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) ...

The John Theurer Cancer Center to unveil 40 presentations at the...

HACKENSACK, N.J. (November 22, 2010) -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that it will present research updates and clinical trial results of 40 cutting-edge studies at the 52nd Annual American S...

NERSC supercomputing center breaks the petaflops barrier

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), already one of the world's leading centers for scientific productivity, is now home to the fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world an...

GUMC: fMRI predicts outcome to talk therapy in children with an...

San Diego - A brain scan with functional MRI (fMRI) is enough to predict which patients with pediatric anxiety disorder will respond to "talk therapy," and so may not need to use psychiatric medication, say neuroscientists from Georgetown University...

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