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Breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men – EurekAlert

A new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, indicates that a lower threshold is needed for male patients to predict mortality using the gen…

Study finds associations between rheumatoid arthritis, other diseases before and after diagnosis – EurekAlert

A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 3,276 patients has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also found tha…

Study: Young children can learn math skills from intelligent virtual characters – EurekAlert

A new study examined whether young children's verbal engagement with an onscreen interactive media character could boost their math skills. The study concluded that children's parasocial (that is, one-sided) emotional relationships with the intelligent charac…

Outback telescope captures Milky Way center, discovers remnants of dead stars – EurekAlert

A radio telescope in the Western Australian outback has captured a spectacular new view of the centre of the galaxy in which we live, the Milky Way.The image from the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope shows what our galaxy would look like if human…

PCORI Board approves $70 million to support research and speed uptake of research results – EurekAlert

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $70 million to fund 21 studies and related projects designed to improve care for health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families and the healthca…

Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV and SIV infections – EurekAlert

A UC Davis study found that Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria rapidly repaired damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus. It linked chronically inflamed leaky gut to the loss…

Ammonia levels do not aid management of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients – EurekAlert

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a reversible complication of liver cirrhosis thought to be caused by ammonia and is typically treated with lactulose. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina conducted a cohort study that examined the correlation…

Patients treated outside NCI centers less likely to receive high-cost lung cancer drugs – EurekAlert

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while the use of new, high-cost lung cancer drugs rose 27 percent from 2007 to 2015, they are not used equally in all places, with all patients. Patients who lived in high-poverty areas were 4 percent less…

Studies continue to highlight benefits of bariatric surgery in teens – EurekAlert

Children's Colorado researchers and their colleagues found that musculoskeletal pain, physical function and quality of life in adolescents significantly improves and is maintained three years after bariatric surgery. Knowing that bariatric surgery does come w…

New pulsed electric field technology could lead to less invasive tumor molecular profiling – EurekAlert

New technology devised by Tel Aviv University (TAU), Herzliyah Interdisciplinary (IDC) and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers may soon offer an alternative to invasive and risky biopsies as a means of profiling tumor tissues.
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