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Loose skin and 'slack volume' protect Hagfish from shark bites

Chapman University has published new research showing how hagfishes survive an initial attack from predators before they release large volumes of slime to defend themselves. Because the slime ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Mechanism identified of impaired dendritic cell function that weakens response to cancer

A new study from The Wistar Institute revealed the mechanism implicated in the defective function of tumor-associated dendritic cells (DCs), a specialized type of immune cells that expose the ...

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Active surveillance of low-risk PMC of the thyroid proposed as first-line management

A 10-year study of more than 1,200 patients with low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid led researchers to conclude that close and continuous monitoring is an acceptable first-line ...

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Liquid biopsy results differed substantially between two providers

Two Johns Hopkins prostate cancer researchers found significant disparities when they submitted identical patient samples to two different commercial liquid biopsy providers. Liquid biopsy is ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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'Bet hedging' explains the efficacy of many combination cancer therapies

The efficacy of many FDA-approved cancer drug combinations is not due to synergistic interactions between drugs, but rather to a form of "bet hedging," according to a new study published by ...

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Testing the accuracy of FDA-approved and lab-developed cancer genetics tests

Cancer molecular testing can drive clinical decision making and help a clinician determine if a patient is a good candidate for a targeted therapeutic drug. Clinical tests for common cancer ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Firefighters may face higher odds for skin cancer

(HealthDay)—Exposure to firefighting chemicals may be one reason why Florida firefighters have a higher-than-normal rate of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Deadly heart rhythm halted by noninvasive radiation therapy

Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy—aimed directly at the heart—can ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists discover blood sample detection method for multiple sclerosis

A method for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis has been developed by a University of Huddersfield research team.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Study links health risks to electromagnetic field exposure

A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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