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Two endocrinology societies announce comprehensive framework to combat obesity

Calling it the most under-reimbursed major disease in America, two endocrinology societies announced an evidence-based, multidimensional, comprehensive framework to combat the nation's obesity epidemic today.
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Food experts to discuss pros and cons of GM crops at Food Integrity and Traceability Conference

One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops - will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April).
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Study: Honokiol reduces proliferation of renal cell carcinoma

A new study shows that honokiol, a small molecule polyphenol extract derived from Magnolia officinalis bark, reduces proliferation of renal cell carcinoma.
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Scientists to develop handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from patient's bedside

Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient's bedside.
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Research opens new possibilities for blocking runaway cell division in cancer

The structure of a key part of the machinery that allows cells to divide has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis -- opening new possibilities for throwing a wrench in the machine and blocking runaway cell division in cancer.
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New policies needed to address the growing demands of Alzheimer's disease

To address the burgeoning demands of Alzheimer's disease that will affect generations, new policies will have to be adopted to acknowledge the complex and unique needs of people with dementia.
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White matter linked with cognitive health

A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome.
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Research shows blocking DNA repair improves radiation therapy for glioblastomas

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for highly fatal brain tumors called glioblastomas.
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Parkinson’s patients encouraged to order new Parkinson’s Passport to avoid medicine problems

This World Parkinson’s Day (11 April 2014) Parkinson’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise are encouraging anyone with Parkinson’s — or people caring for someone with the condition — to order a new Parkinson’s Passport to help avoid medicine problems.
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Viewpoints: A 'misguided' debate; trying to figure out who's uninsured; the safety net for the middle class

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one. As enrollment closed (for most) on March 31, the system passed 7 million exchange sign-ups.
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Scientists seek broad, versatile countermeasures effective against several kinds of viruses, other pathogens

​A group of University of Washington scientists is seeking broad, versatile countermeasures effective against several different kinds of viruses and other pathogens. The investigators are part of a national push for faster responses to unexpected infectious agents.
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New nonsurgical approach to treat chronic pain and stiffness linked with knee osteoarthritis

A new nonsurgical approach to treating chronic pain and stiffness associated with knee osteoarthritis has demonstrated significant, lasting improvement in knee pain, function, and stiffness.
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New project reveals mysterious processes of human brain

One of the biggest challenges today is to understand the human brain and we never have been closer to realize it. More than 130 institutes are taking part in one of Europe´s largest research projects, funded with 1.2 billion Euros: The Human Brain Project.
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Scientists uncover surprising link between brain development and gene tied to breast cancer

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details into a surprising-and crucial-link between brain development and a gene whose mutation is tied to breast and ovarian cancer.
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Study shows subpopulations of breast cancer cells cooperate to aid tumor growth

Subpopulations of breast cancer cells sometimes cooperate to aid tumor growth, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who believe that understanding the relationship between cancer subpopulations could lead to new targets for cancer treatment.
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Common treatment for type 2 diabetes could cause longer-than-normal periods of hypoglycemia

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a common treatment for people with type 2 diabetes could cause longer-than-normal periods of the low blood sugar reaction hypoglycemia, which may result in increased health risks to people with diabetes.
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New data sharing platform to advance cancer research: an interview with Dr. Charles Hugh-Jones, Chief Medical Officer, Sanofi U.S.

Project Data Sphere, LLC (PDS) is an independent, not-for-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Life Sciences Consortium (LSC), a group formed by President Bush in 2001 to look at the ways in which different organisations can come together to improve outcomes in cancer research that no individual group could do by itself. The data-sharing platform is one of the projects developed by the group.
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Production of Immutep’s ImmuFact IMP321 starts at WuXi AppTec facilities in China

Immutep S.A., the biopharmaceutical company specializing in immuno-oncology, and Eddingpharm have started production of Immutep’s ImmuFact IMP321 (a LAG-3Ig fusion protein) at WuXi AppTec facilities in China. The product is being produced to European, U.S. and Chinese GMP standards.
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Mayor launches new medical research and translation initiative at Imperial College London

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched MedCity, a major new medical research and translation initiative, at Imperial College London today [Tuesday 8 April].
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Quantum Imaging secures £1.6 million investment to develop medical imaging device

Quantum Imaging Ltd, a University of Leeds spin out, has secured a £1.6 million investment to develop its medical imaging technology.
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