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Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer

Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer ...

Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer

Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer ...

How Others See Our Identity Depends on Moral Traits, Not Memory

We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity. Data collected from family members of patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease showed that it was changes in moral behavior, not memory loss, that caused loved ones to say that the patient wasn’t “the same person” anymore. ... Full story

Inhibitory synapses influence signals in the brain with high precision

Nerve cell signals can be modulated and blocked by individual contacts ... Full story

Can a fruit drink help with weight loss?

Researchers are testing if a fruit drink can help with weight loss ... Full story

Study aims to determine how frequently people should eat for optimal health

Is it better to eat small meals throughout the day or fewer, more traditional meals without snacks? ... Full story

Discussing child’s cancer prognosis more likely to produce peace of mind and decrease anxiety in parents

New findings led by researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center show informing parents about their child’s cancer prognosis – even when the prognosis is less than favorable – is much more likely to give parents peace of mind and hope rather than increase their anxiety or cause them to become depressed. The study will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting on Saturday, May 30, 2015. ... Full story

An alarm clock for dormant brain stem cells

by Koh - Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) generated a molecular profile of neural stem cells from the brains of mice. They discovered that a chemical messenger called interferon-gamma awakens certain neural stem cells from dormancy and induces their activation. T ... Full story

Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine study shows promising results in Guinea

The study, testing the effectiveness of a new vaccine against Ebola, has shown encouraging outcomes according to interim analyses published today in The Lancet. ... Full story

WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis

GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year. ... Full story

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