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Teen dating violence cuts both ways: 1 in 6 girls and guys have been aggressors, victims or both

ER-based study reinforces need for screening to get teens help ...

UCLA addresses 'lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine

Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional therapies. ...

Only 25 Minutes of Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Stress, According to Carnegie Mellon Researchers

PITTSBURGH—Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. ... Full story

Diabolical duo: Known breast cancer gene needs a partner to initiate and spread tumors

A study led by Princeton University researchers has revealed that the gene Metadherin — which is implicated in promoting the spread of breast cancer tumors — only stimulates tumor growth when the protein made by the gene interacts with a second protein known as SND1. ... Full story

New target: Researchers identify pancreatic cancer resistance mechanism

When cancer-promoting Kras is blocked, Yap1 steps up to fuel tumor recurrence ... Full story

Penn Anesthesiologists Identify Top Five Practices that Could be Avoided

Study Supports "Choosing Wisely" campaign to eliminate wasteful health care practices ... Full story

Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Protein that Enables Powerful Initial Immune Response

Wistar Findings Suggest Means of Boosting Initial Immune Response ... Full story

Unmasking Viral Invader

Device used in physics/chemistry reveals dynamics of pervasive pathogen ... Full story

How the Environment and Genetics Impact Our DNA – First European Study Presented

Why do certain environmental influences have different effects? Modifications in the histones, the proteins around which DNA is wrapped, are one explanation for this. Depending on how loosely or tightly the DNA is packed around the histones, the genes can either be read out or not. ... Full story

Coaxing iPS cells to become more specialized prior to transplantation cuts rejection risk, study shows

BY KRISTA CONGER - For many scientists, the clinical promise of stem cells has been dampened by very real concerns that the immune system will reject the transplanted cells before they could render any long-term benefit. Previous research in mice has suggested that even stem cells produced from the subject’s own tissue, called iPS cells, can trigger an immune attack. ... Full story

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