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Researchers discover molecule in immune system that could help treat dangerous skin cancer

Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg EurekAlert BOSTON, MA—Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy. The team, led by Thomas S. Kupper, MD, chair of the BWH Department of Dermatology, and … Continue reading

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Study Challenges Popular Misconception That Every Calorie Is The Same

Prevent Disease A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association challenges the notion that “a calorie is a calorie.” The study, led by Cara Ebbeling, PhD, associate director and David Ludwig, MD, director of the New Balance … Continue reading

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TV alcohol advertising may play role in underage drinking

Debbie Jacobson EurekAlert Study shows that minors who recognize ads for beer and spirits are more likely to drink. BOSTON – Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink … Continue reading

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Protein ‘jailbreak’ helps breast cancer cells live

David Orenstein EurekAlert PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — If the fight against breast cancer were a criminal investigation, then the proteins survivin, HDAC6, CBP, and CRM1 would be among the shadier figures. In that vein, a study to be published … Continue reading

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Diabetes associated with higher risk of cardiovascular problems in men

Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg EurekAlert BOSTON, MA—According to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), men with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) were at higher risk for major cardiovascular events … Continue reading

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More children now living with ‘life-limiting’ conditions

Paula Gould EurekAlert The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows. Research led from the University of Leeds, has shown … Continue reading

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New Autism Research Reveals Brain Differences at 6 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism

PR Newswire This study from the Infant Brain Imaging network, a nationally funded research network with four primary sites, including the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young … Continue reading

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As diabetes emerges, researchers track disease’s first steps

Tom Rickey EurekAlert Scientists have taken a remarkably detailed look at the initial steps that occur in the body when type 1 diabetes mellitus first develops in a child or young adult. The analysis comes from a team of researchers … Continue reading

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The bitter taste of sugar prohibition

Rob Lyon Independent On Thursday, high-profile science journal Nature published a commentary by three academics, which argued that sugar is a toxin and that it should be subject to similar kinds of public-health interventions as alcohol. In other words, sugar … Continue reading

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Spotting Dyslexia Before a Child Starts School

Source: PR Newswire BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to … Continue reading

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